FYI: Senior Backend Engineer

Headquarters: Fully remote
URL: https://usefyi.com/

Documents. They are a part of most of our daily lives. And yet we just can’t find them.
 
The number one problem people have with documents is finding them across all the apps they use.
 
The FYI team is hard at work to solve this massive problem. When you join FYI, you’ll be working with co-founders Marie Prokopets and Hiten Shah on innovative solutions to it.
 
We’re a fully-remote customer-focused team of 10 who are improving how people collaborate with each other.
 
Now, we’re in the midst of building features to empower teams and companies to find the information they need quickly. 

We’re hiring a Senior Backend Engineer to become a key team member that helps fuel our growth and build a product companies love to use.
Job Overview 
As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll be working on the challenge of being able to aggregate and organize information from dozens of apps seamlessly and quickly. 
 
You’ll help FYI make sure the product delivers on its value proposition: finding the information people need at work, right when they need it.
 
What You’ll Do:
  • Architecture design, API design, data modeling.
  • Data processing, search indexing, API layer.
  • Time series and ranking algorithms.
  • Code standards, code reviews, technical planning/research, testing/QA.
  • Investigate and resolve bugs/customer issues.
  • Assist in scoping, estimating, and planning of projects.
Who We’re Looking For
  • You should know AWS, including:  API Gateway, CloudFront, CodeBuild, DynamoDB, Elasticache, Kinesis, Lamba, RDS, S3.
  • You’ve got 5 years of experience with: Chalice, Elasticsearch, Flask, Python, PostgreSQL, SQL, Redis, Serverless.
  • Bonus Tech Qualifications: Extensive experience working with APIs, Docker, Go, JavaScript, Kubernetes, React, SSR, previous remote working experience.
  • You have high accountability and ownership of your work.
  • You have a bias towards action. You love to move fast, are self motivated, and a life-long learner.
  • You care about working on fast-growing products while iterating and sweating the details.
  • You’re willing to do whatever it takes, even if this means working outside of your role (backend help frontend, frontend, handle customer support, etc).
  • You’re able to effectively balance speed/quality/tech debt and make engineering decisions that enable speed and quality results.
  • You’re a product thinker who cares about the customer. 
What’s it Like to Work at FYI?
  • We love learning from customers and being data informed. You’ll be working on a product that is backed by customer research from the start.
  • Moving fast is a requirement so we can iterate based on what we learn from our customers.
  • We highly value and celebrate clear communication and clarity of thought. Because the number one problem of remote work is communication, we’ve written about it here
  • We love sharing what we learn about how people work and collaborate online. Here’s a recent article on why people switch document apps.
You Should Include These in Your Application:
  • Your favorite AWS service and why you like it.
  • Why you want to work at FYI.
  • Your resume, LinkedIn profile and GitHub. We want to learn more about you.

We are hiring for full time roles only.  Please no agencies or development shops.

To apply: loveyourwork@usefyi.com


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