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Backend Engineer (Product)



Software Engineering, Product
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
This position can be performed locally in Austin TX or Remote from the following states:
Esper was founded in 2018 with the mission to empower dynamic and responsive policymaking in government. Esper’s goal is to align existing data, stakeholders and public policy goals to streamline the policymaking process at all levels of Government. We imagine a world where policymaking is driven by data and insights from all stakeholders and we are transforming traditional bureaucracy into a dynamic and flexible system that encourages innovation and collaboration.
Esper is looking for an experienced Backend Engineer to help drive this mission forward.
As a Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining features and business logic for our applications.
The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5 years of experience in backend development and a strong understanding of service based architecture.
In this role, you will collaborate closely with designers, product managers, and frontend engineers to deliver high-quality and well-designed user experiences. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and able to quickly adapt to changing requirements and priorities.

What you'll do

  • Design, build, and maintain features for our applications
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products
  • Work closely with frontend developers to develop clean API contracts
  • Continuously improve the performance, reliability, and security of our applications
  • Mentor more junior engineers on backend best practices and code quality
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest backend technologies and best practices

What we're looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in backend development
  • Experience with Java
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • If you are a self-starter with a passion for building great experiences, we would love to hear from you

Perks and Benefits:

  • Being a part of an innovative and collaborative team that will both support and challenge you
  • Significant opportunity for growth and ownership
  • Ability to shape Esper for the long-term
  • Paid holidays & unlimited PTO
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous parental & sick leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Short/Long term disability & life insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Work anniversary equity grants
  • Monthly stipend to offset remote work expenses
  • Office equipment allowance
  • Paid Time Off to participate in volunteer/community events