Software Engineer, Backend

Full-time • Remote

Who we are

At Waitwhile, we work on tools to eliminate the 1 Trillion hours that people spend waiting in lines every year. Our queue management platform is trusted by over 10 000 companies worldwide and helps millions of people enjoy a radically better waiting experience.

What we're looking for

Waitwhile is looking for Backend Engineers to build features, design and implement API methods, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization.

We build our app using Nodejs, Firebase, Firestore and Linux on Google Cloud Platform. Expertise in these areas is a huge plus, but having familiarity with other common web languages (such as Python or Go) and other databases are fine substitutes. We’re a small cross-functional team who genuinely enjoys working together to make Waitwhile a better product. We are looking for engineers that understand that simplicity and reliability are aspects of a system to be carefully calculated with every decision made.

This is a full time remote position right now but an opportunity to relocate to Stockholm (Sweden) or San Francisco should open up in the future.

What you will be doing

  1. You'll brainstorm with Product Managers, Designers, Backend, and Frontend Engineers on your team to conceptualize and build new features for our growing user base.
  2. You’ll produce high-quality results by contributing heavily to team projects that have a significant impact on the business.
  3. You’ll actively own team features or systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems.
  4. You'll assist our skilled support team and operations team in triaging and resolving production issues.
  5. You’ll improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

What you should have

  1. You’ve been building web applications professionally for 2+ years.
  2. You have experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g., Javascript/Typescript, Python, Go, C, or Java.
  3. You can contribute to technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team.
  4. You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability.
  5. You are a strong communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers is no problem for you.
  6. You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval.
  7. You have completed a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
Waitwhile has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

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