Senior Backend Engineer

As a Senior Backend Engineer you will work within the Communicate Squad at Slite to improve, and offer new ways, of communicating within and across teams.

The Communicate Squad is actively building Slite Discussions to enable teams to keep track of important topics, make clear decisions and move topics forward.
Your mission is to deliver performant and well designed GraphQL APIs to support the feature development within the squad while also participating in scaling up the whole architecture by working closely with other squads backend engineers.

What will I be doing?

Your primary responsibility is participating to the feature development and be part of the product process within the squad to:

  • Work in tandem with the Product Manager and the Engineering manager to assess complexity/feasibility of the features;
  • Deliver performant code for our GraphQL API to support the needs of both frontend and mobile apps;
  • Cleanup and refactor your work during cool down periods in-between product cycles.
You will also work collaboratively with Alexandre and Florian outside the squad to:

  • Align on architecture choices;
  • Design a roadmap to make the features scale up as our user base grows;
  • Take opportunities to improve existing code, developer experience working on the backend or the security of the system.

Is this you?

Here are some of the key things we are looking for.
✅ You have at least 5 years of experience;

✅ Mastering one of the following languages

JavaScript/TypeScript or Ruby, Python, PHP with basics of JavaScript;

✅ You have worked with PostgreSQL and complex SQL queries

with and without an ORM;

✅ You have notions of micro-service architecture and event brokers;

✅ You have an eye for product

and are interested in building user facing features that are solving complex product problems;

✅ You are organised and able to prioritise

your work in a fast moving/delivery environment;

✅ and finally, you thrive working closely with your teammates

reviewing code, doing pair-programming, and comfortable communicating openly with the rest of the team.


Benefits of working at Slite

🙌 Great remote habits
Started in remote, selling to remote teams, we strive to be an example of great remote habits. You won't find endless stand-up and hours long meetings here. We work async and socialize in sync.

🖇 Your work set up is covered
Working from home, we take care of your chair, monitor, desk and other appliances. More of a co-working person? Pick yours! Want both? No problem.

🇫🇷 French holidays, across the world
Both founders of Slite are French, we know the positive impact of good holidays. We extended the habit for employees across the world: 25 days off, plus your local bank holidays.

🎈 We see each other 3+ times a year
Some see remote as a cold way of working. Not us. We foster strong human relationships through weekly rituals and gathering at least three times a year. Offslites allow everyone to gain ownership on what's next and build stronger human connection.

🍩 Compensation
Like any startup we'll say we offer competitive compensations. This is how we do it: we built our salary model based on location, to always be in the top 25% offers of the local tech market. Our employees should feel at ease and rewarded.

🍼 Got kids?
So does 30% of the team. We're used to it. Remote gives parents work flexibly, so they can combine great family life with ambitious work.

📚 Buy any book
Are you the type of person who's always learning? We'll give you a card to expense all the books you need. Enjoy!