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Sr. Software Engineer - Backend



We are looking for incredibly bright Senior Engineers to join our growing Engineering Teams in New York with passion for building high performance backend systems while solving problems around fault tolerance, reliability, scalability, consistency, availability, throttling and queueing. While we use Node.js and GoLang on the backend and operate completely on AWS using AWS managed services, we are open to any stack as long as you know your craft.

If you are the kind of person who thrives in a challenging environment, loves production systems, has been in the trenches, curious by nature and has a thirst for pushing the limits, we are interested in you!


  • Architect and build the next generation platform engineering services at Lifion that are clear to read, highly performant, robust and easy to debug and monitor

  • Own feature deliverables end-to-end, spec out solutions and deliver independently

  • Collaborate with our engineering and product teams to provide guidance and support

  • Participate in functional, technical, and code reviews

  • Participate in interviews and help build a world-class team of engineers

  • Choose the right tool for the right job - strive for simplicity


  • Proficiency with JavaScript/Node.JS and/or GoLang or willingness to learn

  • Strong experience with Testing (unit, integration) and code coverage

  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration & Delivery methodologies

  • Knowledge of agile development methodology

  • Good knowledge of data structures, algorithms and distributed systems

  • Exposure to various data stores like Redis, MySQL, Aurora, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with microservices, Kubernetes, Docker, or other containerizers

  • Exposure to AWS or any other Cloud platforms

  • Experience with messaging, streaming systems like RabbitMQ, Kafka, Kinesis, SQS etc

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong passion for learning and applying latest technologies

  • A collaborative attitude and demonstrated team-working ability

  • Excellent problem-solving skills especially debugging of complex software systems