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Backend Engineer (Remote)

$40,000 – $120,000 yearly

Pareto

Last Updated: 12/22/21

Job Description

*Pareto is on a mission to democratize access to quality data and empower meaningful work for people around the world.*

Pareto helps growing businesses unlock fresh, hand-picked data on people and businesses, on-demand. With Pareto, you will be able to ask for requests such as “Find female-founded startups in Silicon Valley hiring remote engineers and product operations managers” and build unique lists at the press of a button.

Our solution is enabled by a team of expert researchers assisted by powerful software that automatically collects data from public web sources. Hundreds of businesses use Pareto data to amplify their operations, sales, and marketing efforts. Customers include some of the fastest-growing startups like Modern Fertility, ClearCo, and AuntFlow as well as established businesses across the US such as Clover Health.

Pareto is a fast-growing seed-stage startup founded in 2020 by Phoebe Yao, Thiel Fellow, and a first-generation immigrant. We are freshly backed by top Silicon Valley investors and advisors including MaC VC, Soma Capital, SoGal Ventures, Foothill Ventures, and the founders of Lime, Thumbtack, and DoNotPay.

We are a diverse, fully-remote, and women-led team with backgrounds from Microsoft, Stanford, Oxford, HEC Paris, and UCLA. We care deeply about what we build and believe that trust, kindness, embracing feedback, and rapid growth are all important parts of excellence. If you share these values, apply to join our team today.

*The Role

We are looking for a backend engineer to join our fast-paced, fully-remote engineering team to build systems for our data-delivery platform. You’ll be working with a nimble team of committed and talented engineers and having a large, long-term impact on Pareto’s technical design and engineering culture.

Engineering is core to Pareto. As we build our team, our priority is in hiring great people that want to take on exciting challenges as we grow.

You’d be a fit at Pareto if:

You understand success comes from dedicated, rich, and honest teamwork. You value respect, curiosity and are able to navigate communication in a context of cultural differences and cross-functional teamwork.

You strive for engineering excellence. In your past experiences, you have demonstrated a solid understanding of modern backend technologies. Architecture challenges are your element, and you are comfortable owning a project from inception to production while implementing best-in-class DevOps, quality, and security practices.

You are not satisfied with the status quo and are always looking for better solutions for existing problems. You have reflected on what learning means and you like to share what you know.

Responsibilities

  • Shepherd backend systems from architecture and specifications to live deployments.
  • Translate our product roadmap into features for our Django/Relay GraphQL backend
  • Manage cloud resources, CI/CD, and runtime of our backend systems on AWS Lambda and Zappa.

*What you’ll need

  • Ambition to drive and lead the development of backend projects on Python/NodeJS.
  • Track record of shipping high-quality products and features at scale.
  • Ability to write high quality, well-tested, and maintainable code — paying particular attention to Linting & CI/CD pipeline.
  • Familiarity with current trends and best practices in backend architecture, including performance and security.
  • Familiarity with product and design lifecycles, and collaborating closely with designers, engineers, and product managers.
  • Creativity and the initiative to execute quickly and efficiently.
  • A willingness to embrace and provide feedback with respect and kindness.
  • Comfort setting your own goals in a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt as the business evolves
  • Familiarity with cultural differences and eagerness to work with people from very different backgrounds

*Nice to have

  • Experience using Django in an enterprise context.
  • Knowledge of different database systems such as RDBMS, NoSQL, Graph databases, and the understanding to distinguish, and recommend between them.
  • Interest in mentoring and training team members on design techniques and coding standards

*More about the role

  • This is a remote role; we're a 100% remote team
  • Ownership; we offer generous equity packages
  • Benefits include unlimited PTO, WFH stipend to support your home office needs, Annual education reimbursement



Company Details

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
*Pareto is on a mission to democratize access to quality data and empower meaningful work for people around the world. Pareto helps growing businesses unlock fresh, hand-picked data on people and businesses, on-demand. With Pareto, you will be able to ask for requests such as “Find female-founded startups in Silicon Valley hiring remote engineers and product operations managers” and b...