Senior Backend Engineer

  • Engineering
  • St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Senior Backend Engineer

Job description

Capacity is building an artificial intelligence platform to transform the modern workforce.  Our AI platform puts the power of Artificial Intelligence to work for businesses.  It allows team members to access what they need to know when they need to know it - via help desk automation, workflows and a robust knowledge base.  

Capacity engineers enjoy the opportunity and benefits of working at an early-stage artificial intelligence startup, but in an environment much more akin to a later stage company given the experience of the founding team. The culture at Capacity encourages innovation, independent problem solving, and collaboration as we continue to mature our product in the ever-changing work of AI.

Capacity is funded by the EQUITY.com incubator.  As part of our dedication to the St. Louis community, Capacity is partnered with Create a Loop, a nonprofit focused on teaching kids computer science.

This position is located in St. Louis, MO.  We are currently working as a remote work force, but plan to return to the office whenever the time comes.  


Responsibilities:

Developers on the Backend team work with our core app, its API, the bot code to connect to our app, the integration of NLP and other AI services in to the app, and the integration of APIs for the 3rd party services to support our clients.


Senior Developers on the Backend Team will use their experience to guide good software development practices throughout their team and their projects (properly scoped, edge cases solved for, appropriateness of the scale of the solution for that point in time, etc.). They will work on their own projects, while also helping to mentor more junior developers. They will use their experience when collaborating with other developers, as well as with other divisions of the company, to create ideal solutions which solve the business needs of the company. All members of the company will also continue to set the proper tone for the culture of the company, and help make it a fun, safe, and inclusive workplace for all people.

 

We Have:

  • Employer-paid health care
  • Casual and diverse workplace
  • Free snacks
  • Unlimited Vacation policy
  • Stock options

Requirements

You are:

  • Energized to join a startup
  • Excited to mentor more junior developers
  • Good at problem selection, problem solving, and course correcting
  • Focused on best practices
  • Highly pragmatic and collaborative

 

You have:

  • 3+ years of work experience
  • Proficient in Python or PHP
  • Understanding of OOP principles and practices
  • MySQL database design skills
  • Version control and Git workflow

 

Extra Awesome:

  • Experience building REST APIs
  • Experience with Microservices
  • Deployment and CI (AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins)
  • JavaScript, React.js
  • Solr, Elasticsearch
  • NLP
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks

 

Demonstrate your initiative, intuition and results from whatever you’ve been working on in the past.  Tell us what APIs you love.  Tell us what makes you tick.  Show us what you’ve been up to and we will do the same!



Additional Information:
Capacity is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.