Sr. Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 2261 Market Street #4124, San Francisco, CA, 94114


Searchlight combines reference data with predictive analysis to identify top performers. Searchlight’s automated reference assessments allow companies to finally build the best, diverse teams while reclaiming productive hours.

Job Description

Searchlight is a San Francisco-based startup backed by top-tier investors like Accel, Founders Fund, and Y Combinator. Our founders are Kerry Wang and Anna Wang (ex- Stanford CS/AI, ex- Google, ex- McKinsey). We're looking for problem-solvers to join our existing team of ex-founders and experienced tech leaders.
+ Fast-growing team tackling an initial $7B market opportunity with customers who love the product (reach out for customer testimonials)
+ Uncapped professional and personal growth opportunity
+ Join a mission-driven startup helping employers hire the best, most diverse teams
Sr. Backend Engineer
We're looking for software engineers who want to take ownership and drive development of large product areas. Joining Searchlight means seeing all parts of the business, helping to build the team, and shaping our culture from the earliest stages.
Who we can count on to:
+ Identify high-impact opportunities, design features in pursuit of goals, and explain the rationale for your decisions.
+ Work cross-functionally with engineering, design, and product to delight our users
+ Take ownership over engineering architecture and implementation
+ Chart the course of our future technology investments
+ Architect, design, and re-design our architecture to support new product lines
+ Write, test, and ship code every day
What we're looking for:
+ Mastery of JavaScript, Node, GraphQL, Postgres
+ Passion about software quality and correctness
+ Hunger to continually improve and be challenged; seeks, applies, and offers constructive feedback
+ Shocking efficiency; you get a lot done quickly
+ Proactively leaves things better than found
+ Strong technical communication abilities and emotional intelligence
+ Pragmatic execution and logical thinking
What we offer:
+ Fast-paced, collaborative team that genuinely enjoys working together (ask us about our Wednesday night Zoom dinners!)
+ Competitive salary and equity grants
+ Meaningful ownership and we want you to have a say over the product direction
+ 100% premium healthcare coverage
+ 401K matching
+ flexible time off
Searchlight is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We offer equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.