Senior Software Engineer (Backend)


Carlsbad, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/20/2021
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  • Company Address: Carlsbad, San Diego, CA, 92008

About Raken

Raken is a cloud-based, mobile, daily reporting and field management platform for contractors. We enable superintendents, foreman and project managers to streamline field workflows by creating accurate daily reports, time cards, and more in less time. We work with commercial, residential, and specialty contractors of all shapes and sizes. Raken's digital toolbox allows you to manage/document accidents & delays, subcontractor information, site safety & quality control observations, project photos, weather, task lists, equipment rental, jobsite visitors, time cards, and more!

Job Description

We are looking for a proven Senior Software Engineer (Backend) to join our hyper growth startup that has the #1 app in one of the largest industries in the world. 

Technically, applicants should have an excellent background in data structures, design patterns, and modern programming practices with more than 5 years of Java experience, including API and Database development. 

Well qualified applicants will have deep experience in the latest libraries and programming techniques along with accomplishments that showcase their capabilities by their success and technical depth. 

Why Join Raken?

  • Raken is a rapidly growing startup based in Carlsbad, California.
  • We were recognized on the Forbes 2020 list of America’s Best Startup Employers and are ranked no. 1057 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing U.S. Companies
  • We are consistently ranked as a High Performer for construction management solutions on notable review sites like G2, Capterra, and Software Advice
  • This position offers phenomenal benefits (including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision) 
  • We are dedicated to the growth and development of our employees and have programs in place to support that initiative
  • Our Culture is Top Priority - We have a hardworking team that loves to make a significant positive impact and have fun while doing it.  Core values we live by: Take Ownership, Elevate Others, Keep Evolving, Stay Balanced, Let's Go!


  • Ensure a constant operational awareness of platform health and team effectiveness
  • Work closely with back-end and ops teams to continually evolve, improve practices and processes, and drive the platform forward
  • Help to transform our product releases into reliable and predictable upgrades to our technology platform
  • Take ownership of the back-end stack, spearheading solutions for architecture, testing, environment set up, and continuous integration
  • Collaborate with other developers and product managers to formulate software solutions that address product requirements
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Lead and mentor other developers in your team, review performance, give feedback, and help them achieve their goals

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer 
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree, or 10+ years development experience
  • History developing and supporting applications that have seen production usage with a large userbase
  • Curiosity to drill into complex issues and understand what is actually happening in production
  • Comfortable communicating with non-technical staff to deliver both high-level strategy and technical issues
  • Experience creating standards for a remote engineering environment
  • Experience building or growing diverse professional teams in at least one other business context
  • Experience mentoring or managing other engineers, including contractors or part-time talent
  • Empathy, for customers, devs, ops and product
  • Passion for our mission

Our Technology Stack:

  • Java 8+
  • Spring Boot / Spring Cloud
  • Hibernate/JPA
  • ElasticSearch
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Datadog / Honeycomb / Prometheus


  • Employee Sponsored Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Generous PTO, including 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401k matching
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Free on-site gym membership and yoga classes
  • Company Provided MacBook Air 
  • Monthly Social Events

About Raken, Inc.:

Raken is a cloud-based, mobile, collaboration platform for the construction industry. We enable construction field workers and office personnel to report and communicate more effectively & efficiently. We work with Commercial, Residential, and Specialty Contractors of all shapes and sizes; including many of the largest construction companies in the world.

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