Chicago, IL

Senior Backend Software Engineer




Ubiety Technologies, Inc is dedicated to developing innovative device detection and RF signaling products that improve the safety and security of homes, businesses, and communities. We offer a fast-paced, highly collaborative startup environment where you will be inventing and developing transformative products to improve the lives of our customers. You will be working alongside extremely talented engineers and creative designers from inception through delivery of a revolutionary product.

We are seeking a Senior Backend Software Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about creating elegant, robust, and scalable applications. This opportunity requires leading the technical design of the microservices and streaming applications that power our latest home awareness and security product, HomeAware.

The ideal candidate is motivated by developing software that solves complex problems, is always reading up on the latest technologies as they relate to backend and cloud engineering, and is passionate about building quality, robust systems and achieving operational excellence. An ideal candidate has strong leadership and communication skills with a commitment to raising the engineering bar of the team through mentorship of junior engineers. If you are committed to teamwork, learning, and hustle you will thrive in this role.

Our backend team owns mission-critical aspects of a rapidly growing product. You will have an incredible amount of impact on the current state and future direction of our cloud infrastructure, with visibility throughout the organization and a significant opportunity to take ownership and lead other team members. Our team moves fast, and is highly autonomous. If you can dream it, you will have an opportunity to build it.

In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience and performance. We believe strongly that if you contribute to adding to Ubiety’s value, you should share in that value.

Standard Salary Range: $100k - $150k Annually plus equity

What you'll need

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field with 3+ years of software engineering experience OR 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • Fluency in Python, Go, C++, Java, or similar programming languages
  • Strong understanding of REST API and microservice design best practices
  • Strong understanding of relational database design for Postgres, MySQL, or similar
  • Understanding of NoSQL database design and technologies such as Apache Cassandra, DynamoDB, MongoDB, or similar
  • Familiarity with streaming platforms such as Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, or GCP Pub/Sub
  • Experience developing cloud-native applications on platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Experience with in-memory cache solutions such as Redis or Memcached
  • Familiarity with container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes or Amazon ECS
  • Understanding of cybersecurity best practices
  • Experience with Git and contributing to CI/CD workflows
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • English language proficiency

Preferred Requirements:

  • Primary work location in Chicago, IL
  • Experience designing, building, and maintaining highly scalable and robust APIs in a production environment
  • Ability to engineer solutions from high-level business requirements with a high level of autonomy
  • Experience leading and mentoring other Software Engineers (especially Backend Software Engineers)
  • Experience implementing best practices for backend software development projects in a team environment (code reviews, style guides, unit and E2E test frameworks, etc)
  • Familiarity with building and maintaining applications in AWS
  • Familiarity with Terraform and infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience with cost-optimizing backend infrastructure
  • Experience with observability tools such as Sentry, Datadog, OpenTelemetry, or similar
  • Strong understanding of Go and Python, with an emphasis on concurrent program design
  • Experience building event-driven applications using Apache Kafka
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with time-series databases such as Amazon Timestream or TimescaleDB

What you'll be doing

  • Lead design of scalable and robust backend microservices including API routes and database schemas
  • Lead design of highly scalable streaming applications
  • Conduct code reviews, enforcing coding standards and best practices within the team
  • Collaborate with business and product leadership to ensure that your backend designs meets business requirements and are built in a forward-looking manner
  • Provide engineering mentorship for other team members and continually raise the bar of our engineering standards
  • Contribute ideas for what we should be building next to support our product, business, and infrastructure scalability goals

Note: These responsibilities are just a starting place! We’re a small company, we don’t have rigid roles, and we have a lot to do - we can help you grow wherever your interests take you.

What we'll do for you

  • A small, tightly-knit team that cares about each other, and cares about leveling everyone up together!
  • A high level of autonomy, and opportunity to take as much of a leadership role as you are interested in
  • A highly collaborative environment with an extreme level of transparency and visibility at all levels of the company
  • A true meritocracy - we care about deliverables, not drama or politics. We’ve got too much to do!
  • Competitive salary with equity ownership of a fast-growing company
  • Generous quarterly bonus incentive pool for accomplishing personal and company goals (including both cash and equity)
  • Continuous learning courses and training offered for free to all employees
  • Remote/hybrid-friendly workplace
  • Flexible schedule
  • Unlimited PTO policy - Work hard, deliver on your goals, and then take the time to play hard, disconnect, and recharge.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled

Ubiety Technologies, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  Ubiety Technologies does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other protected characteristic in accordance with federal, state and local law.  

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