Backend Engineer at Kiddom | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco or New York or Open to Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

To tackle this challenge, Kiddom is looking for a Backend Engineer who will embody forward-thinking best practices and bring a positive attitude to work with our team and strive for the betterment of our children's education and the future of our society.

You will...

  • Design and build a scalable, generalized framework for third-party API integrations
  • Leverage existing infrastructure and components to build RESTful web services
  • Build APIs and robust testing environments for internal and external developers
  • Bring an attention to detail - what we do affects people’s educational opportunities and we have to be mindful of that
  • Craft delightful user experiences
  • Own the product - we love people who pick up things and run with them

What we look for

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience
  • Experience designing and building REST APIs
  • Exposure to authorization technologies (OAuth)
  • Experience with continuous integration and automation tools and processes
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns and software engineering best practices
  • You've been through the planning, launching and refactoring phases of code you wrote
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated and responsible individual who strives to exceed expectations
  • Sincere interest in working at a startup and scaling with the company as we grow

Nice to have

  • Experience with educational technologies
  • Experience or interest in education
  • Experience working at a startup
  • Experience with React/Redux
  • Experience with Go(lang)
  • Experience with Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and AWS (EC2, DynamoDB, SNS/SQS, Lambda)
  • Experience with Terraform

About the Company

Kiddom builds technology enabling teachers and learners to unlock their full potential. Education technology is increasingly fragmented across various applications, undermining utility and causing cognitive overload, frustration, and ultimately, rejection. Kiddom is building a collaborative learning platform for educators to integrate content, curriculum, and analytics in one place.

We are a passionate, collaborative team focused on building transformative education technology and making a measurable impact in K-12 education.

We strive to create an inclusive, positive team culture where everyone is respected and valued for everything they bring to Kiddom, not just what they produce.

Full time permanent employees are eligible for the following benefits from their first day:

-Competitive salary

-Meaningful equity

-Health benefits: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance

-Flexible vacation policy

COVID Vaccination Policy

Kiddom policy requires employees to be vaccinated before they visit an office or attend company events..

We have remote roles but in certain positions where office attendance is deemed to be essential to the role, offers of employment shall be conditional upon proof of vaccination.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Backend Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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