Senior Backend Engineer


San Francisco, California, USA Remote

Full time


Oct 17

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As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will build reliable and scalable systems from day one that handle tons of data points, match our booking requests, dispatch vehicles, calculate ETAs and much more. Both in real-time as well as in batch. You’ll be responsible for architecting the next phase of Kyte’s technology stack. You will work closely together with the product and operations team to develop features, architect and design systems and ship products to our users, partners and internal stakeholders.


  • Work on high-impact projects and innovate new solutions to provide the best rental experience possible
  • Contribute to new architecture designs to fit Kyte’s growing marketplace challenges
  • Identify, discuss, document and communicate technical improvements within your area of responsibility
  • Support, improve and reinforce Backend/Engineering standards and guidelines
  • Work cross functionally with Engineering, Product, Operations, Finance, and other teams as applicable
  • Leave the code in a better state than when you found it (progressive refactor)
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge
  • Coach and onboard team members


  • Minimum 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Full-stack background (you have developed backend services, RESTful APIs, API design, server-side flows)
  • Experience with Python, Java and/or Go
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent technical experience
  • Experience working in an agile setup using continuous deployment and delivery
  • Ability to architect and design modular and scalable systems (micro-services, event driven architectures, resilience patterns)
  • Advanced expertise with unit, integration, and end-to-end testing
  • Hustling-, hardworking- & shipping-products attitude: Go above and beyond to get things done!
  • Ownership: You are a self-starter and are satisfied by owning large chunks of the product roadmap.
  • Ambition: You are ridiculously ambitious and want to get the most out of your life.

Nice to Have

  • Experience architecting microservices at scale
  • Extensive experience with AWS or related cloud providers
  • You’ve built and improved on database architectures, data warehousing/lake solutions, or related tech
  • Experience with containerization (eg., Docker, Kubernetes)
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