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Sr Backend Engineer - Super App

Remote, Canada

Senior Backend Engineer - Super App


As a Backend Engineer on the team, you’ll be building out the product, helping design and implement new features, and helping drive the product direction to make sure we solve the right user problems, and find innovative ways to delight our customers. You’ll collaborate with an integrated team of talented engineers, designers, pms and data scientists to break down complex problems, experiment quickly, and build things at internet scale.

Our team is focused on accelerating our user growth, which until now has been primarily through high-volume paid advertising. Now, we’re looking to build new products in our app that will help us activate, retain and acquire new users at scale. We’ll be testing a wide range of new ideas, from redesigning the onboarding, to building gamification, flash sales, team buying, and other experimental features. Overall, our goal is to pair our world-class travel marketplace with the growth and retention mechanisms inspired by mobile games, super-apps, and category-leading retailers.  
 

Responsibilities

    • Deeply, directly, contribute to suite of Growth related products, services and infrastructure
    • Collaborate with a team of talented engineers, developing innovative solutions to challenging, impactful problems
    • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of our microservices, and to feature implementation across our mobile apps and other other presentation layers, as may be required
    • Thoughtfully assist with the evolution of our ops processes, participating in the on-call rotation for Growth owned domains
    • Quickly prototype new ideas and run experiments to identify features that users love
    • Help evolve our mobile architecture to consistently improve development efficiency
    • Influence the technical direction for the team and the strategic direction of the product

Qualifications

    • 5+ years professional experience with microservices at scale, familiarity with at least one server side stack (Scala or pure functional stacks preferred)
    • Solid understanding of basic web backend concepts - databases, routes, data models, middleware, auth, etc.
    • Experience building prototypes, and taking a data driven approach to product development, testing, and iteration

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