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Senior Back End Engineer

$140k – $175k
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ABOUT KNIGHTSCOPE
Founded in April 2013, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope “Hardware + Software + Humans” approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, and pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Knightscope is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our backend engineering team. As a member of the backend team, you will develop and maintain the backend infrastructure for the Knightscope Security Operations Center, our cloud offering plus other tools. As a backend software engineer you will be responsible for writing and testing code, writing unit tests and debugging software programs. You will also be integrating applications with third-party web services.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience using server-side logic and work well in a team. We develop products really quickly so an aptitude to work with tight deadlines is needed. Ultimately, you’ll build highly responsive web applications that align with our business needs.

You must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of person and should enjoy a fast-paced, start-up environment. The position is located in Mountain View, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance of the system, including components that interface with databases
 Integrate user-facing elements into applications
 Work on setting up infrastructure on cloud platforms such as AWS
 Coordinate with internal teams to understand user requirements and provide technical solutions
 Approve and manage pull requests for the platform
 Builds

QUALIFICATIONS
 MS/BS in Computer Science
 7+ years professional work experience as a backend or full stack engineer
 Expertise in at least one modern backend web framework (like Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails, Node, etc.)
 Deep understanding of object-oriented design, programming concepts, data structures and common
algorithms
 Professional experience using Python for large scale application development
 Knowledge of object-relational mapping (ORM)
 Good problem-solving skills
 Ability to quickly prototype solutions using technology that might not be familiar to you
 Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript, React and HTML5)
 Expertise with AWS (EC2, S3, etc.)
 Ability to lead and be responsible for projects that need to be completed within budget and on time under
startup constraints
 Ability to manage a complex set of objectives and team goals in a fast-paced environment
 Positive attitude and mindful approach to challenges
 Strong written & verbal communication skills

BONUS POINTS
 Experience with MongoDB, Nginx, uWSGI, Celery, RabbitMQ
 Experience with a configuration management tool such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet
 Startup experience
 Familiarity with Agile project management concepts

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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