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Lead Backend Developer

$55k – $90k
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This is a remote position open to applicants living anywhere in North or South America.

Would you like to work on something challenging and impactful with a team of talented and passionate co-workers?

Rotunda is seeking an experienced software architect to help develop a new generation of people management software. In addition to excellent technical and architectural skills, this position requires meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work well in a service focused, ego free environment.

Our two flagship products are scheduling tools actively used by over 3,500 organizations and over one million volunteers. Unison (workable.com/nr?l=https://unison.io/) , our newest product, is a communication tool for connecting and organizing groups of people with explosive growth potential. Our cutting edge backend technology is built with node.js, Express, PostgreSQL, AWS Lambda, an isomorphic JavaScript execution paradigm, and a custom GraphQL-like query language. The individual who fills this position will learn, curate, and scale the backend of all three of our applications.

Rotunda is a talented, dedicated, international team, passionate about doing meaningful work and building extraordinary products that people love. Our mission is to help people do good things, and our unique culture is rooted in a set of shared values (workable.com/nr?l=https://www.rotundasoftware.com/values) .


* Participate in three week, self-regulated development sprints
* Learn and leverage our specialized application architecture
* Ensure the health and fitness-of-purpose of backend systems that support over 30,000 daily users
* Design elegant APIs and effectively define and organize complex systems
* Proactively identify and prioritize areas for improvement, large and small
* Share and critique ideas without regard to ego, with a practical focus and urgency
* Carefully track action items to maintain the efficiency of the team


* BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent working experience
* A proven ability to architect complex web applications and elegant APIs
* At least 5 years of working experience as a senior developer or software architect
* Experience with node.js, Express, Postgres, Docker, and AWS
* A passion for finding simple, elegant solutions to complex problems
* A habit of writing tests for said solutions
* A desire to do exceptional work on meaningful products


* A strong, close-knit team with experienced leadership
* Big challenges and the opportunity for extreme innovation
* 5-7K USD monthly compensation and a performance-based annual bonus
* Stability (Rotunda has been self funded and profitable for over 15 years)
* Work-life balance
* Retreats (past destinations include Uruguay, San Francisco, Mexico, and Costa Rica)
* Paid sabbatical program

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