Software Engineer - Backend at Sense

San Francisco · Full Time

We're a small and fast growing team working on a difficult problem in the huge, under-served space of contingent work. Our team is made up of product focused engineers and designers who like to quickly ship new features and products to customers every day.

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Job Description

Sense is hiring an engineer to join our small and growing team. This position will be focused on building product APIs, distributed systems, and microservices as part of the Server/Infrastructure team. There's the opportunity for a full stack engineer to own features end to end as well.

Your responsibilities:

- Collaborate with our design and engineering team to implement and iterate on features for Sense
- Meaningfully contribute to the product and core backend systems by suggesting improvements with the entire team
- Design, implement or improve features in a variety of backend systems including our REST APIs, data ingestion and processing systems and distributed task/job processing systems
- Document and educate the rest of the team on design/architecture best practices

Your background:

- Familiarity with server side MVC web frameworks and REST APIs
- Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
- Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals
- Experience with service oriented architecture
- Strong industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production quality backend systems
- Experience with monitoring and alerting platforms is a plus
- Experience with or knowledge of Amazon Web Services eco-system is a plus

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What We're Building

The way temporary employment works is broken. By the end of 2016, 42% of the US Workforce will be engaged in contingent work, and they represent 7% of the GDP. We are reinventing the way companies build long-term relationship with this workforce by creating the industry's first employee engagement platform to drastically improve communication and job satisfaction. We believe this type of work is only going to get more common and the experience can be much better for the employee.

We’re backed by Accel, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, IDG and Signia Ventures, as well as a great group of angel investors, who believe in our mission.

We’ve founded multiple successful startups, including our last company Funzio which sold for $210M. Our small team includes people who have worked at Google, Mixpanel, Yahoo, Zynga and other companies. If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you!

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Sense Team

Anil Dharni
CEO SenseHQ. Co-founder Funzio sold to GREE; COO GREE International; Co-founder Storm8; VP Product, hi5. MIT
Ram Gudavalli
CTO and cofounder of Sense Previously CTO and cofounder of Funzio and VP Engineering at hi5
Alex Rosen
Founder of Sense, Ex-Googler, VP Product at GREE (came in through Funzio acquisition)
Pankaj Jindal
Co-Founder, @Sense | CEO, Akraya Inc ( | President, Aditi ( | Kellogg | Silicon Valley 40-under-40
Parth Gandhi
Work at @Sense and at @Cask Data before that • Studied at @University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign
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Sense Investors

James Kelm
PM leader focused on mobile and monetization. PM lead for Flurry Analytics, Co-founder at Wormhole Games, Producer at @Funzio, PM at @Google, planner at @Apple.
Akash Garg
Director of Engineering @Uber ; Sr Eng Director of Growth & International @ @Twitter; CTO at @Bebo; Co-Founder/CTO of @Hi5
Gokul Rajaram
Product Engineering Lead at Square. Past: Product Director, Ads at Facebook; Product Director, AdSense at Google.
Othman Laraki
Co-founder at Color Genomics. Investor in Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart, Mesosphere & others. Co-founded MixerLabs, early PM at Google.
Jonathan Abrams
Jonathan Abrams is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. Co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders Den, previously founder of Nuzzel and Friendster.
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