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Are you an experienced Backend Engineer looking for new challenges? Do you get excited about learning new technology and jumping in to mentor others? Does the idea of joining a rapidly growing tech company excite you? If this sounds like you, read on!

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Thinkific, you will work closely with our Engineering, Product Management, and Product Design teams to help diagnose and troubleshoot problems with APIs. You will work across our application stack to ensure business milestones are met while also investigating, assessing, and fixing defects within the product. As a passionate Backend Engineer, you'll stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in APIs and software in order to ensure that best practices for quality software development and testing methodologies are followed. You’ll also be a source of mentorship and will help to support the growth and development of other team members.

In this role, you will:
  • Design, document, implement, and maintain APIs following best practices
  • Participate in our agile development process in architectural design, review, and implementation of production-quality features
  • Lead medium-to-large feature projects from conception to completion, working with stakeholders to identify project risks and recommend mitigating solutions
  • Mentor junior engineers and perform code reviews
  • Conduct new technology research, bringing fresh ideas and concepts to bear on product development

To be successful in this role, you likely:
  • Have  5+ years of experience as a Backend Engineer and 2+ years of experience in designing and building internal and external-facing APIs
  • Showcase the ability to design and implement APIs
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience working on web-based, MVC style software applications
  • Believe that writing tests and documentation as a part of a feature is not just nice to have, but necessary

You might be the person we’re looking for if you:
  • Are eager to learn and grow—you’ve likely attended post-secondary education, continue to seek opportunities to level up your skills, or have equivalent professional experience in a similar role
  • Have advanced knowledge of modern server-side programming languages (such as Ruby, Python, Node, etc.)
  • Have experience working within a multi-tenanted application
  • Have experience with secure APIs
  • Are driven to continually improve by investing time in learning about new technologies  and techniques and/or by working on your own projects

Bonus points if you:
  • Have worked with GraphQL in a production setting
  • Have worked with API gateways and have exposed highly consumed APIs
  • Are knowledgeable about relational and/or NoSQL databases
  • Have advanced knowledge of and experience in data modeling
  • Identify as having extensive knowledge and experience with cloud-based server infrastructures, particularly AWS
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