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Software Engineer - Backend

Engineering | Remote, - / +4 hrs from PDT | Contract | From $75.00 to $100.00 per hour

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: BST, CST, EST)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $75- $100 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Long-term, ongoing project


Braintrust ( is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and get a say in how the network is run with the BTRST token. We've onboarded some of the world's most reputable brands and now we need a Software Engineer - Backend for one of our clients.  



We envision a future powered by robots that work seamlessly with human teams. We build the artificial intelligence that enables service robots to collaborate with people and adapt to dynamic human environments. Join our mission-driven, venture-backed team as we build out our customer-facing operations arm.


The Diligent Robotics Software Engineer - Back End works together with engineering teams, IT, and Security to address unique business challenges through comprehensive solutions while taking into account system uptime, reliability, and maintainability. In this role you will focus on building brand new backend architecture and data processing systems. The engineer will work with a small, highly focused, and collaborative team to design tools and systems to enhance our data processing capabilities. You will participate in On-Call rotation to maintain platform SLAs.


  • Build backend integrations with cloud provider's managed databases.
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Occasional off-hours, on-call work required. 


  • 5+ years of combined experience in Back End Software Engineering roles in a full stack engineering environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience soliciting systems requirements, designing, and implementing new platform components leveraging infrastructure or SaaS services.
  • Experience working with distributed, fault tolerant systems
  • Experience creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Experience implementing user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Experience with the integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Experience with running a production environment in one or more Infrastructure as a Service cloud providers (AWS or Google Cloud)
  • Experience with modern datastores at small to medium scale (Firestore, Redshift, Postgres, Mongo, distributed queues like Kafka, MosquittoMQ).
  • Experience with converting monolithic applications to microservices and service discovery technology
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment
  • Solid Linux skills and proficiency in at least one high-level language (i.e. Python).
  • Experience working in an agile methodology development lifecycle


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. But if you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around your consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.