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Backend Engineer

Technology | Culver City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Backend Engineer

Help turn snacking into a science at one of the most exciting food tech startups in LA! At SnackNation, we take snacking seriously. We’ve partnered with the hottest emerging CPG brands to bring healthier snacks to everyone.  We fuel companies like Microsoft, MailChimp, NFL and Disney Imagineering to help increase their teams’ productivity and increase engagement through snacking.

With a deep understanding of backend technologies, you’ll provide thought support around architecture, frameworks, performance, automated testing, monitoring, and more. Working closely with the rest of our engineering team, you’ll assist in creating the foundation for how we build data-driven applications, tools, and experiences for our subscribers, brands, and employees.


What You’ll Do:

  • Support our account and subscription management application used by our subscribers and account managers.

  • Launch our Snack IQ recommendation engine to provide the best snacks to each of our subscribers through deep analysis of product information and user signals.

  • Manage AWS Lambda functions for ETL and cross-application integration.

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems touching every part of the company.


Who You Are:

  • You have 3+ years of professional experience writing complex software. We use Ruby (and Rails), but value experience with Python, Node.js, Java, Go, etc.

  • You have built secure, high-performing RESTful APIs.

  • You consistently achieve high levels of unit test coverage with test frameworks.

  • You have hands-on experience with e-commerce subscription systems, preferably Zuora.

  • You are a leader; you’re seasoned in your craft and like to provide mentorship to your teammates.

  • You care about the details.

  • You seek perpetual growth.


Perks & Benefits:

  • Employee Stock Options

  • Paid Time Off

  • Company Subsidized Medical, Dental, Vision Plan

  • Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More

  • Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens

  • Yoga & Wellness Activities

  • Happy Hours

  • Company Retreats

  • Dog Friendly


Working at SnackNation:

SnackNation is located in the heart of Hayden Tract in Culver City. Our Core Purpose is to help people become better versions of themselves by serving as a catalyst for increased health, productivity, and happiness. We’re a dog friendly, high energy, open office with the best snacks around. Don’t mistake “high energy” for Nerf gun fights - we are driven, hard working, metrics oriented individuals who care deeply about the continued success of the company and maintaining a work/life balance. The office is sparse by 6pm and while we value your camaraderie, we understand sometimes you need to work remotely for deeper focus.