Software Engineer, Backend at Postmates
Los Angeles, CA, US

WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

Backend Engineers are part of a cross-functional team responsible for the end-to-end experiences on Android, iOS, and the web. We value and foster a collaborative environment where product, design, and engineering work together every day to build and design new features for our customers.

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

  • Server: Go, Python, Elixir
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Platform: AWS, Google

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and launch consumer-facing features to millions of customers
  • Work closely with the web and mobile teams to develop new features
  • Optimize and tune existing systems for speed and performance
  • Build data pipelines and serving infrastructure required to efforts like search and recommendations
  • Work with the Infrastructure team to push our next-gen services

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience developing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant systems in production
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Go and/or Python
  • A deep understanding of one or more SQL and/or NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

OUR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • You’re a self-starter and strong finisher
  • You’ve worked at or started a small company where you had to wear many hats
  • You write well and communicate clearly
  • You prefer problems over tasks

YOUR BENEFITS

Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.