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Backend Engineer (Functional Programming)

Location Seattle, United States
Posted 24-May-2020

Piper Companies has partnered with our client which is a bleeding edge Global Organization that executes Predictive Analytics through Crowd Sourcing real-time data to spearhead humanitarian efforts across the world. We are seeking Senior Backend Engineers with a sound foundation in Functional Programming Languages such as Scala, Lisp, Python, Erlang, Haskell or Clojure.

This high profile role has direct impact on the current Public Health Crisis and the humanitarian efforts to gather real-time data for customers, internal support teams and a vast contributor networks. You will contribute to key components of our platform infrastructure and help us scale through our next phase of growth.

This is a FULLTIME opportunity that will be REMOTE for the foreseeable future. The role will eventually be based in their Seattle, WA office so local candidates or candidates willing to relocate are preferred.

The Compensation Package can range from $135,000 to $175,000 + Bonus + Equity Stock + Full Benefits

What you get to do:
Contribute to the development of back end services by designing system and software architecture, writing specs, and building codeTake ownership of projects end to end, managing broad scope and ambiguity, mentoring other engineers, leading by example, and collaborating with fellow team membersCollaborate with engineers from the web, mobile and data science teams to build clean & well-documented APIs that drive a fast & highly relevant user experienceCoordinate with data engineers to build scalable pipelines for ingesting and cleaning data, and deriving signals that feed back into the applicationDesign and build back end services to manage contributor networks in over 60 countriesManage high volume of payment transactions brokering between regional payment providersDevelop cutting edge, intelligent fraud prevention strategies that scaleSupport location-based contributor data using cutting-edge mapping and geo-spatial technologiesEnable advanced search and query capabilities

Your background likely includes:
5+ years experience as a Software Engineer with functional programming language technologies experienced in developing, releasing, and maintaining mission-critical applications 1+ years experience with either Scala, Lisp, Python, Erlang, Haskell, Clojure or another functional programming language Proficiency with data structures, algorithms and distributed computingStrong sense of ownership, customer service and integritySoftware development using functional, object-oriented and scripting languagesSolid understanding of communication protocols and experience building APIsSolid understanding of system design, including the operational trade-offs of various designsBS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience & analytical skillsPassion for learning and sharing knowledge with the team around you

Bonus Points:
You are passionate about building and developing a world class engineering culture. You are humble and drive positivity.Developing for Google Cloud PlatformStatistics experience and bias for measurement and driving action with metrics

If interested, please send resumes to Mike Hanlon at

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