Backend Engineer

Proton

  • Salary: $110-155k (US—adjusted for international contractors), plus equity, health benefits, 401k and unlimited vacation.
  • Location: Fully Remote (within the USA, or willing to work USA hours)
  • Closing: 8:50am, 13th Jun 2022 EDT

Job Description

About Us

Proton.ai is revolutionizing wholesale distribution. Distributors sell nearly every physical good you come across. Key to the economy, they make up over 28% of GDP. But there’s a problem. Selling as a distributor is complicated. They carry hundreds of thousands of complicated products, making it impossible for sales teams to know what their customers need. Proton cuts through this complexity with machine learning. We provide a solution that modernizes distributors' sales efforts. And in doing so, we help distributors better serve their customers and grow.

Our company is in hyper-growth mode. We've had significant year-over-year revenue growth, and we just raised a $20M Series A backed by Felicis Ventures (investors in Twitch, Shopify, Opendoor, and many others) and Battery Ventures. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time to join the Proton.ai team.

The Role

At Proton, we're bringing cutting-edge machine learning to B2B distribution. By predicting what customers will buy, we're improving sales and efficiency, and driving growth. Of course, we have to do this in a smart, scalable way, and take steps not to overload the user with data. Our goal is to make things easier for our users to be effective with minimal effort on their part, not to create a new Excel.

As a Backend Engineer, you'll work with our Python and Go code to improve the workflows of distribution sales reps. You'll have access to our growing backend group across the company, working across our different products. You'll also have access to actual users to workshop your features, too.

We're looking for someone high-potential we can build, nurture, and support in their career, and take along for an exciting startup adventure.

What you'll do:

  • Work with UX designers, product managers, and frontend engineers to help devise, design, build, and revise new features.

  • You'll achieve this through collaborating with your team to deliver a seamless, performant experience across the web and mobile device

  • Collaborate with data scientists to deliver thoughtful features powered by cutting-edge machine learning models.

Experience that may be helpful:

  • Our backend code is written in Python and Go, deployed using a microservice architecture

  • You will need some familiarity with big data and deploying scalable and tested code, but specific knowledge of Python or Go is not required

Benefits

This is a full-time, fully-remote position, with occasional paid travel to in-person meetups. It includes a salary of $110,000 to $155,000 (US, depending on level, with different bands for Europe and Asia), plus equity, health benefits (we pay 99%), 401k and a generous vacation policy.

We're a remote-first company and open to candidates around the world. For this hire, we are looking for someone located in the Americas or who is willing to commit to working permanently on a US timezone.

Our Hiring Process

You may notice we hire a little differently. During screening and interviewing, we only ask questions directly related to the work you will be doing. Candidates enjoy our hiring process and tell us that the questions we ask make sense, plus they get to showcase their abilities. You can learn more about our engineering organization more generally on our engineering blog.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 13th Jun 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 13th Jun 2022