Backend Engineer

At Proton we're bringing cutting-edge technology to the world of business-to-business distribution. It's a large market that offers an enormous opportunity for growth. The industry we serve accounts for trillions of dollars of revenue a year. It's a huge chance to have an impact by shaking up an industry that's still waking up to the promise of technology. We have a chance to really transform the way a huge number of people work for the better, and bridge the gap between amazing software tools and human expertise.

To achieve those ends, we have organized the company into several teams, or "pods", tasked with providing value to different users. This team is committed towards improving the effectiveness of Customer/Inside Sales Representatives, salespeople who are used to reaching out to prospective or renewing buyers over a phone line and trying to provide a valuable pitch to their customer. As a member of this pod, you'll build backend systems which power features that provide value to these users in innovative and scalable ways.

Our team codes in Python, JavaScript (using the Vue framework), and Go, with modern scalable document- and key-based data stores behind them. We prefer excellence to expediency. Backed by our microservice architecture, we want the best tool not the most convenient. If there’s a compelling case to write something in Clojure, we can and will do it. With strong foundations, specific knowledge of these tools is not required. As an early member of our growing engineering team, you'll have the opportunity to weigh in on design and architectural solutions that shape the company's future.

On the hiring process, you may have noticed that we haven't asked you for a resume yet. This is intentional, a longer explanation of why our process is so unorthodox and a primer of what to expect can be found in this blog post, but to summarize: we want to hire the brightest, not necessarily the most credentialed or best put on paper.

If you really know what you're doing, whether you're self taught or have spent your entire life until now in academia, we'd love to have you aboard the team.

Role posted - 2020-12-18T04:56:14Z 11:56pm, 17th Dec 2020 EST

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV/résumé

This role has no specific closing date.

We'll email you a link to your application page so you can get back to it later.

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