Sr Backend Software Engineer – NodeJS, Cloud & Mobile Education Technology

San Diego, CA 92103

Posted: 12/12/18 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Software Job Number: 18111601 -P Compensation: $100,000 – 130,000 base + equity

JOB #: 18111601 -P


Are you ready to make your mark as a talented Software Engineer and further your career at an exciting and well-funded Education Technology Startup?? Our client is a thriving San Diego based Company that has raised several million in funding, including a recent round that should take them through to profitability. They are building a first-to-market digital platform for the education industry and looking for a new Senior Backend Node.JS Software Engineer to work on their mobile and AWS based platform.

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will be part of an agile, multidisciplinary team building a location-based learning intelligence platform that enables real-time and automatic capture and collection of critical data that benefits both students and learning institutions.

Their solutions solve major pain points and barriers to profitability, such as data and workflow management tools that allow educational institutions easily manage compliance and other regulatory issues. Other features include data analysis on student engagement, instructor reviews, digital grading, behavior analysis, and digital testing tools.


• Act as a product owner, weighing both the business and technical value and prioritization of each task.
• Experiment, test, try, fail and learn all the time, and are expected not to do things just because they were always done that way, by constantly working to challenge and improve things.
• Identify and keep track of metrics that tell them how the software is performing
• Make improvements to the deployment pipeline to ensure smooth and frequent releases
• Continuously evolve our development process to make it more efficient and productive
• Implement APIs and features to allow the software and front end to evolve
• Work with front-end, mobile and management teams on implementation of new features
• Work on the backend codebase powering the applications by writing code, tests, and documentation

Recent project examples:

• Implementing an improved pipeline allowing us to do continuous integration
• Revamping and rebuilding their real-time sockets services
• Improving backend microservices to increase scalability, security, and reliability
If you are ready to contribute your technical skills to a totally differentiated product that is making a positive impact in a $10B industry, this is an ideal opportunity for you!

TO APPLY: Send your resume to Kanani Masterson - – for confidential review. This is a fulltime, onsite position based in San Diego, CA.

$100,000 – 130,000 base + equity

Benefits and Perks:
Major Healthcare covered 90%, dental, vision, LTD

A lot of opportunities for personal and career growth as well as major learning opportunities through meetups, mentorships and learning tools.
As well as:
• Table tennis, Pool Table, free drinks, coffee, and snacks
• Flexible hours & unlimited vacation/sick time off policy
• Optional remote work days
• Free parking and easy to get to location next to 5 Freeway and trolley station

Experience Requirements:

• Must have 3+ years of professional experience developing highly-scalable software applications with JavaScript and Node.JS
• Familiarity with ES6 (ECMAScript 6), ORM (Object-relational mapping) libraries, monitoring tools, and continuous integration tools.
• Experience with SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL or similar backend technologies.
• Must have experience with SaaS delivered applications. Experience with AWS or other cloud technologies is preferred.
• Personality Traits: Smart, gets things done, excellent communication skills, passionate about technology, open minded and always learning
• Able to come up with creative solutions for software limitations and identify gaps and limitations of the development process
• Ability to build well-documented APIs for other teams
• Ability to make data-driven decisions.

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar is preferred.

KEY WORDS: nodeJS, Node.JS, Javascript, SQL, AWS, Cloud, MySQL, software engineer, developer, senior software engineer, backend, database, senior web developer, mobile, mobile apps, SaaS, enterprise, government, compliance, education, higher learning


Kanani Masterson

I joined the TriStaff Group in January 1999 as a Technical Recruiter, and am now Director of Recruiting for our Technology, Marketing, and Executive Search Division. My regional focus is the Greater San Diego Area and Southern California. I work with large public companies as well as funded, fast-growth startups, and am passionate about keeping up with whatever disruptive new advances are happening in the technology space. To date, I've placed over 940 candidates, and produced over $8.5M in placement fees, and most importantly I love helping people and companies thrive and grow... I'm lucky to love what I do! Areas of Specialty: SaaS, enterprise software, security, machine learning, robotics, online advertising, social media, mobile apps, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical devices, consumer electronics, big data/analytics, clean tech; Positions: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Firmware Engineers, Solutions Architects, Network/Systems Engineers, Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Product Managers, C-Level positions (COO, CMO, CTO, CFO, CIO, CRO, CEO, etc.), Supply Chain, Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales, and Finance. I'm a native San Diegan (I grew up in Solana Beach, CA) and attended La Jolla Country Day School from 6th grade through high school graduation. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Scholar and Golden State Scholar, and graduated BA Degree in Creative Writing & Poetry. I also have one spunky young daughter and a fantastic husband.
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