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Engineer, Backend

Citizen · Feb 8th 2021

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Our Stack

  • Mobile: Swift (iOS), Kotlin (Android)

  • Web: React.js, TypeScript

  • Services: Go for transactional systems; Python for analytical systems

  • Datastores: Cassandra, MySQL, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Memcached, Redis, Google PubSub

  • Infrastructure: Google Cloud Platform

About the Role

  • Design and build systems for scale, modularity, and flexibility without compromising on reliability.

  • Deliver backend systems with an attention to high availability, low latency and scalability.

  • Build and operate infrastructure, toolset, and deployment pipelines.

  • Take operational responsibility for the services we build.

  • Collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team that consists of product, design and engineering team members to deliver a consistent experience to our users in real-time.

  • Demonstrate rigor with code quality, best practices, and code review, while understanding product tradeoffs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 5+ years engineering experience, focusing primarily on backend development.

  • Experience working with production code using languages such as C++, Go, Java, Python, Scala, etc.

  • Experience designing and implementing performant APIs on distributed systems

  • Strong knowledge of data design and database systems

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge and hands on experience with Video Streaming Services

  • Knowledge, exposure, or hands on experience with ML and related systems

Citizen is a fully-distributed team that offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays, stock options, and various wellness perks. Because our culture is highly collaborative, Citizen employees are expected to be available for meetings during our core working hours of 10:30am-6pm EST. We have employees across timezones, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Citizen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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