Sr Backend Developer

Job Description

Senior Back End Developer 

About Us

Imagine a company that combines the dynamic energy of a start-up and the backing of Siemens, a global powerhouse. A company where ideas, passion, and ingenuity are valued - and - vital to solve the next generation of smart building challenges and help customers achieve net carbon zero goals.

Enlighted is a human-centered proptech company that creates positive transformation wherever space, people and work meet through our industry leading technology. We empower organizations with this technology to transform physical spaces into regenerative places that fuel positive impact for people, portfolio, and our planet.

Our team is constantly evolving to deliver exceptional value to customers worldwide and remain at the forefront of future-proofing building with our innovative solutions. If you are passionate about turning everyday spaces into extraordinary places – join us – and start making your impact today.

We are seeking a Senior Backend Engineer for developing micro services required for our Smart Building SaaS.  This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of developing Backend applications. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 

If you are a high performer, driven, want to make an impact, and grow your career, then the Engineering at Siemens is right for you!  Join us in Transforming the Everyday .

About You 

First and foremost, as a Back-end Developer, you must always think about the big picture. But, details matter since you are responsible for the “inner working” of our applications and will be working hand-in-hand with our front-end developers by providing the outward facing web application elements server-side logic. 

You are curious and passionate about knowing “why”, whether it is why a use case is important for a customer, or why something strange happens one time in a hundred tries. 

You love both learning and teaching. In this role, you will be interfacing with design, front-end, platforms, analytics, as well as our PM and QA teams; towards that end, you enjoy working across teams to solve hard problems using technical expertise. 

Agile development is second nature. Not only will you be expected to participate in daily scrums, sprint planning, and retros; you'll be expected to help improve our ceremonies. 

You strive for quality, and are obsessed with unit tests, automation, and squashing any bugs that sneak through. But it's more than that: you'll use our product, realize "hey! that's not what I expected!" and figure out how to make it better for everyone. 


  • Develop features and improvements for our SaaS product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way. 

  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment. 

  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review. 

  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team ("technical debt"), propose and implement solutions. 

  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have particular impact across your team. 

  • Solve technical problems of moderate to high scope and complexity. 

  • Exert influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of your team. 

  • Experience with performance and optimization problems, particularly at large scale, and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems. 

  • Help to define and improve our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review. 

  • Provide mentorship for Junior and Intermediate Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers to their autonomy. 

  • Confidently ship moderately sized features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects. 

  • Participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3 support rotation to assist troubleshooting product operations, security operations, and urgent engineering issues. 

  • Work with Product Managers, Designers, QE etc. teams to take any project from inception to completion

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience 

  • 5+ years of experience of professional experience building and maintaining backend software 

  • Strong passion for micro service architecture 

  • Experience building scalable backend technologies 

  • Proficient in at least one modern object-oriented programming language such as Python, Java or Go 

  • Bonus: working knowledge in at least one UI JavaScript framework like React, Redux, Vue and modern web development and previous work 

  • Strong understanding of the engineering stack, and how each piece fits into the whole 

  • Experience scaling database platforms (Nosql, SQL) 

  • Skilled in performance tuning, query plan / explain plan analysis, indexing, table partitioning 

  • Experienced with software engineering best practices such as design patterns, code reviews, unit and integration testing etc. 

  • In-depth understanding of data structures and other computer science fundamentals. 

  • You have good problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 

  • Self-motivated, relentlessly focused on impact, and able to operate under a great deal of independence 

  • Technologies We Use: Python, Java, Javascript, Typescript,, Quarkus, Vue, React Native, Kotlin, Redis, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, GCP, Azure.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens S.A.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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