Senior Backend Engineer

Canoa Supply

Boston, Brooklym Remote USA

Full time

Oct 14

The role

This is a unique opportunity to work in a fun and challenging role using cutting edge technology within a young, funded startup. You will collaborate closely with product managers and engineers to build an end-to-end platform for delivering architectural retrofit projects at a fraction of the time and cost it currently takes.

As a Senior Engineer we expect you to enhance the knowledge and skills of the software engineering team and have ideas about what to build and how to build it. We strongly value the expertise that each team member brings, and we encourage respectful debates and opinions from any member, regardless of their seniority level.

The team currently organizes itself following a lightweight Agile process and is responsible for its own planning and internal organization. We are a fully remote company and this is a remote job. We’re primarily operating in the Eastern Standard Time time zone and we are happy to hire someone with a 4h overlap with the traditional 9-5 working pattern with the GMT-5 time zone, beyond that we are flexible to work with your personal life constraints.

Some of the things you might work on include

  • Design and implement backend solutions that facilitate simultaneous editing of our floor plans by multiple user
  • Own the design of our core data model and REST API
  • Optimise existing SQL queries to achieve low latency on some critical workflows
  • Build a caching layer for data that needs to be accessed frequently and with low latency
  • Build integrations with third party applications such as Order Management Systems, Matterport, Stripe, etc.
  • Assist in hiring engineering staff locally and remotely

What we value

  • Proactive attitude
  • Self-driven management
  • Attention to detail
  • Open and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with other team members remotely


  • Multiple years of experience writing backend software for enterprise services
  • Extensive experience with maintaining, and optimising relational databases
  • Extensive Python knowledge is a plus

Our tech stack

  • Python + FastAPI (SQL Alchemy, Alembic, Starlette, Pydantic)
  • Postgres as a DB
  • Google Cloud (provisioned with terraform)
  • Heroku for hosting our Apps (looking at AWS or Google Cloud for the near term future)
  • Auth0 for the authentication layer
  • React+Redux for the Front end

Some of the perks

  • 100% employer-paid insurance for medical, dental, and vision
  • Significant paid time-off (and we take it!)
  • Generous family leave, including a 3 months parental leave

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