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Remote Backend Engineer

Join our dynamic Miami-based tech startup, generously supported by venture capital, as we search for an experienced Remote Backend Developer. At GoTu, we're revolutionizing the dental industry with our innovative, deep work platform. Imagine a seamless connection between licensed dental professionals and dental offices, bridging the gap for temporary and full-time staffing needs through our cutting-edge on-demand web and mobile platform.
Responsibilities include:
  • Actively cooperate with your Scrum team consisting of Fullstack/Backend Engineers, QA, Product Designer and a Product Manager (sometimes Android/iOS Engineers) in the US
  • Work with designers, product managers, and engineers to design impactful products from design, development, testing, and deployment of the solution specifically backend
  • Help frontend developers in coding and troubleshooting
  • Design robust APIs to support mobile and web applications
  • Produce high-quality code that raises the bar for all engineering team members
  • Review and improve web applications for performance and scalability
  • Perform quality assurance/debugging procedures to provide a secure and functional delivery
  • Implement testing protocols for managing successful deployments across development, staging, and production environments
  • Research novel solutions to nuanced and often unchartered engineering challenges
  • Analyze and resolve technical and application issues
  • Recommend system solutions by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchasing alternatives as well as sharing your opinion and ideas during Scrum Events, Tech meetings, or simply in Slack channels
Key Competencies:
  • 5+ years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages
  • 3+ years of experience testing, maintaining or launching software products, and 1 year of experience with software design and architecture
  • Knowledgeable in the full development life cycle using Agile or another development framework
  • Excellent programming skills in JavaScript and GoLang
  • Deep understanding of relational database systems, specifically MySQL and Postgres
  • Understanding NoSQL Datastores such as ElasticSearch, and MongoDB is a plus
  • Experience building scalable, performant, and modular solutions
  • Understanding of modern cloud technologies such as AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience with microservices and service-oriented architecture
  • Self-starter, have strong troubleshooting skills and the desire to seek the root cause of issues
  • Comfortable with giving and receiving feedback, in the interest of mentorship and self-improvement, demonstrating excellent communication and cross-functional collaboration 
  • Excel at approving and delivering customer-ready products
  • Enjoying continuous learning and getting new skills in order to be better at software development
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal