Backend Engineer

August   •  

Montgomery, AL

Industry: Software


5 - 7 years

Posted 347 days ago

As a Backend Engineer working on August’s backend applications and infrastructure, you will ensure that August’s REST API services are always fast, available, scalable and engineered to scale. You will join a team of seasoned engineers to develop, maintain, debug, optimize the heart of August’s system and other miscellaneous services. You will work in collaboration with the iOS, Android, web development and embedded development teams to optimize our users experience with the August Smart Lock.

As a successful candidate you will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. You must be passionate about delivering best of breed system. You must be obsessive about security, quality and performance.


  • Development, maintenance, and debugging of back-end services

  • Manage availability, security, scalability by engineering reliability into our services

  • Monitoring operational services and responding to problems when necessary

  • Preemptively work on improving the performance of our REST API

  • Participate in service capacity planning

  • Review and influence ongoing backend designs and architecture


  • BS in computer sciences or related technical field

  • 4-6 years professional software development experience including managing, developing and scaling large scale back-end systems, developing in Javascript for nodejs using jslint, node-inspector, and mongoldb

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using NoSQL or SQL, REST APIs, REDIS, RabbitMQ, UNIX. Fluency in Restify and bash a plus