Senior Back End Engineer

KeyMe   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 190 days ago

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KeyMe is a New York City-based company that is revolutionizing the way people gain access to their property. Via artificial intelligence and robotics, it allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys based on a digital image. Fully automated, self-service key duplicating kiosks can be found in over 1,800 locations in 44 states inside of Bed Bath & Beyond, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven stores, and many major grocery store chains today. The free mobile app allows users to manage their keys either scanned at a kiosk or from phone pictures so that they can access their keys when and where they want, at a kiosk or via mail order, and never get locked out again. KeyMe is currently developing a new business to revolutionize locksmith services and create an amazing customer experience based on transparency and trust, while also bringing quality work to locksmiths, eliminating the need for them to pay for dead leads. This new business is fed by demand for these services generated from our local businesses across the company, and in turn the new business will feed KeyMe’s duplication business.

Headquartered in Manhattan, KeyMe is an exciting, well-funded (over $100M raised to date backed by Comcast Ventures, Battery Ventures and White Star Capital, among others), tech startup that is solving real consumer pain points. The company expanded its install base by 5X in 2017, and is on track to more than triple revenue in 2018.

Senior Back End Engineer

The locksmith platform is a robust marketplace to route service providers to customers — with important customer, provider, and internal-to-KeyMe-facing UXs. We’re building it iteratively, using fully custom development coupled with a small handful of 3rd party services. On the backend, this means significantly expanding our suite of web services (that currently support our kiosk, web and mobileexperiences) into a properly organized API toolset that will support the innovations we intend to make.

Help us leverage our current tools and reach to to solve real world problems that are on the cutting edge of modern commerce and human/technology interaction.


  • You likely have around 6+ years of production engineering experience, building backend systems at scale.
  • You have the strong ability, and ideally experience, to be a technical leader - to help define architecture, to bring a point of view on different frameworks and tools, to mentor junior staff, and to communicate with clarity, conciseness and confidence.
  • You are an engineering generalist, interested in data, scaling and logistical challenges. You’ve likely touched front-end and mobile applications, and have familiarity with a variety of language and tools.

Good to have:

  • Experience building out a key part of an API
  • Experience with mobile apps
  • Front end experience
  • Location based services experience
  • Understanding and experience with gig economy applications
  • Amazon Web Services or similar platform
  • Relational Database knowledge (Postgres/MySQL)
  • NoSQL Database knowledge (Redis/MongoDB)
  • Message Queueing frameworks


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Stock options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Snacks and drinks in the office
  • KeyMe Fun Activities Committee (KFAC)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Casual dress