Backend Engineer II (Rates Squad)

Engineering

Chicago, IL, United States

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Position Details

SpotHero is seeking a Backend Engineer to be part of the team working on our flagship consumer products. This team owns building out new features and products that allow our vendors to price parking spots competitively. You will gain exposure to SpotHero’s pricing products and services which drive our product forward.

 

Who we are: 

At SpotHero, we work as a team to empower people to get everywhere, easier! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace. 

 

What will you do:

  • Collaborate with product designers, backend engineers and data scientists to iterate on experiments and product features that immediately impact our customers
  • Use technologies and tools like Python/Django/Jinja, Golang, Kafka, Terraform, Postgres, and Airflow to build out new backend features and maintain/improve existing ones
  • Build a variety of APIs
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Evolve our backend library, standards and best practices to streamline development and ensure consistency across products
  • Write relevant and clearly understood tests
  • Write clear documentation for areas of complexity
  • Ensure there is observability into your work for both Engineering and Product
  • Create automated tests

 

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • You have 2+ years working in a cloud environment, ideally AWS
  • You have 2+ years of hands-on experience with Backend development using Python/Django/Jinja and Golang
  • You have 2+ years of experience building and documenting APIs
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other containerization technologies
  • Experience with Terraform or other infrastructure as code technologies
  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning
  • Experience with small teams that move fast

 

Nice to haves:

  • Exposure to UI development
  • Knowledge of a data query and manipulation language (ideally SQL)

 

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits
    • In the US, We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance. 401K Match.
    • In Canada we offer Medical (prescription drug and paramedical coverage), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD and LTD.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Learning Budget, Udemy and Sales Assembly license - We support the professional and personal growth of our people by providing everyone with learning resources and development opportunities. 
  • Annual parking stipend (we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A company that cares about its employees’ unique backgrounds. From Employee Resource Groups to Unconscious Bias Trainings, we want each and every employee to feel like SpotHero is a place where they can bring their whole selves to work.
  • A workplace recognized as CityLights award winner by 1871, 2023 Best Places To Work by BuiltIn, and recipients of the Best Company Culture, Best Company for Women, and Best Company for Diversity awards from Comparably! 

Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.

 

 

At SpotHero, we Respect Fellow Drivers by providing an inclusive interview experience for everyone, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process. Please let our team know of your need when you apply or as you begin interviewing with our team.

SpotHero is an equal opportunity employer. We know that a diverse workforce is the strongest workforce, and are committed to building and supporting an inclusive environment for all.

Additionally, because we want to Remember to Signal, if you choose to provide us personal information in connection with a job application, please review our Applicant Privacy Notice which provides details about what information we collect and process about you in order to consider your candidacy.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This position is ineligible for visa sponsorship. To be considered for this role, you must be legally authorized to work in the US or Canada and not require sponsorship for employment now or in the future.

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