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Principal Backend Engineer
San Mateo, CA

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Job Description

Tile is building the world's largest real-time finding network. This candidate will lead the overall architecture, development and maintenance of Tile's cloud services, scaling to millions of users and devices, and billions of daily location updates. We're looking for an awesome, fun, smart, hardworking, creative, friendly, responsible person to effectively help Tile execute on company vision, create great products, and make a great working environment. The successful candidate will be passionate about best software engineering practices and have significant experience in all stages of the product development cycle. The job entails participation in the design, development, and deployment of highly scalable server applications. This candidate should ideally enjoy and participate in team lunches, as well as have drive to excel in the company.

Challenges you would help solve

* Establish and coordinate overall architecture for highly available cloud services at large scale
* Own overall goals for uptime and scalability
* Mentor and oversee the work of other server engineers
* Design databases to manage our massive amounts of data
* Build API's with clean interfaces
* Create systems that are highly concurrent and handle billions of requests


* Experience as a technical lead with production services and operations at significant scale
* Excellent coding, organizational and communication skills
* BS or higher degree in computer science or a related field
* 5+ years of experience in a production setting
* Demonstrable mastery of Java or Scala, C++/C on the job experience in backend server development (J2EE/spring)
* Experience with REST APIs, Asynchronous Programming, Spring and/or Play Frameworks
* Experience with AWS


* Own equity in the company - every employee is a stakeholder in our future
* Work with an adept team of people who love what they do
* Daily breakfast and lunch along with company-wide events and outings
* On-site gym access
* Free parking
* Comprehensive health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, and pre-tax commuter deduction

About Tile

Tile is creating a world where everyone can find everything that matters. When you've lost something, getting it back safe and sound can feel impossible. But thanks to Tile, there's a community of people out there helping that thing you love find its way back home.

With over 85% of the market share, Tile devices, network and mobile app work together to help people locate more than three million unique items every day. Our global community spans 230 countries and territories, and we're expanding more every day. We're headquartered in San Mateo, California, and our investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures.

We believe that loss should be a thing of the past, and that lending a helping hand should be effortless. We're not here to simply connect people to things. We're here to connect people to people, because things don't change the world. People do.

Together we find. Join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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