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Software Engineer, Backend Postmates
San Francisco, CA

Postmates is a company developing an urban logistics and on-demand delivery platform.

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About Postmates

Job Description

Postmates is focused on providing a thriving marketplace allowing anyone to purchase anything from anywhere in their city or community and have it delivered in minutes.

We are a cross-functional team responsible for the end-to-end experiences on Android, iOS, and the web. We value and foster a collaborative environment where product, design, and engineering work together every day to build and design new features for our customers.

What will you do?

* Build and launch consumer-facing features to millions of customers
* Work closely with the web and mobile teams to develop new features
* Optimize and tune existing systems for speed and performance
* Build data pipelines and serving infrastructure required to efforts like search and recommendations
* Work with the Infrastructure team to push our next-gen services

Technologies we use:

* Server: Go, Python, Elixir
* Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
* Platform: AWS, Google


* 4+ years of experience developing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant systems in production
* 2+ years of experience with Go and/or Python
* A deep understanding of one or more SQL and/or NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch)
* Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
* Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

Bonus Points

* You're a self-starter and strong finisher
* You've worked at or started a small company where you had to wear many hats
* You write well and communicate clearly
* You prefer problems over tasks


* Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long-term value you create)
* Medical, dental and vision insurance and it's 100% paid for by the company
* Tasty, healthy lunches
* Snack-filled kitchen (mostly healthy, but very tasty)
* Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
* Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
* Awesome office in San Francisco close to mass transit

About Postmates

Postmates is a company developing an urban logistics and on-demand delivery platform.

5000 employees

201 3rd street

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