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2741 Lead Backend Developer

Location: Portland, OR (Remote)

Description:
Our client is seeking a Lead Backend Developer. In this role, you'll be working with a small and passionate team to lead the backend team as they solve exciting new problems in the outdoor space. In this role, you’ll be working to evolve and maintain the API and other backend systems. We are looking for people full of passion for solving interesting problems, collaborating, and all around just being a nice person to work with. If that’s you, we’d love to talk and please send your resume to careers@itmotives.com! We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thanks!

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
The Role:
This is a full-time, remote position. The company primarily based in Portland, OR and expect working hours to overlap at least 4 hours with 9–5, US Pacific time.

We’re looking for people who:
Are great communicators — Effective communication is key to how we work. We value patience and empathy in our product planning, support, and day-to-day relations.
Work well both collaboratively and independently — We come together to pair on tricky problems and architecture, then dive deep on individual tasks.
Are ready to learn and share knowledge — Everyone comes to our company with their own set of skills and experiences. Cross-training, code review, mentorship, and curiosity all help us build better products.

You Will:
Lead a team of 1–2 other backend developers working to evolve and maintain our core API.
Collaborate on API design and architecture decisions
Work closely with our web and mobile developers on the implementation of new product features
Diagnose and troubleshoot issues in production
Implement and maintain integrations with external services, such as Stripe, Iterable, Mapbox, and our campground partners

You Have:
5+ years of backend development experience on production apps in Ruby, Python, Java, or a similar language.
A solid understanding of object-oriented programming and design
Relational database skills — we use PostgreSQL views, triggers, and functions

Extra Credit:
Experience with Elasticsearch
A working knowledge of Ruby and familiarity with Rails
Knowledge of JSON-API