Lead Back End Engineer (Remote, Canada)

Full Time


Lead Back End Engineer

Location: Remote, Anywhere in Canada OR United States

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Who We Are

We are an experience design company that connects people, products, and brands in powerful ways. Our small but growing team of designers, developers, producers, strategists, and content creators is based in Culver City, California. We believe in the power of storytelling, human-centric design, and the intersection of creativity with code to further humanity's relationship with technology. If you're the kind of person who obsesses over details, thrives in a collaborative environment, and jumps at the opportunity to take on new challenges, Left Field Labs may be the place for you.

Who We Are Seeking:

We are seeking an experienced lead back-end engineer to join a fast-paced product team building a complex software platform used by one of the largest technology companies in the world. You will work alongside a group of dedicated and supportive engineers, producers, and designers to contribute to the product vision and the development workflow. Together, you will create an excellent and stable platform that not only meets the needs of our users but is also a joy to use.

What You'll do:

  • Work closely with the Technical Director to maintain the overall product design and vision 
  • Engage with UI/UX design teams to define product features and specifications that balance creative, technical and strategic goals
  • Work side-by-side with the dev team in the ongoing engineering work, providing insight, code contributions, and reviews to responsibly ensure the health of the codebase
  • Be responsible for the successful execution and delivery of the back-end technical aspects of the product 
  • Combine deep technical expertise with refined communication skills so as to regularly converse with a wide range of our users and stakeholders 
  • Be expected to fully understand and document the business and functional requirements of the product from a technical perspective, while tracking emerging requirements and feature refinements, to assess their impact on the product roadmap, overall scope, and delivery timelines 

What you will need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software development using common back-end technologies and frameworks, such as Go, Python, Java, Node.js, etc 
  • 3+ years of hands-on backend experience, building complex APIs for large-scale and public-facing web properties
  • 3+ years working with data management, including the ability to formulate complex data queries and perform database optimizations
  • Have used both SQL and NoSQL databases, and understand the benefits and shortcomings of each

Bonus Points:

  • Understand the importance of testing, debugging, writing good tests, ensuring a stable environment while taking production systems seriously
  • Extensive experience both practicing and leading professional software development in accordance with agile principles and methodologies for complex products
  • Adopt a systems thinking mindset with an emphasis on modular component architectures, automated processes, and highly reusable code
  • Experience designing and building systems using a microservice architecture
  • Possess exceptional communication skills across technical and non-technical audiences, and understands that respectful communication is critical to success
  • Specialize in software design, code structuring, systems scaling, and application performance optimization 
  • Experience with the Google Cloud Platform ecosystem (including App Engine and Firebase) is preferred
  • Evaluate all code from a security perspective, looking to prevent all vulnerabilities including XSS, injection attacks, etc 
  • Understand the value and liability of storing PII, and take the responsibility very seriously 
  • Understand how to use data collected through analytics to improve the user experience, particularly with performance and accessibility

LFL is an equal opportunity employer

Left Field Labs is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

Please click on the following links for more information: E-Verify Participation Poster. For more information visit the USCIS’ website: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

Left Field Labs is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00). Left Field Labs makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled team members.


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