Backend Engineer


Bay Area (fully remote: Pacific Timezone)



Backend Engineer

The Job

We are looking for an engineer who is passionate about programming to lead the design and implementation of core backend data services at Sourcetable. If you think like a hacker but push code like an engineer, then you might be the right person for the role.

The responsibilities include the creation of data pipelines, a data warehouse and API services that power a large production scale web application. As an early employee you will be responsible for key parts of the engineering stack and directly involved in early engineering and product decisions.

This requires creative implementation of specifications while working with the entire team to ensure awesome outcomes. Sourcetable is an environment where developers can write clean, encapsulated and tested code that results in great products.

We’re looking for engineers who bring new processes and ideas to the organization and use open source and cloud technologies to solve technical challenges. Sourcetable’s mission is universal data access through intuitive design. We believe great design starts at the data engineering level.

The Technology (we currently use)

  1. Node
  2. Python
  3. Postgres / Redshift / MySQL
  4. Redis
  5. Terraform


  1. CS Degree, or comparable technical experience
  2. 5+ Years Work experience
  3. Demonstrable experience in backend development and database management
  4. Preferred: Experience with cloud services (AWS)

What we value

  1. Startup experience; ex-founder or founding team member (<20 employees)
  2. 10x team members > 10x individuals
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Familiarity with Unix / Linux environments
  5. Use engineering best practices Gitflow, CI/CD, Testing, Docker
  6. Familiarity with open source technologies and communities
  7. Experience with Python
  8. Familiarity with Node.js and proficiency with another backend language
  9. Demonstrated ability to learn continuously, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision.


  1. 100k - 160k
  2. Meaningful equity
  3. Benefits: Health insurance, flexible PTO, etc.


  1. Must be U.S.-based and legally permitted to work in the U.S.
  2. Remote-first, Sourcetable works on Pacific-time