The Senior Backend Software Engineer is a critical member of the Calm Engineering Team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the backend systems that power our mobile and web applications. You will work closely with a team of engineers, designers, product managers, and customers to ensure that our products are reliable, performant, and secure. Specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, define project scope, and develop technical specifications
  • Design, develop, and maintain backend systems that are reliable, scalable, and secure
  • Lead development and implementation of complex backend features and services, collaborating cross-functionally with QA, DevOps, PMs, and client engineers to ensure smooth development and deployment process
  • Write high-quality, well-documented, and easily maintainable code that adheres to industry standard best-practices
  • Ensure high test coverage for all code, including unit and integration tests
  • Implement backend features with instrumentation and monitoring to detect system errors and performance issues
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest backend technologies and trends
  • Develop, mentor and train software engineers


Who You Are

  • Experience with the following languages/technologies/frameworks (or equivalents):
    • Javascript/Typescript
    • GoLang
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Terraform
    • AWS / GCP / GKE
    • Airbyte
    • Relational DBs / SQL
  • Experience with REST API-based microservices design
  • Proven experience working effectively in a fast-paced, agile environment as part of a collaborative team
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn new technologies and tackle challenging problems
  • Experience providing accurate high-level estimates based on complexity and consistently delivering on time and with quality
  • Consistently deliver on commitments through disciplined estimates and task breakdowns
  • Proficiency in writing unit and integration tests in a CI/CD environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey technical solutions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Provide high-quality code reviews centered on code quality and mentoring
  • Ability to partner with leads across products to leverage institutional knowledge to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure


Nice to Haves

  • Past experience building apps in highly controlled industries, i.e., healthcare


Minimum Requirements

  • This role typically requires 8 years of related experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field


The base salary ranges below represent the low and high end of Calm’s salary range for this position in various geographic locations. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate’s geographic location, skills, experience and other qualifications.In the United States, Calm has four geographic pay zones. For this position, the base pay ranges for candidates in each zone are:

Zone A: $185,500- $259,700

Zone B: $166,950 – $233,730

Zone C: $157,675 – $220,745

Zone D: $148,400 – $207,760

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