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Senior Backend Engineer, Platform - (Hybrid) Bengaluru, India



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Degreed India Engineering is looking for an experienced Backend Developer who is excited about architecting and implementing scalable systems to join our team. In this position you will work with the Product Manager, Engineering Manager, and other team members to implement reliable, robust and scalable solutions for external integrations as well add new features, fix bugs, and drive the Degreed product forward. We value individuals who are lifelong learners and passionate about taking new challenges with a continuous improvement mindset.

This role will be based onsite in Bengaluru, India. After an in-office onboarding period, incumbents are expected to be available in office for a few days per week as part of hybrid work model. Candidates will also be required to travel internationally 1-2 times annually for full company gatherings.

Day In The Life:

  • Own end-to-end implementation of new integrations and/or enhancements to existing integrations
  • Work with the Product Manager and the team in planning and elaborating technical stories for sprint releases
  • Participate in troubleshooting production issues and work with the team to continuously evaluate and improve the quality, reliability and scalability of the Integrations platform
  • Conduct research, build proof-of-concepts, and participate in architecture/design discussions
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to existing engineering processes including deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with your teammates to recommend technology decisions based on data
  • As requested, provide input to the team’s commitments around design, architecture and project estimation.
  • Part of a rotation schedule for after hours or weekend on call support.

Who You Are:

There are only a handful of folks who meet all qualifications. We care more about hiring engineers that have a track record of shipping impactful, quality software than checking all the boxes. So, whether you meet all the qualifications or a partial set, we want to hear from you.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of software development experience with C#/.NET
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with MS SQL Server
  • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • 5+ years of demonstrated software engineering experience in an agile environment designing, architecting, and implementing robust distributed/scalable systems preferably for a modern SaaS application
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Service
  • Develop reusable libraries and components to be utilized across various teams and projects.
  • Optimize application performance and reliability through effective design patterns and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, technical and non-technical.
  • Solution-driven with the ability to understand the big picture
  • Lifelong learner and passionate about discovering new things and taking on new challenges.
  • Candidate must be based in Bangalore

What Sets You Apart

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field
  • 3+ years of experience providing technical leadership to an India based remote, distributed team
  • 3+ years of experience mentoring other engineers.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure cloud platform
  • Experience with Snowflake, Meltano, and Python
  • Experience with Containers and Serverless architecture
  • Work closely with front-end developers, DevOps, product managers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration of back-end services.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate team members and other stakeholders on platform usage and best practices.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Degreed is a remote-first company, however our roles are open to in-office or hybrid if you live in a city with a physical office location. This role has the opportunity to operate 100% virtually from your home office. We primarily collaborate with our US and International colleagues through virtual meetings (Zoom), email, and Slack. In this role, you will be required to operate a laptop computer, computer software platforms, and other office productivity machinery as necessary. Due to the nature of this role, you must be able to remain stationary for extended periods, and must be able to observe and interpret written and/or verbal communication.

Additional Information

Degreed provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Degreed will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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