Senior Software Engineer, Platform

Remote Santa Monica, CA
USD 145k - 165k
Go GraphQL Azure Cassandra gRPC MySQL AWS API Microservices Python GCP Node.js MongoDB Java DynamoDB SQL
Tapcart is the ultimate mobile commerce platform fueling the fastest growing brands. We power mobile apps for over 50 million consumers worldwide, processing over $6 billion in mobile commerce revenue.

Almost all ecommerce traffic comes from a mobile device; we turn these users into high retention growth for some of the largest brands, including Zulily, Pier 1, True Classic, and many more. Tapcart is trusted by thousands of brands to power their mobile experience by building mobile apps in hours (not months).

This role is perfect for an ambitious Senior Backend Engineer who strives to learn both Infrastructure and API Development.
Someone with a solid understanding of API design that spends most of their day organizing data and creating the most efficient schemas.

We are looking for someone who will work to deliver high-quality backend projects. Someone who will learn to work within the Google Cloud Platform and help build the future of the Tapcart platform.

As a Backend Engineer, you’ll be an essential part of our product, growth, and management of a product millions of people use every day. You will work closely with our frontend, QA, and operations teams to build products that scale massively, deploy with ease, and engage millions of end-users.

You’ll be researching and building world-class technology using Node.js, Go, GraphQL, REST, Mongo DB, Cassandra and advanced analytics tools.


    • Contribute to our various microservices and databases by building out new features and improving existing ones
    • Contribute to designing data models and supporting efficient queries/writes with our various database technologies (MongoDB, PostgresSQL, Cassandra)
    • Design and implement HTTP, gRPC, and real-time APIs
    • Work with our partners webooks and build queuing/pubsub systems to grow our backends scalability
    • Work with a fantastic team that loves to whiteboard and design for best efficiency and scalability


    • 2+ years experience working either as backend developer working on HTTP APIs, gRPC, or Realtime APIs
    • Significant experience with Node, Golang, Python, or Java experience with NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB) (required)
    • Experience with SQL databases (MySQL, PostgresSQL) (bonus)
    • 3+ years of experience working with Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) (GCP preferred)
    • Experience with GraphQL or REST, both is ideal

*This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or transfer
Annual compensation range: $145,000- $165,000 USD

Tapcart Perks & Benefits
·      401K and stock options for all full-time employees
·      Affordable, high quality medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
·      Flexible PTO and 11 paid company holidays
·     One-time stipend for outfitting your home office, plus a recurring merchant shopping stipend

Who is Tapcart!?
We are growing startup based in Santa Monica, CA 🏖. Our team and culture are very important to us – we aim to make coming to work fun, challenging and rewarding. We know that doing impactful work means showing up with creative solutions for our merchants and our business. We strive to make Tapcart a place where passionate, talented people can grow their skills and careers. 

Read about our Series B fundraise for $50M in June 2021.
We raised our Series A for $10M in May 2020.
Check out what our customers are saying
Learn more about who we are and what we offer on our Careers page.

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