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Senior Backend Engineer at RapidSOS
New York City, NY, US

RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally

Working with 4,000+ first responders and with $85M+ of investment, RapidSOS is transforming the technology backbone for emergency response (see John Oliver on the Challenge). Today, RapidSOS supports 150 million emergencies annually in partnership with leading tech companies such as Apple, Google, Uber, and Microsoft, among many others.

RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.

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What this role is about:
We are looking for a strong developer to contribute to creating world-class emergency technology by building out and maintaining our complex backend. You will develop complex backend business logic, RESTful APIs and telephony applications, with a focus on system reliability, scalability and security. Rigorous use of unit and integration test methodologies for new and existing system capabilities will also be a key to success in this role.

What We'd Like to See in Our Ideal Candidate
  • 2+ years work experience in a technical position
  • Strong coding experience Python is required
  • Solid understanding of software design principles
  • Experience developing highly scalable cloud based service
Highly Desired:
  • Experience developing cloud based VoIP and other Real Time communication services
  • Basic understanding of networking and the OSI model
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming
  • Experience in API development targeting Mobile Applications
  • Experience in API development targeting Web based Applications
  • Experience in development of highly-available cloud based services
  • Comfortable working on the command line in a GNU/Linux environment
  • Familiarity with Jira/Git/GitHub
  • Familiarity with web stacks (HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax/Websockets etc)
What We Offer
  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Rapid growth opportunities
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RapidSOS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.