Senior Backend Engineer

| Austin

We're on a mission to make the internet delightfully human. So we have to find the right people to make that happen. If that’s you, awesome. Come join us on this journey.

Our teams are ambitious and humble –  learning, solving and celebrating together.

 

A Bit About Us:

  • 13,000+ websites use Proof
  • 20 million visitors see Proof notifications each month
  • In Y Combinator W18
  • Whether you build, market, sell or support product, we want you to make your mark with us.

 

Where We're Going:

  • Our goal is to help businesses achieve 1 million winning A/B tests by 2020.
  • Build a long lasting business we can all tell our grandchildren about.
  • Become the market leader in predictive optimization and personalization.

 

The Opportunity:

Proof is looking for a very experienced and enthusiastic Senior Backend Engineer to join our team! This is more than a technical role as you’ll be a creative product and technical contributor. You’ll use your experience to inform our engineering process and decisions when building new features and ensuring scalability and availability of the entire platform.


What You'll Do:

  • Design, develop, and deploy backend services with focus on high availability, low latency, and scalability.
  • Build and maintain pipelines that process large volumes of data from different sources.
  • Build and deploy scaleable dockerized cloud applications/APIs on AWS.
  • Enable new uses of existing data through transformation, enrichment, and batch processing.
  • Help make our development practices better and reduce friction from idea to deployment.
  • Be proud of what you work on, obsess about the quality of the work you produce..
  • Join us to do the best work of your career.


What Skills You'll Need 

  • Significant experience in a software engineering role with a strong focus on data.
  • An interest in building scalable & high performance systems.
  • Experience building Node.js, Python, and/or Go APIs and utilities from scratch.
  • Experience creating, deploying, and monitoring distributed and highly-scalable software systems.
  • The ability to stitch multiple cloud service offerings together to build out a product or feature.
  • An understanding of data streaming and batch processing tools such as Kafka, Kinesis, Spark, and Hadoop.
  • Familiarity with all AWS data services such as Kinesis, ElasticSearch Service, RDS, Redshift, and DynamoDB.
  • AWS Certification strongly preferred.
  • Bonus points for a candidate with a strong background in infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation.

 

Proof Technology Stack:

  • Frontend — Vue.js, Javascript
  • Backend — Node.js, AWS (Kinesis, Lambda, S3, Athena, ElasticSearch, DynamoDB), PostgreSQL, Python
  • Dev Ops — Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Gitlab CI, Terraform


Why Work at Proof:
We’re focused on creating a work environment where employees feel like friends rather than coworkers. To help reach that goal, we provide several benefits to help the team bond both inside and outside of the office! We have weekly catered Taco Tuesdays, weekly Whiskey Happy Hours, daily Ping Pong matches, frequent SuperSmash Brothers competitions, monthly Team Park days, regular Hackathons, and quarterly retreats to fun locations around the globe (our last retreat was in Cancun)!
 

Our office is centrally located on 6th Street (across from the historic Driskill hotel). 24/7 garage parking is provided to all employees, and if you don’t have a car, we offer a Commuter Benefit reimbursement. We have a bright and open floor plan, and our patio has a gorgeous view of the Austin skyline. There’s free coffee, cold brew on tap, all the La Croix your heart desires, a plethora of snacks, and if you want something else we don’t have — we’re happy to add it to our shopping list.
 

Our salaries are competitive, we offer stock options in a fast-growing YC-backed business, relocation assistance, 401k company match, a MacBook Pro, any other equipment you need to get your job done, and $3k/year for skill development.
 

To help our employees stay health, happy and active, we offer a monthly gym reimbursement, unlimited PTO, parental leave, and a weekly remote Thursday. We offer full benefits including health, dental, and vision.
 

Proof has eight core values and they unite our team in everything we do. They are: be customer obsessed, play the long game, 80/20 everything, swing for the fences, protect our people & help them flourish, have fun & be yourself, honesty even when it hurts, know thy numbers & obey them. We celebrate together when employees demonstrate these values — and we’re looking for team members that are excited to be part of a group that believes in these things!
 

At this time, all positions will not be accepting remote applicants.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases

Location

200 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Proof

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Proof has the best work-life balance of any company where I've worked. I especially appreciate how leadership values work quality over time spent at a desk. For instance, we have unlimed PTO, a flexible schedule, and a weekly remote day. Plus, all 3 founders have young families, so they are very understanding of commitments outside of the office.

Ben Johnson

Content Strategist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're a product and design-led company, which is unique for a startup of our size in Austin. As a designer here, I get to work with nearly every person in the company on different projects — from building design systems to reworking the UX for our app. It makes every day different, and I'm genuinely excited to get the office every morning.

Ashley Nootenboom

Lead Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

This is my first time working at a startup. And at times, it has been a little difficult adjusting to the uncertainty and lack of clear role definition that comes with that. But I've grown more in this role than any point in my career — it's been challenging, extremely motivating, and unbelievably fun. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

AZ Moyer

Head of Finance

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Proof is to build a long-term business that helps our customers grow using honest methods. We started with Social Proof Notifications, and now we're building a robust Customer Powered Marketing platform for SAAS companies. As I build Proof, I'm focused on creating a company that leads the industry in customer focus and great culture.

Dave Rogenmoser

Founder & CEO

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

One challenge (albeit a fun one) is that we stay up to date with the most recent versions of frameworks and languages, and we apply them to everything build. Honestly, it's a developer's dream. Another technical challenge that I enjoy working on is getting to help with devops and project planning projects.

Brad Stell

Senior Software Developer

What are Proof Perks + Benefits

Proof Benefits Overview

At Proof, we’re focused on creating a work environment where employees feel like friends rather than coworkers. To help reach that goal, we provide several benefits to help the team bond both inside and outside of the office! We have weekly catered Taco Tuesdays, weekly Whiskey Happy Hours, daily Ping Pong tournaments, frequent SuperSmash Brothers competitions, monthly Team Park days, regular Hackathons, and quarterly retreats to fun locations around the globe (our next retreat is in Cancun)!

Our office is centrally located on 6th Street (across from the historic Driskill hotel). 24/7 garage parking is provided to all employees, and if you don’t have a car, we offer a Commuter Benefit reimbursement. We have a bright and open floor plan, and our patio has a gorgeous view of the Austin skyline. There’s free coffee, cold brew on tap, all the La Croix your heart desires, a plethora of snacks, and if you want something else we don’t have — we’re happy to add it to our shopping list.

Our salaries are competitive, we offer stock options in a fast-growing YC-backed business, relocation assistance, 3% company 401k match, a brand-new MacBook Pro (built to your specs), any other equipment you need to get your job done, and $3k/year for skill development.

To help our employees stay health, happy and active, we offer a monthly gym reimbursement, a golf simulator in-office, a nap room, unlimited PTO, parental leave, and a weekly remote Thursday. We offer full benefits including 90% coverage of health, dental, and vision premiums.

Proof has eight core values and they unite our team in everything we do. They are: be customer obsessed, play the long game, 80/20 everything, swing for the fences, protect our people & help them flourish, have fun & be yourself, honesty even when it hurts, know thy numbers & obey them. We celebrate together when employees demonstrate these values — and we’re looking for team members that are excited to be part of a group that believes in these things!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
We cover 90% of our employee's health, dental, and vision insurance premiums
Vision Benefits
We offer vision and dental insurance through Humana Insurance Company
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer health insurance through BCBS of Texas
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Every employee is qualified to purchase company shares at a discounted price.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Our only policy is you must take at least 14 days off each year :)
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer a $100 per month transportation stipend if you choose not to take advantage of our free downtown parking
Company Outings
~~Proof in Cancun Jan 2019~~
Game Room
Do you love Super Smash Bros? Our game room is just for you. We also have a golf simulator, ping pong table, and Proof branded cornhole boards.
Stocked Kitchen
Since moving to Austin, we have developed a new found love for sparkling water and nitro cold brew. We have cold brew on tap and keep the fridge full of La Croix. We have all the snacks you can handle
Some Meals Provided
Don't bring a lunch on Taco Tuesday!
Happy Hours
Weekly happy hour on Friday's at 4:30pm. Come by and check us out!
Parking
We provide free parking for every employee within steps from our building
Relocation Assistance
Proof offers financial assistance to new hires when they relocate to Austin
Fitness Subsidies
We provide all employees $40/month as fitness reimbursement
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Our number one priority at Proof is to develop our employees both personally and professionally. That's why once completing our 'Proof Way' journey, you will have $3k/year towards developing yourself
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