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Lead Back End Engineer - Software Architect
San Francisco, California  |  Hybrid
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on October 27, 2021
Job Id #50229 Posted August 31, 2021

San Francisco working remote for now and hybrid later on.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Understand the overall architecture for the InSight SaaS web application, and enhance it over time for quality and scalability, as major new features are added
    • Contribute to sprint planning, providing high-level technical design and effort estimates, and reviewing product specifications and technical designs as necessary
    • Design, implement, and maintain features in the  SaaS web application
    • Collaborate with PM, QA, Webapp Development and Data Science teams across our San Francisco, Vancouver, and Eastern European offices, and provide mentorship to junior engineers
    • Ensure production uptime and performance through good software architecture, and resolve production issues with our Support and Operations teams as needed

Skills & Qualifications

    • BS in Computer Science from a top university.  Additional MS in Computer Science preferred
    • Strong sense of technical design, with ability to keep the customer view in context
    • 10+ years of experience developing software products, preferable in an enterprise market
    • 5+ years of experience developing web-based SaaS applications, and seeing them through multiple releases
    • 2+ years of experience providing technical leadership of a team
    • Deep experience and interest in backend web development 
    • Experience and interest in frontend web development is a plus
    • Proficiency in Python or similar backend web and application development language
    • Proficiency in relational databases and SQL
    • Proficiency in JavaScript and front-end frameworks (React, Angular) is a plus
    • Product and customer orientation
    • Good communication skills - both written and verbal.Quick learner, and a strong team player

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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