Senior Backend Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website hopin Hopin

Create Virtual Events People Love

At Hopin, we’re reimagining virtual events.

As the first all-in-one virtual venue for live online events, Hopin brings people together in a highly interactive and engaging online experience that feels just like an in-person event, only without the barriers. Whether it’s a 50-person meetup, or a 50,000-person conference—any type of event organizer can host a Hopin event for their attendees, speakers, sponsors, and vendors to convene, learn, and interact face-to-face online. We’re spearheading the innovative technology that is enabling people to gather online like never before.

Our mission is simple: better connections for a better planet.

We believe in events without limits, but events that are sustainable and accessible to everyone—and fun, too! To do this, we need passionate builders and storytellers to join us. Do you love people and technology and the magic that happens when they converge at scale? Do you have the skills and experience we’re looking for to better serve our clients? If so, we’d like to meet.

We’ve been recently funded by a16z, General Catalyst, IVP, Accel, DFJ Growth, Northzone, Coatue, Tiger Global, Salesforce Ventures and many other high profile investors.
The role
With significant early traction, we’re working towards building our in-house Product & Engineering team to be the heartbeat that drives the company forward.

We are looking for a full time, highly-skilled Senior Backend Engineer, who is comfortable with distributed and high performance systems.

You will be responsible for developing and designing a highly scalable system architecture, ensuring responsiveness of applications, working closely with the development team, running tests and debugging, among other duties.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is comfortable in a fast-paced, start-up environment, as well as collaborating with a remote development team.


Architect, analyse, design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug software programs for end user applications
Ensuring applications can handle high volumes of load
Ensuring responsiveness of applications
Delivering software build with reliability and tests from the get-go
Meeting both technical and consumer needs
Working with and potentially managing a small agile development team
Delivering projects and KPIs on-time with high quality
Design, development and implementation of projects and features
Ensuring compliance with development methodology and technical process

About you

Specialised backend developer with exposure to all layers of application and development
2+ Years of experience in Back End technology
1+ Years of experience with Ruby, or Rust (Ideally both)
Experience with a distributed system platform: Kafka preferred, other pubsub systems accepted.
Experience with PostgreSQL and Redis
Experience with test frameworks for both asynchronous jobs as well as well as APIs and websocket channels.
Experience using websockets to deliver a real-time experience.
Deployed customer-facing software into a product environment
Solid experience working in an agile development environment
Passion for clean and appropriately tested code
Strong analytical and critical thinking

Nice to haves

Experience with Docker
Experience with DynamoDB, or other NoSQL database engines
Experience with WebRTC, Live Streaming or other related video technologies
Self-starter, able to deliver project on time meeting high quality standards
Strong background in technology and application design
Strong understanding of different software development practices, infrastructure, and how each can help shop more value to customers
Good communication skills

The Offer

Competitive salary
Fully remote, global team
Flexible schedules
Laptop assigned, Mac or Dell (Windows)
$800 USD for Home-Office set up
$1500 USD for Learning & Development
At Hopin, we’re committed to cultivating an environment that promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are a global community and we believe our unique qualities must be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It’s essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn’t just an initiative at Hopin. We strive to embed it not just into our core values but throughout our entire ecosystem.

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