Senior Backend Engineer

Website Topology Eyewear

We’re looking to add a driven Senior Backend Engineer to our growing team. We recently expanded into a second line of business (the first being our DTC iPhone app), which supports an in-store, optician-led, eyewear shopping experience, as well as virtual try-on through the web. You’ll challenge the status quo, lead by example, and be an integral resource for collaboration, new ideas, and mentorship for our team.


  • Ability to design and implement core backend infrastructure at scale – ranging from API design to database management to deployment and automation.
  • Experience working across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products.
  • Proficiency with multiple AWS services – EC2, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, RDS, etc.
  • Passionate about testing and automation.
  • Comfortable operating in Unix environments.
  • Understanding of the basics of scalability, reliability, availability and security, and how to build systems around them.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems.
  • Expert at generating awesome technical documentation.
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code, and automating infrastructure configuration and service deployments (e.g. Terraform).
  • Experience with MongoDB, NodeJS, TypeScript or React.
  • Strong understanding of workload orchestration or experience with tools like Nomad, Kubernetes, etc.


  • Experience working in containerized environments.
  • Experience writing Swift MacOS applications.

You love delighting users by creating great product experiences.
You have experience planning, deploying, and maintaining production infrastructure appropriate to scale.
You consider multiple ways to implement a change and choose the best one based on trade-offs.
You communicate with clarity and precision, whether with teammates or users.
You love to learn and demonstrate the ability to do so very quickly.
You are self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic.
You love solving problems and creating brilliant solutions that have an immediate impact.

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