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Senior Backend Software Engineer

VALIS

VALIS

Software Engineering
Massachusetts, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Who We Are

Metal production accounts for 10% of all human generated greenhouse gases. One of the most effective paths to reducing those emissions is by maximizing our recovery of metals through recycling, which requires a fraction of the energy compared to mining.

VALIS’ mission is to lead a circular economy powered by data that protects the planet, its resources, and its inhabitants. We are a B2B SaaS company that provides next generation technology to metal recyclers enabling them to optimize their operations by making data-driven decisions. We’re focused on integrating and improving processes along the entire recycling chain, so the materials of yesterday are properly recovered to meet the demands of tomorrow.

We’re an early-stage company, backed by leading climate-tech VC’s, looking to bring on new team members that can help us build VALIS and transform the industry. We lead with authenticity, boldness, passion, and empathy focused on creating a more sustainable future. A career at VALIS is one where you’ll be empowered to expand your technical and leadership abilities while having a positive impact on the world.

Role Overview

We are seeking a senior backend software engineer to join our talented team. In this role, you will be responsible for the design, improvement, and expansion of the backend infrastructure and systems that power our products. You will be tightly integrated with the product team and will work closely with frontend engineers to ensure seamless integration and optimal performance.

We employ a strong, domain-driven design approach to building our product. You will gain a deep understanding of the world of metals recycling and will support on domain-driven decisions to deliver value to our customers. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated to deliver complex features with autonomy.

You will make key decisions on greenfield projects as well as improve and optimize existing systems. We care about code quality and clean abstraction that don't break things as we scale and ship quickly. As we continue to grow, you will play a key role in the architecture, scalability, and reliability of our product offerings.

Responsibilities

  • Leading expansion and enhancements of core backend data models and algorithms
    • Creating clean abstractions around material and industrial equipment data
    • Delivering implementations for new/existing customer processes
  • Owning the design and delivery of backend systems and APIs
    • Collaborating with frontend and data engineering teams to integrate systems
    • Developing and deploying new hardware integrations
  • Optimizing performance and scalability of our product
  • Providing backend technical leadership to the engineering team
    • Mentoring junior engineers
    • Supporting the backend literacy of the engineering team
    • Participating in code reviews and providing feedback