Backend Engineer, Platform - Colombia

Engineering – Engineering Platform /
Full-time permanent /
About Achievers
The "Achievers Employee Experience Platform™" empowers employees to recognize each other in real time and aligns them to the values and goals of the company. With almost 4 million global users, the Employee Experience Platform enables employees in over 170 countries. Visit us at to learn more, and check out our platform in action here. Join us in our mission to Change the Way the World Works™!

Our commitment to you:
At Achievers, we hire you for you because we value the unique perspective and individuality that each person brings to our team. We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace where you belong, and your contributions are celebrated. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues who appreciate your strengths and are excited to learn from your experiences.

At Achievers, our software delivers a powerful new way for companies to engage, align, and recognize employees enabling remarkable business success. Every day. 

We hire ambitious professionals who thrive on their entrepreneurial spirit and want to Change the Way the World Works. As Achievers employees, we are passionate about disruptive technology, welcome constant change, and understand the value of employee success in the workplace. We enjoy coming to work every day because we believe in our product and L.O.V.E. our culture. Achievers is more than just a software company; we are industry leaders in the HR space. 

As a member of our team, your primary focus will be designing solutions to accelerate our transition from Monolithic Architecture to Microservices Architecture. This is a crucial role for our platform, as this effectively determines the speed of the adoption of our new solutions. 

Why work with us?

    • As a business that is promoting employee happiness, we care about our employees’ happiness 
    • We are a fun-loving, passionate, and highly collaborative team 
    • We believe in moving quickly, failing fast, and adapting to change 
    • We are committed to achieving technical excellence in everything we do 
    • We value teamwork, learning from failure and innovation 

What you'll do:

    • Develop, release, and maintain the Achievers Platform and supporting services. 
    • Mentor junior software developers with varying experience levels. 
    • Collaborate with your colleagues, engage in design/architecture discussions, and share your ideas. 
    • Be hands-on with our codebase and deeply involved in code reviews. 
    • Use the right tool for the job. We love and use modern technologies/frameworks such as Microservices, Kubernetes, gRPC, PubSub, GraphQL, and many more. 
    • Continuously integrate clean, scalable, robust, testable code 

What we're looking for:

    • Bachelors in computer science or master’s in computer science or related field 
    • Advanced/professional verbal and written English communication skills 
    • Experience working in an enterprise-level team environment 
    • Extreme curiosity to learn and keep up with the latest emerging technologies 
    • Ability to prioritize, plan and estimate technical work 
    • Proficient in at least one of the server-side languages listed: Python, PHP, GO 
    • Confident in data modeling and database design concepts. Experience in MySQL preferred. 
    • General Software Architecture knowledge and ability to evaluate software design tradeoffs. 
    • Existing experience in Event Driven Distributed Systems, Microservices Architecture and Cloud Technologies 
    • Preferably you have worked in an environment with a transition from Monolithic to Microservices Architecture (Breaking up the Monolith) 
$12,359,361 - $16,721,489 a month
Why you’ll love working at Achievers:
We are passionate about disruptive technology that’s rooted in science, research and data.
We understand the value of employee success in the workplace and have been recognized in numerous publications for our contributions to HR, for technical excellence, and for our outstanding workplace culture!
We foster an environment of connection, security, and community. You’ll feel at home, without reservation. 
We believe in moving quickly, failing fast, and adapting to change. 
We enjoy coming to work every day because we believe in our product and love our culture.
We’re committed to achieving excellence in everything we do. 

Achievers does not offer employment to prospects without first ensuring that qualified candidates speak directly with the hiring manager and a member of our HR team. All qualification will be done face-to-face, whether that is in person or over Zoom. Achievers does not send out offers of employment without meeting candidates and does not offer employment via text. If you are requested for any personal information via text and/or without having met a member of our hiring team in person, please disregard.

Our employees are a diverse and inclusive team of passionate, hardworking individuals. Achievers is committed to creating an environment where our employees can do the best work of their lives. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply to join our A-Player family. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Achievers is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.