Backend Engineer

Engineering /
Full Time /
Drivetrain is on a mission to empower businesses to make better decisions. Our financial planning & decision-making platform helps companies scale and achieve their targets predictably.

Drivetrain is a remote-first company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2021 by a couple of ex-Googlers, Drivetrain is a fast-growing company on a trajectory for success with backing from leading venture capital firms.

Drivetrain provides a great culture for its employees to thrive in and be happy. 

💜 Remote-friendly: Drivetrain brings together the best and the brightest, no matter where they are and provides them a great degree of autonomy. We trust our people.
🗣️ Open & transparent:  We know that when our creators have access to all the information they need, their best work will emerge.
👏 Idea-friendly:  We provide an environment to explore new ideas, to take risks, to make mistakes, and to learn, so you can succeed. Anyone in the company can come up with great ideas and become a catalyst for positive change. We let the best ideas win.
👥 Customer-centric:  We follow a product-led growth strategy, continuously  learning from our customers and collaborating to build the amazing software that Drivetrain is.

About the role

Drivetrain is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team. The role involves working on challenging problems in backend application development, algorithms, system design, and serving in production.

What you’ll be doing

The underlying technical problems are challenging - how do you design abstractions that minimise custom code, as every business is a little different; how do you deal with data scattered across multiple systems and make sense of a large number of moving parts.
You get to work on a cutting edge stack consisting of Java, Spring, Hibernate, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, and AWS.
As an early team member, you’ll help shape our company culture, engineering practices, and the product.


A great problem solver and is passionate about the craft of building software.
Has a deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, and distributed systems.
Has at least 3 years of experience in software engineering.
Experience with the above-mentioned stack would be helpful but is not necessary.
Is aspirational, self-driven, and proactive.
Has excellent communication skills.

Sounds exciting? Apply at It may just be the next best decision you’ve ever made!