Sr. Backend Engineer/Tech Lead

Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /
Issuu is one of the one of the leading content publishing and distribution platforms, with millions of pieces of content (marketing collateral, magazines, catalogs, brochures and more) added every year. At the heart of Issuu is the Issuu Story Cloud, a suite of advanced features designed to transform a single piece of content into assets for every online marketing channel, including mobile articles, email graphics, and social stories for Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest (and more).

Create once, share everywhere with Issuu

Our Flipbook technology revolutionizes how users interact with digital publications, offering an immersive and engaging reading experience. We are seeking a skilled Senior Backend Software Developer with the option to assume a Tech Lead position (without people management responsibilities) to join our Flipbook Technology Team, responsible for developing and maintaining the backend infrastructure that powers this innovative platform.

What You Will Do

    • As a Senior Backend Software Developer / Tech Lead on the Flipbook Technology Team, you will take on a leadership role in the development and maintenance of the backend systems that support our Flipbook technology.
    • While primarily focusing on technical contributions, you will also have the opportunity to provide technical leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the team, driving innovation and excellence in our engineering practices.
    • Technical Leadership: Lead by example, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and support to team members to foster a culture of learning, collaboration, and innovation
    • Backend Development: Design, develop, and maintain high-quality backend services and APIs that power the flipbook technology, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.
    • Architecture Design: Collaborate with team members to design scalable and fault-tolerant backend systems, considering factors such as scalability, reliability, and security.
    • Code Review and Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough code reviews, ensuring adherence to coding standards, best practices, and architectural guidelines to maintain high code quality and system reliability.
    • Performance Optimization: Identify performance bottlenecks and areas for optimization in the backend infrastructure, implementing solutions to improve system efficiency and responsiveness.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including frontend developers, DevOps engineers, and product managers, to deliver high-quality features and enhancements to the flipbook platform.
    • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in backend development, proactively identifying opportunities for process improvements and technical advancements within the team.

What You Bring With You

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
    • Extensive experience (5+ years) in designing and building robust, high-volume production systems
    • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Rust or Node.js.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities with experience in providing technical guidance, mentorship, and support to team members.
    • Solid understanding of database technologies, including SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, PostgreSQL).
    • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure.
    • Familiarity with microservices architecture, containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), and CI/CD pipelines.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
    • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, with a passion for teamwork and knowledge sharing.

Why Issuu?

    • Opportunity to take on a senior technical role with the option to assume a Tech Lead position, driving technical excellence and innovation within the Flipbook Technology Team.
    • Collaborative and dynamic work environment with a focus on learning, growth, and continuous improvement.
    • Competitive salary and benefits package, including stock options, health insurance, and flexible work arrangements.
    • Mission-driven company culture committed to empowering creators and democratizing content publishing.
    • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact by shaping the future of digital publishing technology.