Backend Engineer

Bay Area /
Engineering /
Full Time
/ Hybrid
About Us

MindsDB is a fast-growing open-source infrastructure company that enables developers to quickly integrate machine learning into applications and connect any data source with any ML framework easily, all in one place. We are the largest & fastest growing open source Applied Machine Learning project in the world with over 14k Github stars.

 MindsDB was founded in 2017 by Adam Carrigan (COO) and Jorge Torres (CEO) and is backed with over $24M in funding from leading VC’s Benchmark Capital, YCombinator, Walden Catalyst Ventures, OpenOcean (the venture fund launched by the creators of MySQL and MariaDB) SpeedInvest, MMC and the University of California Berkeley SkyDeck fund. MindsDB is also a graduate of YCombinator's Winter 2020 batch and was recently recognised as one of America's most promising AI companies by Forbes.

About the role

We are looking for a driven Backend Engineer with (Machine Learning experience) to be a main developer of the infrastructure that powers our product. Together with the team, you’ll work to drive platform stability, optimize performance, and develop new functionality.

This is a hybrid role in the Bay Area - we are looking for a candidate able to come into the office a few days/week.

What you’ll be working on

    • Driving platform stability
    • Maintaining platform components that enable our core product features
    • Implementing security best practices
    • Optimizing performance & scalability
    • Improving the performance of our current platform
    • Helping transition us to a highly scalable architecture
    • Developing new functionality
    • Collaborating with the all parts of the team
    • Implementing major features and enhancements


    • 5+ years Python Backend Engineering experience
    • Experience with Machine Learning
    • Experience with AWS, HTTP, TCP/IP, Docker
    • Fast, high quality development
    • Strong communication skills

Nice to Have

    • Experience with microservices architecture
    • Experience with Kubernetes
    • Experience working in a fast moving, growing startup environment
$174,000 - $191,000 a year
Benefits & Perks:

- Remote and Hybrid Roles
- Flexible working hours
- Competitive Compensation
- Unlimited PTO 
- New Hire Remote Setup budget
- Learning & Development budget
- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance (US only)
- Monthly Wellbeing Budget
- Monthly (virtual) team events
- International in-person company retreats
- Wellbeing/Mental Health leave

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

MindsDB is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. MindsDB will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.​