Senior Software Engineer - Backend

SF, NYC, or Remote /
Engineering /
Full Time
About us:

At Parabola, our mission is to give everyone the power of programming! We know that automation through coding gives engineers a higher degree of productivity than most people. We call that productivity leverage. Starting with knowledge workers we’re empowering people to increase their productivity leverage and become self-sufficient without having to learn how to code. Our goal is to close the productivity inequality gap by building the first homebase for operations teams to collaborate, document, and automate everyday data tasks and processes with a drag-and-drop, visual programming platform.

About the role:

As a software engineer on our growing team, you’ll help build our core platform features, reinforce our technical foundation, and ensure the success of the teams that rely on Parabola.

What you'll be doing:

    • Building and extending our core platform, from database schema to API design
    • Optimizing our services for scalability, stability, and observability as our customer base grows and our product becomes more sophisticated
    • Implementing the logic behind the steps that make up Parabola flows
    • Collaborating with a small-but-mighty group of engineers with a wide array of backgrounds and areas of expertise
    • Consulting with the Customer Experience team to solve unique customer problems and find out where our product should grow next
    • Helping our team define processes and practices that will serve us for years of growth and success

What (we think) you'll need to do it:

    • 3+ years of experience in a continuously-delivered production codebase
    • No fear of asking for help, and no hesitation giving it to teammates
    • Care for the craft of engineering; dedication to making sure your work is stable, secure, and maintainable
    • An enthusiasm for communication; an appreciation for both mutual support and thoughtful critique between teammates
    • Passion for solving problems for real people, some of whom you will even come to know by name

Nice to haves:

    • Fluency in Python and/or TypeScript
    • Experience with AWS (EC2, ECS, RDS, and Fargate specifically) and Docker
    • Experience working in dynamic high-growth organizations
    • Rich interests and can bring a unique perspective to our team