Software Development Engineer - Backend Developer

San Mateo, CA /
Sequoia Consulting Group – Technology /
At Sequoia, we are fueled by a passion to serve our clients and their needs. We are a tech-enabled consulting and services company helping employers unlock the full potential of their workforce. 

Sequoia’s clients are innovative, people-first businesses who are shaping the future: the market disruptors, the paradigm shifters, and the leaders that are pushing their industries forward. As a team, we strive every day to make an impact on lives in the workplace. We stay dedicated in our commitment to come through for people who put their trust in us, no matter what. 

A New Opportunity at Sequoia
Sequoia is building next generation people insight applications used by some of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. Sequoia’s applications run on complex backend systems with several external touchpoints, and our team is moving in the direction of building a highly scalable, tolerant, and main table system. We are using analytical data models in our backend systems to provide better insights and data to our users.
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What You'll Do

    • Build cutting-edge, scalable systems by writing simple and efficient code, and push your design and architecture limits for new product development
    • Optimize APIs for any applications while creating and maintaining unit tests for new code and fixing defects
    • Take initiative in developing and maintaining integrations of best practices within the backend group
    • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve software
    • Monitor system uptime and errors to drive us toward a high performing and reliable product
    • Take ownership and understand the need for code quality, elegance, and robust infrastructure

What You'll Need

    • Familiarity with cloud operations in one of the following cloud services: AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
    • Experience in application profiling, handling event-based queues
    • Hands-on, results-oriented, and set high quality code standards
    • Contribution to OSS
    • Worked on Agile methodology, Scrum
    • Write tech blogs/stories, attend tech meetups/conferences
    • Have worked on high-scale backend systems
    • Work experience in B2C companies is a plus
    • Work experience in high error-tolerance integration systems

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Minimum 4+ years of experience in design and implementation of APIs
    • Strong hold in algorithms and problem solving
    • Capable of designing, building, and testing stable modules independently and with accountability
    • Expertise in at least two of the following:
    • Web development
    • System and API design
    • Distributed systems and error monitoring
    • Database modelling and design
Sequoia’s Culture – Our most important asset 
Passion for service 
Growth oriented 
Caring for others 
Focused on relationship building 
Sequoia provides competitive compensation including base salary, performance based bonus programs, and comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) matching and profit sharing programs.