Back End Engineer

New York, United States Full-time Allows remote

We're a community of designers, engineers, and product managers who are passionate about building quality software. While our environment is collaborative and relaxed, we build products that are well-considered and well-architected.


We're hiring talented Backend Engineers who want to build ambitious products using modern tools. "Backend Engineer" can mean many things. At Postlight, it refers to a person who can build and deploy complex services to the cloud that support many types of applications.


We use the right tools for the job. That means that we're always evaluating ways to work smarter and faster, and looking to get the maximum amount of joy out of the job. The upshot is that we use modern tools on a modern stack:

  • Languages (Node, Python, Elixir)
  • Frameworks (Express, RESTify, Lux, Serverless)
  • API Standards (JSON API, GraphQL)
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Containerization and Virtualization (Docker, Vagrant)
  • Data Storage (SQL, NoSQL, Firebase, Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • Amazon Web Services (Lambda, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, ElastiCache, SQS, S3)
  • Continuous Integration (CircleCI, Travis CI, Jenkins)
  • Monitoring Services (CloudWatch, StackDriver, New Relic, Sentry)
  • CDNs and Caching


We don't expect applicants to have experience with everything on this list. Many of our own engineers learned skills from this list just in the last year. Expect this list to change frequently as we read tweets, follow Hacker News, and snoop on new GitHub repositories.


We're headquartered in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, but we're remote friendly. A third of our team works remotely, so we know how to keep everyone on the same page.


We offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits packages, as well as a number of other perks like weekly company lunches and all the PB&Js you can eat. We encourage on-going learning in all forms and have a Professional Development Program supporting that.


Work-life balance is an important part of our DNA. From game nights and happy hours to hosting events in our beautiful office, we know how to have fun.


Postlight is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.