Backend Developer

Full-Time
Troy, MI
December 20, 2018

We are seeking a Backend Engineer who will help bring the Alchemie Epiphany platform to students and teachers around the world. Ideally, you will have with experience in developing web APIs and backend services in an exciting and dynamic team environment.

You will be part of a team working closely with product and technology stakeholders to define problems, improve existing applications and help create new experiences that allow users to get the most out of our platform You should be capable of understanding both user and developer pain points and translating those into elegant and effective solutions.

As Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving existing web and REST APIs as well as helping to design and build new ones. You will be responsible for a) Improving and optimizing existing infrastructure and integrations, b) Helping to design and prototype new services, and c) Working with and supporting our existing development teams and support groups.

REQUIREMENTS

BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related field (MS level a bonus)

2+ years experience as a backend development for web and mobile (prefer equal split between web/mobile experience)

Experience developing backend systems for mobile and web applications

Expertise in development with one or more of the following languages: C#, JavaScript or PHP

Expertise with web technologies:  HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, JSON\

Expertise with common web frameworks like React, Node.JS

Expertise in web services such as SOAP and REST APIs

Experience working with serverless environments such as Google App Engine

Experience setting up user authentication using current SSO and other authentication standards (SAML, OAuth)

Expertise implementing security best practices

Expertise with best practices with software architectures, data modeling, and UX responsive design

Experience implementing frontend data and analytics technologies - Google Analytics & Firebase

Comfort using GitHub, JIRA, Slack

Bonus points for Experience with UX or UI design and in developing on VR/AR platforms (Oculus, Unity, Unreal, ARCore, ARKit)

Commitment and passion for learning
Enthusiasm for solving big problems through entrepreneurship
Ability to work in a dynamic startup environment
Passion for doing what’s right for the customer
Love of games a definite plus!


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