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Remote Senior Backend Developer

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Kristina Bocharova
Must have skills:
One of skills:
Nice to have skills:
Considering candidates from:
CIS, Schengen, Baltics, Serbia, and Bulgaria
Work arrangement:
Remote only
Senior or lead
Company size:
11-50 employees
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Remote Senior Backend Developer

Cold Start is a single LP, industry agnostic venture building studio working to bring visionary ideas to reality. The CS team believes that the opportunity to create industry defining, tech-forward ventures is bigger than ever today. The leadership team comes from Airbnb, Sprout Therapy, Google and have raised from General Catalyst, Founders Fund, and Tiger Global. Cold Start’s portfolio has created >$400M in enterprise value in less than 48 months.
  • Design and implement backend software systems that support our families, providers, and Sprout administrators  
  • Work closely with front-end engineers to seamlessly integrate backend APIs 
  • Uphold standards for quality by performing code reviews, fixing bugs, creating automated tests, and monitoring performance
  • Work closely with other engineers, product managers, and designers to collaborate on the features that will help our users 
  • Support uptime through participation in engineering on-call rotations
Must-have skills:
  • The primary language is Kotlin but they are ok to interview engineers with solid backend experience in other languages (Python, Ruby, Java, Rust, C# etc. with the ability to write clean, scalable code). The candidate should be ok to switch to Kotlin
  • 5+ years of experience in Senior-level positions
  • Experienced in databases (RDBMS, NoSQL). Their default one is PostgreSQL
  • TDD driven development
  • Experience in managing AWS services (preferably using Terraform) and CI/CD processes
  • Product-oriented mindset (at least last 3 years should work in product company)
  • Understanding of CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, algorithms complexities, etc)
  • Experience of working remotely/ in a distributed team (at least for 3 years)
  • Bachelors / Masters degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering  or related field
  • Flexibility to switch between projects easily and language agnostic 
  • Fluent English 
Nice-to-have skills:
  • Experience with CI platforms
  • Full-stack development experience
Interview process:
  • Intro call with Toughbyte
  • Screening interview
  • Karat Assessment
  • Technical interview focussed on system design + process
  • Behavioural + cultural fit interview focussed on cross-functional collaboration, taking ownership, working on new projects continuously, ability to move fast, iterate, continuously improve
Check out the answers to frequent questions about this position below. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Ask us via email or try the company page.

Is that a long-term contract?

Yes, it is

What is the schedule for a future employee of the company to work on?

It’ll be the EU time zone. from 9:00 till 18:00 UTC (to overlap with US part of the team during the range 13:00 - 18:00 UTC)
it’s ok to start the working day later but it’s important to overlap with the US part of the team for at least 3-4 hours a day

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