Senior Backend Engineer

Clay is looking for a senior backend engineer to build features, design and implement APIs, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems as we scale.

We build our app using tried and tested technologies including Python, Postgres, RabbitMQ, and Redis, with our server infrastructure running on Kubernetes and other hosted & self-hosted services in Google Cloud. We believe in using the best tool for the job in hand, and don't shy away from solving hard problems! You’ll work closely with a stellar team of passionate, experienced engineers, designers and others who love building great product.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please


# About you:

  • 4+ years of experience building web applications with high-availability services and infrastructure on cloud hosted systems
  • Comfortable developing in Python (or ability to learn)
  • Experience architecting, deploying, and operating asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems
  • Experience in tradeoffs and performance optimizations for relational and non-relational databases and caches
  • Experience writing understandable, testable code with a goal of maintainability over time
  • Ability to work on full-stack projects collaboratively with frontend engineers and designers, with a product mindset and a preference for shipping early and iterating
  • Understanding of security best practices
  • Great communication skills. You should be able to explain your approach and the impact of your work to non-technical stakeholders in a way that is clear to them, and provide technical guidance and mentorship for other engineers.

About the Company

# Our Mission

Clay is carefully designed to help you be more thoughtful with people.

Almost everyone intuitively understands the importance (and positive impact) of thoughtfulness towards others—in fact, you've probably benefited from someone else's thoughtfulness recently! However, it's difficult, effort intensive, and time consuming to be conscientious all the time. We wanted a more streamlined and sustainable approach for thoughtfully keeping in touch with our ever-growing network. And after searching and searching for something better, we built it ourselves.

We believe that Clay is the most stunning, powerful, and beautiful way to remember who you’ve met—and what matters to them. We're grateful that our mission has resonated with a passionate user base and prominent investors like General Catalyst and Forerunner Ventures, and we are eager to carry it forward. We'd be honored to have you join us.

# Our Product

Clay is a beautiful and private home for all the people and relationships in your life.

After you link your accounts (email, calendar, LinkedIn, Twitter, iMessage, and more), Clay automatically builds a collection of everyone you know, creating a beautiful profile for each relationship. Clay populates photos, bios, education and work history, location, and social profiles automatically from available data, and keeps them updated over time.

Clay then helps you deepen your relationships by allowing you to find anyone with powerfully simple search, take notes from your latest conversation, set reminders for specific dates, see when a contact changes their LinkedIn or Twitter bio, be notified when a contact is mentioned in the news, and much more.

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Posted: Oct. 17, 2021

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