Senior Backend Engineer

Confirmed live in the last 24 hours



51-200 employees

Provides real-time 911 alerts and safety tracking

Data & Analytics


San Francisco, CA, USA + 1 more

Required Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years engineering experience, focusing primarily on backend development.
  • Experience working with production code using languages such as C++, Go, Java, Python, Scala, etc.
  • Experience designing and implementing performant APIs on distributed systems
  • Strong knowledge of data design and database systems
  • Design and build systems for scale, modularity, and flexibility without compromising on reliability.
  • Deliver backend systems with an attention to high availability, low latency and scalability.
  • Build and operate infrastructure, toolset, and deployment pipelines.
  • Take operational responsibility for the services we build.
  • Collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team that consists of product, design and engineering team members to deliver a consistent experience to our users in real-time.
  • Demonstrate rigor with code quality, best practices, and code review, while understanding product tradeoffs.

Citizen is a personal safety network and the No. 1 public safety app in the U.S., providing real-time 911 alerts, crisis responder assistance, and safety tracking for friends and families. The app utilizes live stories, real-time updates, and user-generated content to deliver fast, accurate information for staying safe, and has introduced a paid product called Citizen Protect, offering 24/7 access to a digital guardian.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



New York, New York



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Stock Options - Competitive options packages.

Growth - Fireside chats with featured speakers, a weekly Q&A with the CEO, a monthly book club, and 100% reimbursement for work-related books.

Health Benefits - Citizen covers 90% of your health, dental, and vision care.

Time Off - For salaried employees, nine company holidays and unlimited paid time off. For hourly employees, 21 days of PTO and overtime eligibility.

Transit - Commute to and from the office with pre-tax commuter card benefits.