Senior Backend Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Android Development
Google Cloud Platform
  • 6+ years of experience as a backend engineer
  • Expertise in systems design and architecture
  • Experience with our tech stack, which includes: Node.js, Typescript, GCP, AWS, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL
  • Experience setting a strong foundation of backend engineering tooling & processes: build & deployment process, CI/CD, monitoring and observability, etc
  • Exceptional written communication, particularly around writing great system design documents
  • Strong bias towards execution speed while balancing maintainable systems
  • Design, build, and scale backend systems that power major new parts of the Speak product
  • Help design and scale our API service for our iOS and Android clients, our subscription and payments infrastructure, and more
  • Complete ownership and responsibility for clear and high quality system design documents and backend tech specs
  • Help us improve overall engineering efficiency and quality, and develop best practices as we scale the engineering organization
  • Join a fantastic, tight-knit team at the right time: we're growing super quickly, we just raised our Series B from some of the top investors in the valley, and we've achieved product-market fit. You'd join at a magical time when a single person could significantly change the course of the company
  • Do your life's work with people you'll love working with: we care strongly about our craft and want every person at Speak to feel like they're growing every day. We believe in the idea that working with people you both enjoy and have respect for makes everything better. We hire thoughtfully and only work with people we admire deeply
  • Global in nature: We're live in South Korea and Japan, and launching in a number of new markets soon. We have dedicated offices in San Francisco, Ljubljana, and Seoul, and you'll have the opportunity to talk to users in each of these regions on a regular basis as well as travel
  • Impact people's lives in a major way: Learning a language is one of the single most life-changing skills one can learn and right now 99% of people never achieve their goal because the process is broken. We're helping millions of people achieve their goals and improve their lives

11-50 employees

AI English tutoring software
Company Overview
Speak is on a mission to teach the next billion people English and become the de facto way people learn languages. Speak is creating an AI-powered experience that replicates the flow of a conversation, without needing a human on the other end.
  • Standard tech startup benefits
  • Stipends for commuting, fitness, & learning
  • Annual company offsite.