Lead Backend Engineer



OpenCity is looking for a lead backend engineer to help architect and build our mobile and web products. We are using great technologies to build responsive and maintainable applications. Our backend services must support our Android, native iOS and web products on all popular platforms. Our backend systems must be responsive and scalable for thousands of concurrent customers sending millions of messages across multiple messaging platforms. This is an excellent opportunity for an aggressive engineer that has lead or management aspirations and wants early-stage participation in a fast-moving, rapidly growing start-up environment.



● Work with our data scientists, mobile and front-end engineers to develop services supporting new features and experiments

● Build efficient, scalable and reusable backend systems and abstractions

● Find and address performance issues

● Participate in design and code reviews

● Identify and communicate best practices

● Reports to the CTO


● Strong knowledge of javascript, modern libraries and CI tools

● Experience with server frameworks like Node.js

● Familiarity with server-side MVC web frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails

● Experience configuring cloud-management and deployment systems like AWS, Docker and Convox

● Experience working with and configuring database systems like MongoDB and PostgreSQL

● Experience architecting and building microservices

● Familiarity working with AI and ML tools like LEX and AWS NLP products

● Strong CS fundamentals

● Demonstrated experience architecting and working on large scale web-based systems



● Stock options

● Competitive salaries

● $700 credit toward personal medical, dental, & vision insurance

● Remote work

● Opportunity to build a strong engineering culture


About OpenCity

We’re reinventing the way small businesses communicate with their customers. OpenCity provides an omni-channel AI-assisted platform that allows small to medium sized businesses to more quickly and efficiently communicate with their customers. We provide a practical turnkey solution that allows restaurants, nightclubs and other businesses to leverage AI without needing to know anything about the underlying technology. We are growing rapidly and are aggressively expanding our product offerings.


If interested, contact us at jobs@opencity.co.