Software Engineer, Backend

Los Angeles, CA, United States, New York, NY, United States, Remote, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


501+ people


201 3 Rd St
San Francisco, CA, 94103-3143, US

Tech Stack

  • C++
  • Python
  • React
  • Javascript
  • Redux
  • Angular.js
  • Go
  • Kotlin
  • Swift

Role Description

Postmates is focused on providing a thriving marketplace allowing anyone to purchase anything from anywhere in their city or community and have it delivered in minutes.

We are a cross-functional team responsible for the end-to-end experiences on Android, iOS, and the web. We value and foster a collaborative environment where product, design, and engineering work together every day to build and design new features for our customers.

What will you do?

Build and launch consumer-facing features to millions of customers Work closely with the web and mobile teams to develop new features Optimize and tune existing systems for speed and performance Build data pipelines and serving infrastructure required to efforts like search and recommendations Work with the Infrastructure team to push our next-gen services

Technologies we use: 

Server: Go, Python, Elixir Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch Platform: AWS, Google


4+ years of experience developing horizontally scalable and fault-tolerant systems in production 2+ years of experience with Go and/or Python A deep understanding of one or more SQL and/or NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch) Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

Bonus Points 

You’re a self-starter and strong finisher You’ve worked at or started a small company where you had to wear many hats You write well and communicate clearly You prefer problems over tasks


Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long-term value you create) Medical, dental and vision insurance and it’s 100% paid for by the company Tasty, healthy lunches Snack-filled kitchen (mostly healthy, but very tasty) Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering) Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo) Awesome office in San Francisco close to mass transit  

About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Our revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes.

Company Culture

We have a flat hierarchy, very few meetings and are supportive of everyone's growth.

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