Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


26 - 50 people


180 Montgomery St Ste 750
San Francisco, CA, 94104-4212, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Angular.js
  • React
  • AWS
  • DynamoDB
  • Elastic Search
  • AWS Athena
  • Tornado
  • Redis
  • CloudFront
  • Docker
  • Android
  • Objective-C
  • iOS Development

Role Description

As a Backend Engineer at Seesaw you will work with a small team to influence technical decisions and architect and develop new features on the core platform. You will be expected to take ownership of projects and ideas from concept to production. The ideal candidate will have prior working experience designing and building software as service at scale (millions of users.)

What you'll own

Collaborate with engineers and other key stakeholders to scalably design backend systems and apis to meet their needs

Help maintain and evolve our core backend systems developed in Python that interfaces with systems including but not limited to DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, AWS SQS

Develop and support our data pipeline and warehouse powered with AWS Athena

Identify and fix issues to improve scalability, performance, and simplicity of our systems

About Seesaw

Seesaw inspires engagement by giving students powerful creative tools to capture their learning. Students are even more motivated knowing they can show their learning to classmates, teachers and families right in the app.

Company Culture

We value humility, curiosity, and transparency as we work together to serve students, teachers, and family members. We also put a high emphasis on collaborating and continual learning. For example, we have company-wide lunch & learns for Seesawers to learn about what other teams are working on.

The K-12 market also represents an incredibly diverse user base. We’re actively working to build a diverse and inclusive team that can best advocate for the needs of this community. More than 40% of our prod/eng team identify as women and more than 20% identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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