Data Backend



Role Location

  • Remote


501+ people


140 New Montgomery St Ste 900
San Francisco, CA, 94105, US

Tech Stack

  • Python

Role Description

Where You Come In: Build, extend, and support our backend platforms to collect all trusted business data. Team up with other engineering groups, such as Search, Local Services, and Ads to build instant-access API’s and streaming solutions that make it easy for them to consume business data. Work closely with our database teams to ensure we use the right storage stack for our level of scale. Build tools and services that regularly monitor and ensure this data is of high quality. Make build-or-buy decisions that help reach our business goals.

What it Takes to Succeed: Based or willing to relocate within the United Kingdom Fluency in an object-oriented language (like Python or Java), SQL (or NoSQL), Unix, developing within a Continuous Integration/Deployment pipeline. Experience building and supporting large-scale distributed systems that back a consumer app or website. In-depth experience with building effective APIs (like REST or GraphQL) Comfortable with performance analysis tools. (e.g. tracers, profilers, debuggers, visualization tools) Several years of full-time working experience. Comfortable working and coordinating requirements across teams.

What You’ll Get: Full responsibility for projects from day one, an awesome team, and a dynamic work environment Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase program 25 days paid holiday initially, rising to 29 with service Private health insurance, including dental and vision Flexible working hours and meeting-free Wednesdays Regular 3-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics Opportunities to participate in events and conferences throughout Europe and the US Public transportation season ticket loan and £50 per month toward any exercise of your choice Central location, a fully stocked kitchen, adjustable sitting/standing desks, quarterly offsites, locally roasted coffee, happy hours, and more!

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed over 100 million reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. Our business revolves around the connections made between the consumers who read and write reviews and the local businesses that they describe. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004.

Company Culture

Our culture is very much focused on collaboration and mentorship. We ensure that everyone gets support and the opportunity to grow their career within Yelp. We have several Employee Resource Groups at Yelp that encourage Diversity and Inclusion and offer opportunities to grow your skill sets both personally and professionally thanks to programming focussed around mentoring, public speaking, allyship etc. Yelp cares truly about our community and you can see that naturally reflected in our culture.

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