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Principal Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Are you willing to take on the challenge of complex architecture and high scale? Are you a passionate backend engineer with a knack for leadership and a keen eye for the future? If so, then we want you!

We're searching for a Principal Backend Engineer to join our growing team. You'll be the technical rockstar leading the charge on building and maintaining our robust backend systems.


  • Design, develop, and implement large-scale, highly available and high-performing microservices using Go and Java.
  • Champion innovative technologies and stay ahead of the curve on industry trends.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring junior engineers and guiding them towards architectural best practices.
  • Collaborate effectively with product teams to translate business needs into elegant technical solutions.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive team environment while also taking ownership of individual projects.
  • You will be working with a great stack of technologies including Kafka, Redis, Flink, GCP services, Kubernetes, Aerospike, Clickhouse, Postgres and more…
  • Contribute to strategic technology decisions with a keen understanding of the bigger picture.


  • At least 10 years of experience in backend software development, with 5+ years focused on designing and building large-scale microservices architectures.
  • Proven experience working in a startup environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A track record of successfully collaborating with product teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for tackling complex challenges.
  • Proficiency in a modern backend programming language (Go a plus!).
  • Deep understanding of design patterns and best practices for building scalable and maintainable systems.
  • Experience with cloud platforms and containerization technologies.
  • Experience in the identity access space and/or operating system agent space - a big plus

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and DevOps methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform.
  • Open-source contributions

We offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you'll have the opportunity to make a real impact. If you're ready to take your backend skills to the next level, we encourage you to apply!