Senior API Engineer

  • Location

    United States

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

  • Salary:

    Circa $160,000

  • Contact:

    Jason Rumney

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  • Consultant:

    Jason Rumney

Our client is a fully remote data company headed up by a CEO who sold his last business for $400million.

Due to rapid growth, our client is seeking an API Engineer. he client just launched a geospatial API, and they are looking for an awesome engineer to take it to another level.

About you:

  • Nimble, move fast, have strong bias for action, thrive in uncertainty, love focusing on hard problems where the solutions are often not predefined.
  • At least 80% of people who have worked with you put you in the top 10% of the people they have worked with.
  • Are passionate about data, geospatial, and APIs, and are excited by seemingly-impossible challenges.


  • 2+ years of production experience building customer-facing web applications or developer APIs
  • Experience developing and operating external API is essential
  • 1+ years of
    • API experience with RESTful, OpenAPI;
    • frontend experience with Javascript (ES6+), TypeScript, TSLint, React.js, Node.js, React Native, deployment pipeline;
    • backend experience with serverless, SQL/NoSQL (postgreSQL), or Cloud Native AWS services, Kubernetes/EKS, Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, RDS, S3
  • Solid understanding of the client/server technology stack (networking, compression, serialization, authentication)

Great-to-have Skills:

  • 1+ years of development experience on GraphQL
  • Experience working on a large-scale production web application
  • Experience developing and operating high-volume, low-latency real-time data processing workflows or distributed data services, and data API running at >10MM requests per month
  • History of collaboration and contribution to open source projects
  • You have built a product from end to end, from the first lines of code to launch
  • You care deeply about the user experience, always taking extra steps to amaze and delight