Senior Software Engineer, Backend

The Opportunity

Are you an experienced Senior Software Engineer, Backend looking to make a significant impact? We're seeking a talented individual to lead the development, deployment, and management of our web services and infrastructure. As a member of our engineering team, you'll collaborate with colleagues in technology, product management, and beyond, contributing to innovative solutions that serve the needs of end-user professionals and enterprise clients across various verticals.

Your Impact

  • Utilize your hands-on experience in developing technology using Python to drive impactful projects.
  • Demonstrate your expertise in building robust business logic with web frameworks such as Django and integrating them seamlessly with MySQL.
  • Leverage your proficiency in Nginx, Kafka, MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, and big data platforms to architect scalable solutions.
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code that powers our web services and infrastructure.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, ensuring alignment and understanding throughout the development process.

We're looking for someone who

  • Has 5+ years of experience in developing/architecting large-scale web services.
  • Holds a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.
  • Possesses expertise in databases, distributed systems, and backend performance measurement and optimization.
  • Has expert proficiency in Python or other programming languages such as Go, Java, or C++.
  • Has deep experience with web frameworks like Django and is familiar with MySQL, Redis, Elastic Search, Kafka, and Cassandra.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of database internals like transactions and indexes, with experience in database schema design.
  • Has hands-on experience working on AWS.
  • Is eager to take ownership and drive impact, owning projects from conception to implementation.
  • Brings substantial production server experience or equivalent expertise.
  • Strong communication skills, genuine curiosity, and meticulous attention to detail.

Nice to haves

  • A good understanding of HTTP and networking principles.
  • Familiarity with operating systems, particularly Linux.


We are in the business of shaping the future of work. Our mission is to make conversations more valuable.

With over 1B meetings transcribed, is the world’s leading tool for meeting transcription, summarization, and collaboration. Using artificial intelligence, Otter generates real-time automated meeting notes, summaries, and other insights from in-person and virtual meetings - turning meetings into accessible, collaborative, and actionable data that can be shared across teams and organizations. The company is backed by early investors in Google, DeepMind, Zoom, and Tesla. is an equal opportunity employer. We proudly celebrate diversity and are dedicated to inclusivity.

* does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies without a written agreement in place for permanent placements. Any resume or other candidate information submitted outside of established candidate submission guidelines (including through our website or via email to any employee) and without a written agreement otherwise will be deemed to be our sole property, and no fee will be paid should we hire the candidate.

Salary range

Salary Range: $185,000 to $210,000 USD per year.

This salary range represents the low and high end of the estimated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for the role is dependent on several factors. Our base salary is just one component of a comprehensive total rewards package.

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