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GigSmart is a software development company focused on providing modern solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving economy. GigSmart's staffing platform connects businesses looking for labor with available workers across all 50 states. Launched in December of 2018, GigSmart’s Get Gigs and Get Workers apps have already surpassed 300,000 installs, serving industries like construction, manufacturing, transportation, retail, customer service, and professional services. GigSmart is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with almost 50 full-time employees.


GigSmart is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer. As part of the engineering team, you will work on the platform that powers our apps to help workers and businesses connect. We're looking for a self-motivated engineer who has a real passion for building and scaling infrastructure using technologies such as Elixir, React, React-Native, Kubernetes, Postgres, and machine learning. Every engineer has input into our product process and will have a real impact as part of a small, nimble team.

Job Description


  • Work with a cross-functional team to design and develop new features that will be used by millions of users
  • Use Kubernetes and CI/CD
  • Identify and fix performance bottlenecks
  • Work with big data sets (hundreds of millions of rows)
  • Write tests and perform code reviews to ensure that we are shipping reliable, readable, and reusable code
  • Research, advise and implement technology solutions for reliable, scalable, high performing services

Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience as a backend engineer
  • Strong experience across relevant technologies including Elixir, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, Scala, PHP, Python, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Postgres, MySQL, or other RDBMS
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Working knowledge of source control systems including Git
  • Knowledge of functional and object-oriented software design, development, and architectural principles

Nice to have

  • Previously built APIs for internal or external applications
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with React Native
  • Experience with AWS technologies such as DynamoDB, Kinesis, Elastic, MapReduce, or Lambda
  • Big data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, etc.
  • Machine learning
  • Automated testing using tools such as RSpec or Junit

Expectations of a GigSmart Employee

  • Be positive
  • Work hard
  • Innovate
  • Have passion
  • Continue to learn
  • Exceed expectations
  • Collaborate

Salary: $130K - $160K DOE