Senior Backend Engineer

Job Summary/Company:

A Sparks Group Partner is seeking a Senior Backend Engineer to join their team. They have built a collaborative online learning platform that is used by Fortune 500 companies, universities, training firms, and foundations. You will be part of a talented mission-driven team to build great products that empower and impact lives. This position is 100% remote. If you are interested in learning more about Sparks Group and the opportunity, please submit your resume today.


  • Collaborate with client-side developers in web and mobile development to design new product features/concepts
  • Develop RESTful JSON APIs that will serve the company's app
  • Design backend data models, caching scheme, background processing/queuing, reporting, notifications/real-time updates
  • Work with team to choose the right design patterns, data model definitions, and algorithms for reliability of backend systems
  • Design fault-tolerant integrations into systems of interest
  • Investigate performance challenges and optimize backend APIs/design to ensure technology performance
  • Investigate technology defects and propose solutions to reported issues

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience working as a backend developer in an API team or web development capacity
  • 3+ years of experience writing SQL queries using object relational data interfaces
  • 3+ years of Ruby on Rails experience
  • 3+ years of experience designing software applications: data models, abstractions


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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