Back End Engineer

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Software

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Does designing solutions to unique and novel problems and working with a collaborative, multidisciplinary, caring team excite you? Do you love fast-paced, flexible, and fun environments?

If so, we have a career for you!

As Understory's Back End Engineer, you will build features, design and implement API methods, and improve the performance and reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization. Although you will be an individual contributor, you will be part of a world-class team that is tackling unique and challenging problems that will change the way weather is measured and forecasted throughout the world.

You'll blend open-source technology with proprietary hardware to deliver real-time data to customers quickly and efficiently, as well as build a robust interface between our weather stations and the web to ensure not even a single data point is lost. You'll also archive data so that it can be accessed years from now to lay the groundwork for the most detailed weather statistical models ever created.

Your main role responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, building, and maintaining a customer-facing API to support applications and customer integrations
  • Developing efficient data processing pipelines
  • Working with front end and infrastructure teams to make sure data is displayed and accessed correctly and always available

You're exactly what we're looking for if you​​​​​​​:

  • Have expertise in building production-quality processes and applications
  • Have experience with Java and Python, or other back end development tools (Node.js, Rails, etc.)
  • Have experience with relational databases, PostgreSQL preferred
  • Have experience with Cassandra
  • Are familiar with deployment and maintenance tools such as Salt
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in related field  

Compensation includes

  • Base salary commensurate with experience 
  • Full-time benefits 


Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.

Currently, Understory is an early-stage company consisting of twenty awesome team members and is venture backed by $20M+ in financing. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun! 

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