Senior Backend Software Engineer

United States | Jan. 28, 2023

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Company: Cars & Bids

Salary: $145,000 - $170,000

Type: Remote

Employment: Full-time


The Sr. Backend Software Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and continuing to develop the custom platform and infrastructure used by Cars & Bids to host real-time auto auctions for thousands of concurrently live visitors every day.

Their duties include architecting, designing, developing, testing, and documenting software to both meet the needs of end-users and achieve Cars & Bids' business goals. In this role, they will be working closely with a small and talented product development team to support Cars & Bids' rapid growth while also continuing to innovate in the online auction space.

The Sr. Backend Software Engineer will:

  • Turn high-level product requirements into elegant and functional APIs and features through a collaborative process.
  • Design, develop, test, and debug the Cars & Bids software using Python and Django.
  • Architect, implement, and maintain the AWS infrastructure used by Cars & Bids.
  • Manage the release process of the Cars & Bids software using CI/CD.
  • Recommend and use new technologies/tools for monitoring, debugging, and increasing productivity.
  • Investigate software-related complaints and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal software performance.
  • Regularly attend team meetings to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas, and propose solutions to any issues.

The Sr. Backend Software Engineer should have the following experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent software development skills with the ability to write reliable and performant software with extensive tests.
  • Previous web development experience with a high-level language (Python preferred) and a web framework (Django preferred).
  • Previous experience with AWS services such as Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, DynamoDB, and others.
  • Previous experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform preferred).
  • Proven experience building complex web systems.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Nice-to-have: experience building services and APIs used by high-traffic mobile apps.

Our Benefits:

Through Insperity, Cars & Bids offers a comprehensive benefits package that provides the following benefits:

  • Multiple PPO and HMO Medical Plans to choose from
  • Dental and Vision PPO Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan through Pentegra
  • Unlimited PTO Plan and 10 Paid Annual Holidays
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employer-paid Basic Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Semi-Monthly WFH Stipend
  • Meal credits through Grubhub

About Cars & Bids:

Cars & Bids is the best online auction marketplace to buy and sell modern enthusiast cars – that means pretty much anything that's cool from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, or 2020s. Founded by automotive journalist Doug DeMuro and tech entrepreneur Blake Machado, Cars & Bids has enjoyed rapid growth since its launch in June 2020 – hosting over 10,000 auctions, selling over $200 million worth of cars, and reaching well over a million visitors every month. For more information, we encourage you to visit our website at!

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