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Principal Software Engineer (Backend)

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Date Posted

17 May, 2024

Salary Offered

$160000 — $170000 yearly

Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

3+ years

Remote Work

Not Allowed

Stock Options



1 available

About us

Ploomber (YC W22) is the Heroku for AI. We are building a platform to help companies deploy and scale AI applications. From LLM-powered chatbots to geospatial analysis, our platform allows our customers (ranging from small startups to big enterprises) to rapidly ship applications without worrying about infrastructure.

Our AWS bill is on fire, and our customers are demanding more features, so we’re growing our small team! We're a well-funded startup (4.5M seed round in April 2022) with several years of runway.

What To Expect

  • High-speed development cycle: we often go from idea to production on the same day
  • We have a low meeting culture. We keep meetings to a minimum, trust our team, and let them do their work independently (but we’re always ready to help!)
  • Customer-driven culture: we make decisions based on what our customers (and prospective customers) need. Satisfying our customers and growing our customer base is our number one priority
  • Work with the founders on a daily basis


  • Lead the design of new features in our cloud platform
  • Maintain our cloud platform (performance optimization, bug fixes, database migrations)
  • Communicate across the team to ensure alignment

Our Stack

  • Our backend is written in Python (FastAPI)
  • Platform built on top of AWS (some services we use: S3, ECS, ECR, EC2)
  • We use GitHub and deploy via a CD pipeline

What We Look For

  • 6+ years of proficiency with Python (preferred) or another high-level language
  • 4+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design of cloud infrastructure
  • 4+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead, OR leading an engineering team
  • 2+ years of experience with DevOps technologies such as CI/CD, Docker, Git, and AWS
  • Must be willing to go outside their area of expertise (e.g., write some frontend code, learn new technologies quickly)
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States. We cannot sponsor work visas.
  • Must be willing to relocate to New York City (this is a hybrid role, we expect you to go to the office 2-3 times a week)

About Ploomber

Ploomber Logo

Heroku for AI

Company Size: 6 - 10 People
Year Founded: 2022
Country: United States


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