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Principal Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024

At Similarweb, we are revolutionizing the way businesses interact with the digital world by revealing to them everything that happens online.

Our unique data and solutions empower over 4,300 customers globally, including industry giants like Google, eBay, and Adidas, to make game-changing decisions that drive their digital strategies.

In 2021, we went public on the New York Stock Exchange, and we continue to reach new heights! Come work alongside Similarwebbers across the globe who are bright, curious, practical and good people.

What You’ll Do:

You’ll be part of the group responsible for Similarweb’s main products, reporting to the Director of R&D. Lead the charge on technical designs, gradually evolving the architecture and dev environment, and lead the Backend guild of the group. Dive into the latest technologies, tools, and design patterns to supercharge the backbone of our digital intelligence platform, ETLs, and large-scale data serving.

Your Day-to-Day:

As the Digital Suite BE Tech Lead, you will:

  • Cultivate a production-first mindset in the group.
  • Navigate our technical roadmap, aiming for world-class quality, stability, and dev experience.
  • Ensure coding standards for backend and data pipelines are top-notch, monitored, and upheld.
  • Dive into technical designs and code reviews, sharing your experience, while working towards the architecture goals
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing within the teams.
  • Work hand-in-hand with R&D team leads and PMs to ensure our tech meets our business goals, both short and long-term.

Why You’ll Make a Difference:

You're at the core of our B2B platform, empowering tens of thousands of customers and managing massive data volumes. Lead our backend engineers through the data lifecycle, from lakes to APIs, instilling best practices and nurturing growth.

We’re Looking For Someone With:

  • A BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related fields.
  • 7+ years of hands-on coding experience in languages like Python, C#, Java, Node.js, Scala, or Go.
  • Experience as a tech lead, principal or engineering management role.
  • Experience in building large-scale SaaS platforms and complex web systems.
  • Bonus points for knowledge in data analytics platforms, .NET framework, big data databases, and data engineering pipelines (Spark/Airflow).

**At Similarweb, collaborating with our colleagues in-office creates a more connected, unified culture. Our best work is a product of our face-to-face collaboration, with the ability to work partially from home.**

Why You’ll Love Similarweb:

You’ll actually love the product you work with: Our customers aren’t our only raving fans. When we asked our employees why they chose to come work at Similarweb, 99% of them said “the product.” Imagine how exciting your job is when you get to work with the most powerful digital intelligence platform in the world.

You’ll find a home for your big ideas: We encourage an open dialogue and empower employees to bring their ideas to the table. You’ll find the resources you need to take initiative and create meaningful change within the organization.

We offer competitive perks & benefits: We take your well-being seriously, and offer competitive compensation packages to all employees. We also put a strong emphasis on community, with regular team outings and happy hours.

You can grow your career in any direction you choose: Interested in becoming a VP or want to transition into a different department? Whether it’s Career Week, personalized coaching, or our ongoing learning solutions, you’ll find all the tools and opportunities you need to develop your career right here.

Diversity isn’t just a buzzword: People want to work in a place where they can be themselves. We strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the communities we serve, where everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to inclusivity across race, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, spirituality, identity and experience. Our culture of equality and mutual respect also helps us better understand and serve our customers in a world that is becoming more global, more diverse, and more digital every day.

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