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Principal Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 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.

Why is this role so important at Similarweb?

You’ll be part of the group responsible for Similarweb’s main products. You will impact the work of developers in the group by designing, building and maintaining the core infrastructure of our solution and leading the research and development of new technologies as well as maintaining code standards and practices.

You will be working on Similarweb’s core B2B platform that serves tens of thousands of customers, serving hundreds of terabytes in production. Our backend engineers are responsible for the entire data lifecycle - from our endless datatlakes, through choosing the right serving methods and databases, all the way to our api services.

So, what will you be doing all day?

  • Developing tools and libraries to help other developers to concentrate on fulfilling business requirements
  • Define and develop best practices for healthy production and rapid development without compromising code quality and performance
  • Improve stability and efficiency of production services
  • Develop and maintain core backend components
  • Perform POCs on new technologies and implement them in dev teams
  • Lead technical initiatives across different teams
  • Troubleshoot complex production issues
  • Developing our architecture ensuring development velocity and scale

This is the perfect job for someone who:

  • 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 building large-scale infrastructure applications or large-scale web applications.
  • Experience improving stability of large-scale systems using monitoring, solving bottle-necks and making appropriate changes.
  • High coding standards, working independently and experience leading long term tech tasks involving many teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience with cloud services, specifically AWS.
  • Good understanding of CI/CD pipelines.

Why you’ll love being a Similarwebber:

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.

*All Similarweb offices work in a hybrid model, so you can enjoy the flexibility of working from home with the benefits of building face to face connections with fellow Similarwebbers.*

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