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Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Backend Engineer

  • R&D
  • Tel Aviv
  • Junior
  • Full-time


Sorbet is a first-of-its-kind fintech solution using technology to reimagine Paid Time Off. It provides a solution to the problem of employees not using vacation days. For employees, the company offers the realization of the days of accumulated vacation during their work without having to wait for the date of their retirement/departure from the company by borrowing against their unused Paid Time Off (“PTO”) that is due to them upon termination of employment.Founded by a seasoned team of Finance and Tech professionals and backed by top-tier investors, including Viola Ventures, Global Founders Capital, and Meron Capital, Sorbet has offices in Tel Aviv, New York City, and Kiev. We welcome people from all backgrounds. If you’re curious, passionate, collaborative, and want to create a real impact in people's lives.

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced, talented backend engineer to join the team.The right candidate should be motivated by the incredible opportunity to contribute to a groundbreaking solution, creating an immediate impact in people’s lives in a hot, topical space. We are looking for a passionate and detail-oriented engineer who wishes to take our exciting solution to the next stage as the business grows beyond initial POC's.

Main Responsibilities

  • Build the next-gen backend of our product on nodejs, nest js, and AWS.
  • Work with our system architect and product to set the infrastructure for scale and growth.
  • Design and implement the backend system services for both short and long-term needs.
  • Enhance and improve the code base on an ongoing basis


  • B.Sc. in Computer Science/Mathematics or a related degree (optional).
  • At least 3 years of development experience, including a product driven company, preferably in a startup environment (with more than one year in a single company).
  • Experienced in writing in Typescript, node, and NestJS
  • Experienced in designing and building REST-based APIs.
  • Experienced in integrating to third-party systems
  • Experienced in modeling SQL data structures
  • Experienced in working with docker (Kubernetes)
  • Experienced in writing unit\e2e tests (jest)
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following is an advantage: Plaid, OAuth, firebase (auth), ElasticSearch.
  • Ability to work in an agile, dynamic, rapid environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently. A self-starter with a constant hunger to improve, research, and learn.
  • Team player with true passion, creativity, and motivation for backend and complex processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (also at a high level in English).
  • Knowledge in cloud environments (AWS an advantage)