Job title: Sr Backend Engineer - Node.js Microservices 
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Austin,TX
Job published: 07/24/2020
Job ID: 32562
Contact name: Sandy Aguilar, Will Longenecker
Contact email:,

Job Description

Sr Backend Engineer - Node.js Microservices 

New Iron is leading the search for a Sr Backend Engineer to join a dynamic rapidly growing software company. 

This is a challenging direct-hire role to build and ensure server-side performance of online large-scale applications used by hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users. 

Our client’s product has millions of unique users daily, a large transaction volume, and strict response requirements. 

The ideal candidate will have significant development experience using JavaScript / Node.js to build microservices architecture to ensure the delivery and improvement of our client user experiences. 

If you are a highly collaborative engineer, with a strong sense of self direction, the ability to execute independently, and a keen mind for breaking down problems, we should talk!

Responsibilities, may include: 

  • Design, document and deliver high quality products as part of our microservice architecture in partnership with the Product Team.
  • Work closely with cross-functional project teams to develop new or additional functionality. Maintain velocity while minimizing defects.
  • Foster a test-driven culture by reviewing code with peers and share best practices
  • Focus on the backend technologies in Data management, APIs and microservices 

Should Have: 

  • 5+ years in software development 
  • Experience with JavaScript and TypesScript
  • Experience in microservice development using Node.js/Express.js
  • Experience with MongoDB or other NoSQL databases
  • Expert in microservices architectural patterns and design, cloud orchestration and DDD
  • Strong understanding of SOA architectures (E.g JEE, Web Services, REST/GraphQL)
  • Experience practicing Agile development (E.g.,Scrum/Kanban, CI/CD)
  • Excellent debugging, profiling, communication and analysis skills

Nice to have: 

  • Experience ASP.NET development ( MVC and Web APIs) 
  • Experience developing highly scalable backend systems
  • Experience writing and maintaining automation unit tests 
  • Experience with game engine especially plugin development ( E.g Unity)
  • Development of REST APIs and services 
  • Experience with web frameworks such as React or similar 
  • BS or MS in CS, Data Science or related field 


This is a full-time position located in Austin,TX.  Principals only. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.