Backend Engineer

at PeerlistFull-timein-office (Pune, India)


2 - 4 years




Backend Engineer, Full-Stack Engineer, Software Engineer

Posted on 

18 Aug, 2022about 1 month ago


    MongoDBJavaScriptNodeJSRedisserverlessNextJSBackend DevelopmentAPI developmentBackend Developer


Relocation assist


About this opportunity

Peerlist is a professional network for people in tech with robust work profiles at its core. With Peerlist, users can distribute and discover each other’s work and expose themselves to new opportunities.

We believe that professional networking should be meaningful and valuable. This can be achieved not only with meaningful work profiles but also by enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio while networking.

We’re looking for a passionate Backend Software Developer to join our small team in Pune. At Peerlist, we believe in working closely together on all aspects of the product.


  • Developing and maintaining all server-side network components and APIs.

  • Ensuring optimal performance of the database and responsiveness to front-end requests.

  • Collaborating with front-end developers on the integration of elements.

  • Developing high-performance applications by writing reusable, and efficient code.

  • Participate in peer code review.

You should have:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in API development.

  • Minimum a year of experience with MongoDB and Redis.

  • Experience with REST services and API design

  • Knowledge of unit & integration testing.

  • Experience with version control systems (Git)

About the Role

If you’re interested in working on all layers of a system from developing REST APIs to building a scalable backend with Javascript techstack, then this position is for you.

  • A sense of grit to dive into a problem, implement a solution, scale that solution, and replace it when needed.

  • You should be self-motivated. We’re looking for software engineer that can take a task, get clarity as needed, and run with it to produce well-designed quality code.

  • A great set of communication skills for getting your point across, solution implemented, and beyond.

Things to know

For better or worse, we're a startup; our team dynamics are different from companies of different sizes and stages.

Being a tiny team and super early stage, we prefer everyone working closely from same floor. In short, we prefer working from office. It makes us efficient and helps us to move faster. This is true for now.

We're a small team, with high ownership, who are not only passionate about what we do, but seek to be exceptional as well. At the time of writing we're 4, serving tens of thousands of users. There's a lot of stuff going on, and a lot of ambiguity. We want you to own it. We believe that ownership is a key to growth, and part of that growth is not only being able to make the choices, but owning the success, or failure, that comes with those choices.

Perks and Benefits

At Peerlist, we provide best in class benefits. Great salary, full health benefits including dependents, relocation assistance, and much more.

Beyond compensation, there are a few things that we believe that make working at Peerlist truly unique:

  • Autonomy: We have very few meetings. 15-mins daily sync and a weekly sync on Wednesday to plan next week. We think your time is sacred.

  • Ownership: We're a company with a high ownership, high autonomy culture. We hope that you'll come in, help us, and over the course of many years do the best work of your life. When we bring you onboard, we expect you to change the company.

  • Novel problems/solutions: We're a startup that's well funded, with cool problems, which lets us implement novel solutions! We abhor “busywork” and think, whether it's community, engineering, operations, etc there's always opportunity for creative and high leverage solutions.

  • Growth: We want you to grow with us, but we know that talent is loaned, so when you figure out what area you want to grow in next, whether it's at Peerlist or outside, we'll make sure you land there.