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Backend Engineer

San Diego or Remote
< See all openings ClickUp is looking for a passionate and dedicated backend engineer to help us scale and support our growing platform. You’ll be joining the team powering everything happening behind the scenes.

The backend engineering team is responsible for creating and supporting all API's and services that power our app and handle our users’ data. Employees in this role work closely with our frontend, quality assurance, and product teams to create a user experience that furthers ClickUp's high standards.

One of the primary responsibilities for our backend team is implementing and maintaining highly efficient API endpoints, workers, and services that can scale to support our rapidly growing user base. You will work primarily in Node.js and PostgreSQL and deploy to a globally distributed infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services. An ideal candidate would also have experience with queuing services, in-memory data stores, WebSocket management, monitoring and alerts, and continuous integration techniques.

Collaboration and teamwork are vital to how ClickUp operates. A significant portion of your responsibilities will include working closely with members of the frontend team to develop features together and collaborating closely with quality assurance to maintain high standards. You may also be tasked with creating tools for one of our non-engineering teams to make processes within the company more efficient. A highly developed set of communication skills are important for successfully fulfilling these responsibilities and many others. You must be an effective verbal and written communicator in describing technical applications.

We’re scaling quickly, so we’re recruiting teammates who share our core values, know how to get sh*t done, and would add a lot to our extremely driven culture.
The Role:
  • - Implement and maintain the API endpoints, services, and workers that power all of the exciting new features on our roadmap.
  • - Write efficient and concise SQL queries to use within our app, for reporting data metrics, and managing the integrity of the data within our databases.
  • - Identifying and troubleshooting errors and performance issues that occur within our infrastructure.
  • - Participate in designing and building systems for maximum performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • - Work closely with frontend, quality assurance, and product teams.
  • - Be able to conceptualize all the various parts of our infrastructure and how they all work together.
Qualifications:
  • - Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • - 4+ years of experience writing and maintaining API's in a production-level environment (preferably with Node.js).
  • - Knowledge of SQL and relational databases (preferably PostgreSQL).
  • - Experience with AWS or another cloud service.
  • - A strong self-starter, operationally-focused; a problem-solver.
  • - Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

ClickUp was founded on a culture of hard work, consistent growth, and a desire to break norms. We’re a values-driven company and hire based on ambition, merit, and a willingness to do what it takes to succeed. We don’t care where you’re from, what you look like, or who you’re in a relationship with—we hire the best people for the job, and create an environment that supports employees on their journey to do the most exciting work of their lives! ClickUp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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  • You resonate with ClickUp’s core values
  • You want to make a big impact
  • You consider yourself GREAT
  • You value working hard and working smart
  • You enjoy solving inefficiencies and are self-motivated
  • You enjoy a fast paced, high growth environment
  • You appreciate urgency over perfection
  • You love ClickUp

About You

If you love what you do and wake up excited, you'll fit right in!

Benefits

Just some of what we provide.
  • Opportunity to earn equity in fast growing company
  • New MacBook Pro
  • Health insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Dental insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Opportunity for cash bonuses
  • Commuter benefits
  • Team lunches each week
  • Unlimited snacks & drinks in office
  • Continued learning (Access to tons of paid courses)
  • Unlimited kombucha and cold brew on tap
  • 401k with 100% employer match up to 2% of annual salary
process

Our six step process.

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🔍 Review
Applicants are reviewed to ensure a good fit.
02.
👋 Initial Interview
We want to get to know you better!
03.
📥 Mini Project
A project for the team you’re applying for is distributed.
04.
🤓 Final Interview
This interview is conducted with team leads.
05.
💰 Offer
A carefully tailored offer is sent to the candidate.
06.
🚀 Career Launch
Blast off into the future of productivity and unlimited possibility!
core values

Core values.

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The best customer experience, period. Fix problems and say yes.
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Normal ****ing Sucks.
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Progress towards perfection.
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Work hard and own it.
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Grow 1% every day.
06
Be direct.
07
Find joy, and have fun.
08
Random acts of kindness.
09
Urgent and optimistic.
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