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Backend Engineer, Growth

San Diego or Remote
< See all openings ClickUp is growing our Product Growth team and we're looking for incredible Backend Engineers who want a large scope of ownership within our rapidly growing company.

ClickUp is the fastest growing productivity platform, growing to 200,000+ teams and a $1 billion valuation in under 3 years.

We're looking for engineers who have a growth mindset, love to learn, and are pumped to build features that have a direct impact on our top-level company metrics.

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.

The ideal candidate would also have experience with queuing services, in-memory data stores, WebSocket management, monitoring and alerts, and continuous integration techniques. We like to assign you tasks and give you the freedom to work hard and fast, while also keeping the app highly performant.

We’re scaling quickly, and 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. Join us in our mission of saving people time as we move towards ClickUp truly becoming one app to replace them all!
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.
  • - Build systems that enable rapid iteration and experimentation.
  • - 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.
  • - 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.
  • - Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • - Product sense or curiosity about product and business value.
  • - Strong intuition for when to hack vs build for maintainability.
  • - A strong self-starter, who likes solving problems and getting things done.
  • - Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

You should consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. Many studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the qualifications.

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 don’t communicate in legal-speak
  • You’re authoritative in meetings

About You

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


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

Our six step process.

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