Senior Backend Engineer

Job description

Posted on: 
September 21, 2021

Signos is on a mission to tackle the obesity epidemic via healthy habits, metabolic signals, and AI. Using a continuous glucose monitor, Signos is powering data-driven weight loss by translating an individual’s metabolic signals into timely recommendations for eating, exercise, and better health. With over 75% of the American population overweight or obese, Signos provides a new way for people to act on their body’s unique response to what they eat. By making micro changes to people’s everyday routines, we can improve health and kickstart weight loss. The executive team is led by two successful repeat entrepreneurs, an excellent technical leader, a data scientist who wrote an NYT bestseller on consumer behavior, and a Stanford Medical School professor, and they’re just getting started.


  • Develop backend microservices and infrastructure to expand our recommendation engines
  • Build new services to meet critical product and business needs
  • Optimize the performance of our indexing, processing, and query pipelines
  • Articulate a long term vision for maintaining and scaling our backend systems and the teams running them

Job requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in software engineering role
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field
  • Proficiency in Python, data structures, and algorithms
  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems
  • Familiarity with MongoDB, Cassandra, Spark, Redis, Elasticsearch, AWS ecosystem
  • Familiarity with asynchronous APIs like FastAPI is a plus
  • Familiarity with containerization, MLOps, and DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable, humble, and interested in pushing the boundaries of what's possible


  • Competitive salaries, fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fully covered access to the Signos system including CGM and app access
  • MacBook Pro
  • Equity participation
  • A flexible vacation policy

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Signos is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender orientation or expression, marital status or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic under applicable federal or state law.

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