Butlr is striving to make interior environments more people-aware. We have developed a breakthrough people sensing product and platform that uses wireless, thermal sensors to detect human presence and activity. Our product quickly and affordably understands the usage of space, and preserves the anonymity of human identity. Our product is incapable of capturing personally identifiable information.

Through the combination of privacy, ease of installation, time to value, and the lowest cost of ownership on market, our product is used by our customers and partners to provide spatial intelligence data and insights to make data-driven decisions in real estate. Added benefits include a reduction in wasted space, building-use efficiency, and a better employee experience. Senior living and healthcare settings are using our product to increase wellness and the standard of care.

About the Job:

We are hiring an experienced Senior Backend Software Engineer who will have a direct, measurable impact on customer and operational metrics. You will drive the effectiveness of our backend’s scalability and resilience while enabling quick turnaround of innovative, exploratory data enrichment algorithms.

Our sensor suite generates near-realtime data across thousands of sensors. This data needs to be managed effectively to run inference algorithms, parse and filter across various attributes, egress to customers and dashboards, and alert customers when anomalies are occurring. Our team is also responsible for API’s to set up and build spatial data models and their relation to our hardware. Your role is to simplify complex use cases into a manageable and scalable software architecture that can grow into our expanding customer base. You will report directly to our Head of Software Engineering.


  • Handle architecture design and implementation for our scaling challenges as well as new features.
  • Scale our data pipeline system, focusing on the architecture of our cloud services. Focus on designing, generalizing, and scaling our data enrichment pipeline, and enabling new enrichment algorithms to be created and launched in A/B testing scenarios.
  • Overhaul our backend microservice messaging layer and directly impact our hardware installation process.


  • You are a strong backend engineer with 5+ years of experience in architectural design and implementation for large data systems.
  • You have a proficiency in at least one object-oriented language, preferably C++, Java and/or GO
  • You have expertise in at least one scripting/functional language, preferably Python, Bash and/or C
  • 1-2 years of experience with CI/CD, A/B Testing
  • Experience in container based architectures, including Kubernetes, ECS, Docker
  • Experience in microservice messaging, including Kafka, MQTT, Kinesis, SNS
  • You have experience mentoring junior developers into great team players
  • Strong project leadership and task management expertise.


  • World class team with low ego
  • Founders won Forbes 30 Under 30 distinction in 2021
  • A work environment that is flexible
  • Supportive investors such as Founder Collective, Hyperplane, E14 Fund and 500 Startups, including amazing angel investors such as the founders of Whoop, Simplisafe, and the Chief Product Officer at Adobe.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Why working at Butlr is great!

We are building a culture that puts people first! We’re a team of engaging, motivated, and intelligent problem-solvers who are committed to making an impact. We believe in fostering a culture of healthy work-life balance, and we encourage an inviting, collaborative, fun work environment.

Butlr is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage and embrace applicants of all backgrounds to apply!


Butlr provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Butlr will comply with federal and state mandates regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. We will require employees coming on-site to be vaccinated or in compliance with weekly testing requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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