Come work at Smarter Sorting!


About you

Our team supports a diverse product offering and requires more talent as more partners and customers are onboarded. This is where your development skills come into play. Features, enhancements and support requests will only continue to grow, that’s why Smarter Sorting is looking for a talented Back End Engineer to work toward owning highly visible customer-facing projects. This person will learn our full tech stack from backend to frontend and comfortably be able to integrate themselves into our development workflow. To be successful in this role, our Back End Engineer needs to be able to handle new feature requests, enhancements, technology improvements and support issues.

**This role requires the ability and interest to work in-office a couple times per week in either our Austin, TX or Boulder, CO office.**


What You'll Be Doing

  • Developing new features on integrated platforms (software running on managed hardware) for customer facing products
  • Owning feature maintenance, bug fixes, and internal tools for enabling support of customer facing products
  • Handling support requests requiring engineering intervention
  • Implementing transition to more scalable architecture
  • Owning technical relationship with offshore team
  • Working in cloud architectures, RESTful APIs, web applications and front end technologies


Your Experience + Skills

  • 3+ years of back end development experience
  • BS Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • Experience integrating web backend technologies with web frontend technologies
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Python, Postgres, Mongo
  • Experience with managing distributed Linux hardware a plus
  • Familiar with Docker/Kubernetes, AWS, and Google Cloud
  • Familiar with Agile Methodologies 


Your first month

  • Ramp up on all things Smarter Sorting and fully come up to speed on our tech stack
  • Support integrated platform products with bug fixes and minor feature development 
  • Begin to manage and review offshore team work


Your first 3 months

  • Own specific feature implementations across integrated platform products
  • Improve support tools based on the needs of the Support team and trending issues in integrated platform products
  • Provide direction and input on architecture of customer products for improvements, scaling and future growth


Your first 6 months

  • Own deployment processes for integrated platform products
  • Lead implementation of transitioning code into improved, scalable architecture 
  • Fully lead and manage all types of requests across customer facing products (new features, enhancements, bugs, support) with the ability to complete or delegate as appropriate
  • Become familiar with internal tooling and data pipeline


Your Benefits & Perks

Competitive Compensation Packages

401k Program with Annual Company Contribution 

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance 

Short-term Disability Insurance

Generous Parental Leave (Maternity & Paternity)

Flexible Paid Time Off

Job Related, Continuing Education Support

Annual All-Hands, Volunteering & Special Events 

Unlimited Snacks & Drinks (in office) 


Why Us?

You choose us not only because this is the role you’ve been waiting for, but also because we are a purpose-driven company committed to our mission. You’ll be joining a group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, recovering consultants and national account program managers whose passion for data-driven sustainability drives us. You choose us because our values resonate with you. At Smarter Sorting this means: We do what it takes. We begin from a position of curiosity. We are driven to become experts. We are real. We have grit. You share our belief that a healthy culture is key to the company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. 

Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!

At Smarter Sorting, we understand that a workforce that includes a robust mix of genders, ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds is more likely to reflect a variety of perspectives and thought patterns - leading to more innovation, brainstorming, problem-solving and strategizing. That is why we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


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