Open Positions/Backend Engineer

Redwood City, California, United States, Remote

Backend Engineer

About Us

Airkit began in 2017 when co-founders Adam Evans and Stephen Ehikian wanted to enable leading brands to connect with their customers in a new, digital way.  As consumers of many products, they couldn’t understand why, in the age of big data, AI, cloud computing, and connected products, their interactions with companies were so impersonal, reactive, and time-consuming.   

The Airkit team previously founded and built RelateIQ (sold to Salesforce in 2014). We witnessed first hand how every aspect of the relationship between companies and their customers was changing. Everyone and everything is now connected, and customer expectations are rapidly increasing. 

Headquartered in R, CA, the company launched publicly in October 2020.  Since then, we have seen the rapid adoption & expansion of our product within leading Fortune 500 brands and hyper-growth businesses, world-wide.    

Position Summary / Core Responsibilities 

As to be expected in a fast moving start-up, the scope of this position will evolve continuously. Comfort with ambiguity is required. 

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in software development 
  • Consistent track record of designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, and improving software
  • Comfort leading individual project priorities, deadlines and results
  • Consistent track record of execution and delivery; ability to get stuff done 
  • Development process flexibility; ability to build software in fast iterative cycles 
  • Demonstrated passion for coding and problem solving, either within a startup environment and/or side projects in an academic environment
  • Strength in collaborating multi-functionally across engineering, design, and product


  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience. 
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages. 
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: Unix/Linux environments, distributed and parallel systems, networking, developing large software systems, and/or security software development. 
  • A working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Bonus points for Kotlin, Java, JVM, Node and Docker

Tech Stack

  • Backend: Kotlin, Flyway, jOOQ, Gradle, Node 
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, Lambda, Kubernetes, Vault, Consul, Terraform, Spinnaker 
  • Front End: Typescript, React, Redux

Benefits & Perks

At Airkit, we want our teammates to feel cared for, wherever they are in life. Our benefits package includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Flexible Spending Stipend for productivity, health & wellness
  • Monthly Team Events & quarterly Hackdays
  • Option to work from our California office or remotely


At Airkit, we are thoughtful about compensation and take into consideration a variety of factors which may influence salary such as experience, skills, geography and alignment with our values.

If you live in Colorado, the minimum salary for a Back End Engineer is $117,000/year. Additionally, every employee at Airkit is an owner and we offer a meaningful equity share for all our teammates.

Learn more about Airkit benefits here.

Not everyone will match the above qualifications 100%. If your experiences don’t perfectly align, but you think you’d be a great addition to our team, we’d still love to hear from you.

Airkit is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.