Software Engineer - Backend (remote)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022
About Silo
Help us rebuild the oldest system in the world - the agricultural supply chain. Silo’s vision is to perfect supply chains for a sustainable future. We build technology solutions which bring efficiency and transparency to the agricultural supply chain, and help our customers achieve their goals. Our modern ERP & Capital Solutions dramatically increase profit, improve product freshness, and reduce food waste for farmers, wholesalers, distributors, and buyers.
We are a highly motivated, curious, and bold team of engineers, designers, business and agricultural specialists taking on the challenge of transforming a centuries old industry. We are looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to work cross functionally to realize Silo’s enormous potential.
Silo receives funding from preeminent investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Haystack, KDT, and Garry Tan. Silo is headquartered in San Francisco with distributed teams located across the United States and internationally.
Why Silo
At Silo, we're not just developing technology; we're tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time—food waste and its environmental impact. With 40% of produce in this country going to waste, contributing significantly to carbon emissions and resource depletion, our mission is critical. By joining Silo, you're becoming part of a solution that truly makes a difference. We're leveraging our recent funding surge highlighted here to drive innovation and efficiency in the agricultural supply chain. Our team is on a mission to significantly reduce food waste, and every line of code you write will contribute to a more sustainable future. This is more than a job; it's an opportunity to make a real, tangible impact on our planet.

What you'll do:

  • Engage in our mission-oriented pod structure, taking ownership of product lines and contributing to a collaborative team dynamic.
  • Partner with product designers and frontend engineers, playing a crucial role in developing backend solutions that support and enhance our user experience.
  • Utilize Go, Postgres, and AWS to build and maintain the backbone of our platform.
  • Design and implement APIs, collaborating with frontend teams to ensure seamless integration.
  • Manage project deliverables and timelines, upholding our standards for quality and performance.

What We Look For:

  • At least 5 years of experience in software development with a focus on high-availability systems.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design.
  • Experience with Postgres and other major database solutions.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, evidenced by personal projects or startup experience.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • Located in North America, ready to collaborate with a distributed team.

Bonus points for:

  • Prior experience with Go, especially at scale. While not a requirement, this expertise is highly valued as we scale our solutions.
  • Experience in REST- or GraphQL-based API design.
  • Familiarity with SQL, Postgres DB performance optimization.
  • A keen sense for good product design.

Why This Role Matters:

  • You’ll contribute directly to optimizing global supply chains, impacting areas like food waste reduction.
  • Be part of a focused team that values clear goals and direct communication.
  • Grow professionally in an environment that supports learning and collaboration.
  • Join a culture where your input is valued and can drive real change.

Work Environment:

  • This is a remote position for candidates based in North America, with offices in San Francisco and New York City.
Benefits & Perks
In addition to a competitive salary and equity, Silo offers comprehensive company sponsored health insurance, wellness, internet, cell phone and meal stipends, flexible time away, 401(k), and a substantial paid parental leave policy. We respect a healthy work-life balance and want to make sure you get the time you need. Our flexible schedules and time-off policies mean you can tailor when you work to your needs.
How to Apply
We are committed to building a diverse team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and encourage anyone to apply, even if you don’t fit all the requirements, you never know!