Senior Backend Engineer (Remote)

Preferable Location(s): Jakarta, Indonesia | Singapore, Singapore | Keralapuram, India | Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam | Bangkok, Thailand | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Work Type: Full Time

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you'll be expected to work directly on our product. We expect you to write well-architected, tested, secure and scalable code as part of a team of a few other engineers. You'll have a lot of autonomy over your own schedule and you'll work together with product managers, designers, and front-end engineers to solve common goals.

We value your skills and abilities more than your resume. Here's what we look for:


  • You have the raw intellectual horsepower and the ability to learn quickly
  • You have a strong background in computer science/math
  • You contribute to open source (share your GitHub)
  • You have experience working on apps that have supported 10,000+ concurrent users
  • You understand sound architecture principals
  • You can design and build scalable infrastructure

You'll be working with

  • Node.js, MongoDB
  • Redis, RabbitMQ, Elastic-search
  • Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Terraform
  • React, Keras, Tensor flow
  • Chromium/Webkit or Audio/Video codecs

Values that are important to us:

  • You're data-driven and customer-focused
  • You value fast & incremental engineering cycles
  • You maintain design excellence and minimize complexity
  • You measure your results & automate when possible
  • You get 10% better at something every week
  • You have an internal compass and take accountability & initiative


You should be a great communicator and culture maintainer:

  • Take a look at our culture document:
  • We value over-communication and candid feedback and want to build a no-bs, results-driven culture


  • Work remotely anywhere in your respective country
  • Direct Payment (no tax withheld)
  • Ability to move laterally within a team easily
  • Bounty Programs & Monetary Incentives
  • Quarterly bonus (For Engineering, Sales)
  • Annual reviews/potential appraisals
  • 14 days PTO + can take more time off as required (Flexible Leave Policy).
  • Competitive Salary
  • No boss culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Laptop reimbursement or BYOD policy
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Company Offsite/ Virtual Retreat

We believe that the best perks are giving employees a top-of-the-market salary and letting them choose how they want to spend it without restricting them. is building an AI Voice Assistant for the workplace. The platform automatically captures, transcribes, and generates meeting notes. The company is focused on building a searchable knowledge base that unlocks key insights buried inside voice conversations. In just the past year, Fireflies has taken notes for over 2 million people and is used by folks across 30,000+ companies. Fireflies were rated by Gartner as one of the top 25 startups to watch for in 2020. The company has raised $19 million from top-tier investors, including Canaan, Khosla Ventures, and angels from Slack, Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon, and Salesforce. They have a global team across 7 countries. has raised $19 million from top-tier investors including Khosla Ventures, Canaan, execs from Slack, Dropbox, Amazon & Salesforce.

You'll be working with Sam Udotong, CTO @ at Sam graduated from MIT in 2016 where he studied computer science and aerospace engineering. He and his co-founder Krish were [featured as the cover of Entrepreneur magazine in Sept 2020]

( He's been a [speaker at the MIT AI Conference 2020]( alongside industry leaders like Richard Socher and Sal Khan. He has guest lectured at Stanford for their intro to AI class. Sam is scrappy & committed - he and Krish bootstrapped the company for 3 years, eating Soylent and Domino's pizza almost every day. [Being Scrappy as an Entrepreneur (Product Demo)]( He rejected Harvard Business School to build Fireflies. Sam's goal is to build a multi-regional, boundary-less engineering team that has A+ productivity & communication such that when you go to sleep, you can hand off work and when you wake up, work has already moved forward. If we do these first principles well, we can theoretically build the best engineering organization in the world.

We want to transform how people communicate and work. Come work with us if you share the below values and want to work on hard engineering challenges that will actually make a difference in the lives of people.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly value diversity at our company because our team will be stronger with different perspectives and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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