Backend Engineer (Node.js)

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Join us on our journey in building a web scraping and automation platform to help the world’s biggest companies and upcoming startups leverage the web’s full potential. Each month, we save people tons of hours of manual work by turning more than a billion web pages into data and automating over 15 million tasks on the web

As our company and team grow, so does the load on our infrastructure. We are looking for talented Backend Engineers to help us with our core web scraping and automation infrastructure built on AWS. You’ll work in a small cross-functional team with other experienced hackers. You will be creating new features and also solving complex scalability challenges.

Apify is built by more than just developers – we all believe in our great project and work together to make a product that is transforming the world of the web as you’re reading this sentence. We open-source: find us on GitHub (PRs are welcome )

Our tech stack:

  • Frontend: React.js, styled-components, Storybook, Cypress
  • Backend: TypeScript/Node.js, Next.js, Express.js, Meteor.js, Jest
  • Infra: AWS, Kubernetes, Helm, MongoDB, Redis, DynamoDB, S3, …
  • Monitoring: New Relic, LogDNA, Sentry, PagerDuty
  • Tools: GitHub, ZenHub, Notion, GSuite
  • Process: two-week sprints, code reviews, tests, automating whatever we can, deploying multiple times per day

You’ll be a perfect match  if you have:

  • Experience building backend systems and APIs
  • Great skills at developing and debugging in JavaScript/Node.js, or have this skill in some other programming language and are able to learn JavaScript quickly
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Experience with AWS, other public clouds, and any technology mentioned above is a plus
  • Experiment-driven and collaborative mindset
  • Good communication skills in English

Why would you like to work for Apify?

  • Space, support, and autonomy for personal growth, direct impact on our success
  • Full-time job with the option to either work remotely or from our office located in the of Prague, Czech Republic (see Lucerna Palace)
  • Flexible working hours (perfect if you’re a night owl )
  • Nobody counts holidays, as long as the work gets done
  • Above-market compensation, stock options available, pet-friendly office
  • Epic team-buildings and offsites including biking, canoeing, sailing, snow-kiting together in Norway, and other regular pastimes
  • Solid education and training budget, conference tickets, internal “Lunch & Learn” sessions, and the possibility to work across teams
  • Generous HW budget
  • Free lunches every day
  • Unlimited supply of and
  • Ping-pong, foosball league after lunch, Rekola benefits, Multisport card, Paternoster rides every day, and a David Černy sculpture downstairs

Hiring process:

Intro call → Home assignment → Interview  → Meeting with the team → Offer

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