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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Europe · United States · United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

About Firstbase

At Firstbase, we’re dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for employees and their families through remote and hybrid work models. We believe that the best jobs should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, prioritizing skills and achievements over physical location.

Despite the advantages, managing distributed teams—whether fully remote or hybrid—presents significant challenges. Many companies face difficulties with equipping, maintaining, and managing assets across various locations. These processes are often hindered by outdated tools that can be labor-intensive, costly, and time-consuming. We’re on a quest to streamline these challenges by enhancing the resources available to companies, ultimately making the management of remote and hybrid teams as straightforward as overseeing in-office staff.

Firstbase helps companies’ setup, manage, maintain, and retrieve all the physical equipment remote workers need to do great work at home.

Our Engineering Team

Firstbase was set up as a fully remote company from the start. We don’t have a physical office, and our small but mighty team is distributed across North America and Europe. We are makers at heart—whether it's coding, drafting product briefs, or designing, we’re committed to creating high-quality, delightful products. Our remote nature means we value clear, effective written communication for coordinating tasks and discussions across various platforms like Slack and Linear. Decision-making is swift; we aim to advance conversations and reach conclusions quickly.

We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about their work's impact, thrive in a collaborative remote environment, and are keen on solving problems end to end. If you're driven to produce exceptional work and keen to shape the future of remote work, Firstbase might be the perfect place for you.

Salary Range: 160K - 220K USD. (Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed)

Your Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Building delightful customer facing features in our platform.

  • Building internal tools to support our Operations and Finance teams.

  • Helping to scale our integrations with other HRIS, ITSM and MDM providers.

  • Helping to improve infrastructure performance and optimize architecture for scalability.

  • Improving observability, monitoring, and alerting systems, ensuring rapid response and minimal downtime in operational incidents.

Tech we Use:

  • Java, Kotlin, Postgres, and Redis

  • Internal GraphQL API and Public REST API

  • Hosted on AWS with Kubernetes

  • Gitlab, Slack, Notion, Retool


  • Challenging and highly impactful work.

  • Work-life balance.

  • Competitive salary and equity.

  • Full-remote, no commuting required.

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance coverage.

  • 401K with company match (for US employees only).

  • 3 months of paid parental leave.

  • Flexible vacation time off.

  • Choose your gear powered by Firstbase

We’re committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply regardless of your location, background, race, gender, sexual orientation or any other personally defining attribute. We encourage every person who is interested to apply. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply. Take the leap - you never know, you might just be the perfect person for one of our open roles, even if you don’t match 100% of the job description.