Senior/Staff Backend Engineer

  • Anywhere

About Air

Air is a Creative Ops System for Marketers. Our product automates the mindless tasks that marketers do every day to manage content and unlocks creativity through image recognition, automated versioning, and approval workflows. We launched in March 2021 and have raised $34M+ from world-class venture capital groups including Tiger Global, Headline Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, WndrCo, and Slack Ventures.

The Role

We’re seeking an experienced Backend Engineer to join our team.

You will be joining a motivated and enthusiastic team that is focused on disrupting this landscape. This position works closely with our CTO and senior engineering team to execute on our technical roadmap. You’ll be expected to hit the ground running, working hands-on with our backend codebase and desktop sync engine, which runs on thousands of client machines. You will build features, review code, write tests, maintain infrastructure, and help define a long-term architectural vision to keep us focused during rapid growth.

In this position, you will:

  • Contribute to and evolve a scalable and reliable distributed web application
  • Implement efficient data storage and retrieval strategies
  • Design solutions with high availability and fault tolerance in mind
  • Strive for quality and efficiency in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company
  • Identify bottlenecks and proposal solutions that can drive the company forward


  • 10+ years of backend experience working on large-scale distributed web applications
  • Capable of working on a stateful and event-driven client-side application
  • Understands the nuances of API design with an API-first mindset.
  • Contextual insight around shifting QA and Security to the left
  • Comfortable with event-driven and service-oriented architectures
  • Experience driving complex architectural transformation from start to finish
  • Deep understanding of cloud-based services from AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Experience leading projects while balancing both business and technical constraints
  • Experience with Node.js and Typescript


Our company culture was built around a tireless pursuit to be the best at what we do. We’re entrepreneurial and focused: tackling problems head-on without ego. We communicate with empathy. We speak directly, listen thoughtfully, and ask questions. We previously worked out of a cozy warehouse in Brooklyn, but are currently distributed around the globe. This is a remote role.

Air contributes 90% to medical, dental, and vision insurance and 75% to dependent coverage. Employees also have life insurance, disability insurance, and membership to One Medical. We offer a generous work from home stipend, professional development reimbursement, and unlimited vacation days. Although we are still early stage, we are always seeking ways to invest in the long-term health, wellness, and continued education of our employees.

At Air, we believe that it takes a diversity of thought, culture, race, sexual orientation, and outlook to build a world-class business. We value unique contributions and welcome people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to join us at Air.

Salary if US-based: $163k-$242k