The Atlas: Lead Backend Engineer

Airseed San Francisco, CA
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Job Description


"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
- Ayn Rand, Philosopher

Who We Are

Airseed is a developer platform that powers: (1) single sign-on authentication, (2) rich consumer data, and (3) interactive analytics. We make it incredibly easy for web / mobile app developers & Fortune 500 companies, to authenticate their users while getting incredibly rich intelligence, all within minutes of onboarding.

Airseed is based in San Francisco, CA. Our backers include Google Ventures and top Silicon Valley angel investors.


  • Ruby (Rails) / Python
  • MySQL / NoSQL
  • Distributed Systems


  • Information Security
  • DevOps


  • Experience with core technologies like Ruby, Rails, Redis, MySQL, Neo4j, and ElasticSearch
  • Experience with solving complex problems on distributed systems and managing infrastructure
  • Design and implement scalable infrastructure solutions including caching, queuing, devops, and parallel processing in order to manage data at scale
  • Passion to manage messy, unstructured data in order to build a consumer intelligence platform for developers and brands


  • Comfortable in multiple languages, frameworks, APIs, and environments
  • Passion -- coupled with neurosis -- for security, and a practical and balanced approach to security issues
  • Fanatical (or aspiring) contributor to the open-source community
  • Exemplify the Airseed Core Values (
  • Exceptional when it comes to dealing with chaos
  • Desire to build a standalone, platform-based company (e.g. Twilio, Stripe, Parse) that people and businesses alike depend on; Airseed is not intended to be a quick flip...we’re building a $1 billion dollar company
  • Experience: 3-10 years (experience is not as important as hustle and ability to learn quickly)
  • Currently live in SF/Bay Area (or planning to move to SF)


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