Senior Backend Platform Developer for exciting SaaS Startup

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illumy is looking for a Senior Backend Platform Developer to join our experienced SaaS communications team. We are looking for candidates in the United States that have experience with cloud-based software development, are adept at planning and development of platform architectures, development of back-end microservices, experience with messaging systems and services, and related technologies. We are looking for candidates in the U.S. only that are effective at working remotely and as a part-time contributor (and potentially growing to full-time). If you’re in a full-time job, but have some extra time after hours to help with an exciting garage-band startup, we’d love to chat!

About illumy:
We are building a communications “super app” that combines email, messaging, group chat, voice, video, and phone into a single seamless cloud-based experience on any device. No more jumping between different applications, accounts, and user interfaces. illumy is fast, fun, modern, private, and secure. Enter the new world of hyper-communications!

Our team and location:
illumy is a startup headquartered in Silicon Valley and made up of team members from leading companies such as RingCentral, Zoom, Amazon AWS, Cisco, Intel, and Comodo. Our team members are located across many U.S. time zones and work remotely while collaborating through illumy.

You may be a good fit for this role if you:
-Have experience designing, building, testing, and maintaining backend systems.
-Have expert knowledge of the Java and/or Kotlin programming languages.
-Have experience with GraphQL, RabbitMQ, Spring Boot, and related technologies.
-Have experience with databases including MySQL, Cassandra, and Redis.
-Have experience with Neo4j or similar graph databases.
-Have experience developing microservices on Kubernetes.
-Are ready to work with remote teams (in the U.S. and abroad).
-Have a degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience.
-Have great interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.
-Speak fluent English.
-A positive startup warrior attitude and a great team player!

Bonus points if you:
-Have experience with Agile process management using Scrum and Jira Cloud.
-Have experience with application security best practices.
-Understand of high availability systems.

Please visit our website at to learn more about what we're up to and the communications revolution we are bringing to market! We look forward to meeting you!

Note1: We video interview each person to meet you fully. If you are camera shy and are unwilling to participate in a video interview, please do not apply.
Note2: We are only interested in U.S. candidates, so please do not apply if you are outside of the U.S. (we have means to confirm this).
Note3: We like to see LinkedIn profiles ahead of an interview to see your prior work history with possible recommendations.
Note4: We are not looking to work with agencies or outsourced providers at this time.
  • Less than 30 hrs/week
  • 6+ months
  • Expert
    Experience Level
  • Remote Job
  • Complex project
    Project Type

Skills and Expertise

Back-End Programming Languages
Kotlin Java GraphQL
Apache Cassandra MySQL
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Back-End Development Skills
Spring Boot Kubernetes
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About the client

Member since Jan 28, 2023
  • United States
    San Ramon 10:12 pm
  • 1 job posted
    100% hire rate, 6 open jobs
  • Mid-sized company (10-99 people)
  • Member since Jan 28, 2023

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