Lead/Staff Engineer, Backend

Chennai, India

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»The role

You should apply if you have β€”

  1. 5 - 10 years of technical experience (you can count internships & freelance work towards this).
  2. Proficiency in Go; experience in Node.js will be nice to have.
  3. Experience working with SQL/NoSQL databases, message queues and distributed caches.
  4. Experience working with at least 1 major cloud provider like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  5. Experience working with Docker and at least 1 orchestration framework like K8s, Nomad, Mesos or ECS.
  6. Experience working with strong CI/CD-driven development & deployment workflows.
  7. A track record of writing accessible and detailed version-control commits, documentation and code reviews.
  8. A strong ability to write clean, scalable, self-documenting & highly-testable code.
  9. Very good problem-solving skills.
  10. Experience working with a fast-moving and multidisciplinary team.
  11. The desire or ability to help mentor and build a fantastic engineering team.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬The problems that you'll be solving

You'll be helping us with some of these challenges β€”

  1. How do we build cleanly-separated APIs for our myriad of internal services (including bookings, payments, location tracking, analytics, etc.)?
  2. How do we use all of the rich data we have to help improve operations efficiency?
  3. How do we design the platform for integrating with various third-party API providers as plugins?
  4. How do we build a strong testing-first delivery cycle so we can ship code with greater confidence?

πŸ˜‡ What we're like

We're problem-solvers at heart, and we value data-driven decision making. We believe in high-quality execution, crafting great user experiences, honest & transparent communication and enabling our people to thrive and be the best version of themselves.

The early engineering + product team includes folks from Lynk and Kilobyte, and we're hoping to build one of the best teams in the city; kind & compassionate, diverse and smart β€” one you can be proud for being a part of.

πŸ›  Stack

We're all generalists and prefer picking the right tool for the job. That said, we do use a lot of new & exciting technology.

Backend

  • Golang for most services and Node.js (Koa, Polka) for a few
  • gRPC for inter-service communication
  • PostgreSQL

Frontend

Infra

  • AWS (with extensive use of RDS, S3, ECS, SQS, SES & CloudWatch)
  • Gitlab for version-control and CI/CD
  • All apps built and shipped as Docker images
  • Kubernetes for container orchestration
  • Honeybadger for error analytics & uptime monitoring

About Wiz

Wiz is the fastest growing digital cross-border supply chain start-up in emerging markets. Wiz is using cutting-edge technology to solve hard problems in the USD 2 Trillion global supply chain space, helping businesses in emerging markets win globally with competitive cross-border logistics. The tech-led full-stack operations offer superior visibility, reliability and efficiency to all stakeholders involved in the cross-border supply chain. Demand/Supply forecasting, dynamic pricing, AI-driven rates/schedules parsing, IoT based visibility solutions, route/cargo optimization models, OCR based document processing are some of the areas where Wiz is applying deep technology solutions to create impact in an otherwise archaic low-tech industry. Wiz is deeply committed to making global logistics sustainable and will work at the intersection of themes including carbon offsetting, low-emission fuels, EV vehicles, etc.

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