Backend Architect (PHP)

03/11/22 8000 – 10000 USD/MONTH Remote
 About Us:


Consensus is a top place to work due to the incredible culture our employees have created. We strive to provide an opportunity to work with a great team with a compelling product with the objective that adding value in your work life fuels the rest of your life.

We know that a winning company is built on the efforts of its people, and that’s an environment we foster at Consensus. We encourage every employee to bring their authentic self to work and take ownership of their position and their career. We strive to give our employees everything they need to make meaningful contributions to the overall success of our company.

We’re looking for go-getters that are excited to thrive in a company going through an exciting growth phase! We are a fast-growing SaaS company based in the United States.

Consensus automatically personalizes the experience and tracks engagement as the prospect shares the demo with other stakeholders in the buying group, bringing the entire buying group to live demos better educated and ready to talk specifics. This not only reduces unqualified demos to near zero and can double the presales team’s productivity, it also removes the “demo lag time” for prospects and shortens the sales cycle by as much as 68%.

Our Values:

Our values are extremely important to us and we hope that they mean something to you too. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We hope you can help us continue to grow without having to be perfect, but willing to put your name on something knowing it is a “version one”. Everyone here takes total ownership and accountability because owning our outcomes means making a real contribution. We also believe in a “no peacemongering” principle. We understand our path to success is hard and we don’t hesitate to ask hard things from our peers. We are respectfully confrontational to one another and ask direct questions to hold each other accountable.

About the Role:

If you are a top-notch software engineer that loves solving tough technical problems while working with passionate, driven people, then this position might be a good fit for you! This position will be responsible for helping Consensus meet aggressive scale and platform growth challenges. You will use some of the best technologies available and will have an opportunity to shape the architectural future of a fast-growing, industry-leading company.

What You’ll Do:
  • Apply your enterprise programming skills to build high quality, well-tested, scalable, and
    powerful back end services, database interactions, and analytics.
  • Work with product managers to flush out requirements and create balanced delivery
  • Collaborate with team leads to set best practices and overall system architecture.
  • Interact with front-end engineers to help design API contracts to support user workflows.
  • Evaluate existing architecture and help build a technical roadmap based on a pragmatic balance between adding new features needed by the business and evolving our architecture in a positive way.
  • Monitor system growth with DevOps and use that information to appropriately influence our technical roadmap.
  • Improve the system through better alerting, monitoring, and logging.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers in best practices and established patterns.
  • Debug production systems as needed.
  • Avoid and remove the accrual of technical debt in our systems.

What We’re Looking For:
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Expert level understanding of either PHP, Java, Golang or other enterprise-level back-end language.
  • Solid understanding of front-end technologies such as JavaScript and React.
  • Mastery-level understanding of REST and API development with strong skills in building good APIs.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies such as AWS.
  • Understanding of a variety of database solutions including relational, graph, and nosql.
  • Firm grasp of solid architectural principles for back-end applications.
  • Experience with Kafka strongly preferred.
  • Experience with docker, kubernetes, or other container-based technologies.
  • Good understanding of Git and pull request workflows including continuous integration.
  • Strong skills in the terminal for Unix or linux-based operating systems including script
    writing and command-line tools.
  • Solid understanding and practical experience applying the agile methodology to projects.
  • Strong debugging skills and the ability to detect and make performance improvements.
  • Pragmatic approach to feature development, architectural improvement, and system evolution.
  • Quality-minded with the ability to elevate others in areas like effective boundary condition testing and test-driven development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong work ethic, and commitment to holding yourself and your team accountable.

At Consensus, You’ll Get:
  • Generous employer contribution towards health insurance with multiple plans to choose from (dental and vision coverage is available as well)
  • HSA/FSA programs available to maximize your tax savings
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) with company matching contributions
  • Paid parental leave to prioritize your family
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible/Remote work environment
  • Company provided best-in-class WFH setup
  • Professional Development program
  • 2 days off each year to volunteer at a charity of your choice
  • Birthdays off
  • Every third Friday of the month off



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