Senior Backend Software Engineer (NodeJS / AWS)

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #901

Senior Backend Software Engineer (NodeJS / AWS)
The primary focus of this role is to design, build, maintain, and expand our backend platform and data science capabilities. 


  • 8+ years software development experience.
  • Experience with server-side Node.js using frameworks such as Express, Koa
  • Experience with Cloud (Azure or AWS) and serverless computing (Lambda)
  • Experience with Responsive Web Design and Development.
  • Experience troubleshooting and debugging applications.
  • Creative problem-solving including gathering and analyzing data.
  • Experience with Microservices Architecture including Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, AWS Container Services).
  • Experience with data storage, NoSQL Databases (Redis, DynamoDB, Cassandra, MongoDB).
  • Strong understanding of unit testing, integration testing, load testing and related tools (e.g., Jest, Junit, Artillery, JMeter, etc.).
  • Experience in full life cycle system development including design, building, testing, deployment, upgrade, and support.


  • Node.js and TypeScript
  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud platforms
  • GraphQL
  • Design and build scalable micro-services
  • Integrate with third-party APIs and services

Be an active participant in the day-to-day Scrum activities of the team including sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.

  • Review and evaluate business requirements in the form of user stories. Lead the work breakdown and estimation of tasks based on requirements. Provide alternative solutions and negotiate with Product Management.
  • Own small to mid-sized engineering projects or product areas.
  • Lead technical projects; capable of defining and overseeing a technical project.
  • Develop high-quality code; contribute to development standards by setting new patterns and best practices. Create architecture and design documentation.
  • Review the work of teammates to ensure quality and adherence to system architecture and best practices; identify where new designs will require architectural changes.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve customer/QA found issues in a timely manner.
  • Support and contribute to the development build, deployment, and monitoring processes with an emphasis on security, performance and scalability.
  • Design reusable components by utilizing standard frameworks. Experiment with new technologies that can enhance our tech stack.
  • Participate in build vs. buy analysis and complex decision making.
  • Conduct regular, self-guided study to stay current on new and existing technologies. Watch emerging technologies and practices and evaluate them for suitability at Promethean.
  • Work cross-functionally with Product Management and User Experience.


  • Knowledge or experience working with AWS IoT
  • Knowledge of Lucene (SOLR, Elasticsearch)
  • Experience working asynchronously with offshore teams
  • Knowledgeable about performance tuning, scalability, security, and reliability concepts.
  • Experience with Android architecture a plus


    1. degree in computer science, software engineering, or related field/experience.
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