Senior Backend Engineer at Motion (W20)
$150k - $225k  •  0.25% - 0.50%
All-in-one time management platform
San Francisco/Remote / Remote
6+ years
About Motion

Motion (YC W20) is an all-in-one time manager that brings the benefits of a human assistant to everyone. Thousands of top-performing CEOs and professionals use Motion’s task management and calendar system to get 25% more done each day. Motion will become the generational company that changes how we manage our most precious resource - time.

We're growing extremely fast (monthly revenue 25x'ed in 2021) and have thousands of paying customers from companies like AirBnB, Shopify, Brex, Slack, OnDeck and many more. We are a post Series A company that has raised millions of dollars in venture funding. Some of our angel investors include Michael Seibel (Co-Founder of Twitch, CEO of YC), Sander Daniels (Co-founder of Thumbtack), and Patrick Lee (Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes). Motion's founders have worked at Facebook, WhatsApp, Optimizely, Citadel, and more.

You’ll work directly with the founders to shape the foundations of a promising startup, and eventually lead large parts of engineering at Motion. As one of Motion’s earliest employees, you can be involved with other aspects of startups that may interest you, including: generating product ideas, talking to users, growth hacking, experimentation, marketing.

Motion offers a competitive salary and equity compensation, medical, dental, and vision health insurance


About the role

Ideal candidate:

  • 6+ years of software development experience

  • Proficiency in Node.js, React, Google Cloud Platform

  • Expertise in distributed systems

  • Experience in CI/CD, site reliability

  • Have worked on a code base at scale


  • Own architectural decisions and the technical build-out as we scale
  • Own large parts of Motion’s backend services: improve Motion's time management algorithms, manage high web hook traffic, build on top of 3rd party calendar APIs, improve test and deployment process
  • Improve engineering processes, tooling, standards

Our company culture, or why you may or may not be excited about joining us:

Motion Company Culture


Our frontend is written in React. Our backend is NodeJS on Google Cloud Platform. Engineering problems we're solving: automatic scheduling & time management algorithms, managing high web hook traffic, building features on top of 3rd party calendar APIs

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