Software Engineer, Back End at ModernLoop (W21)
ModernLoop helps teams automate and streamline recruiting operations
About ModernLoop

ModernLoop helps every company automate and streamline recruiting operations to deliver the best candidate experience. In 2022, the Department of Labor estimates there is a global talent shortage of 40 million workers, and that number is expected to grow to over 85 million by 2030. In order for companies to win the war for talent, they need to provide a best-in-class candidate experience to recruit top talent, and our product aims at doing just that!

Our founders Lydia Han (CEO) and Chris Triolo (CTO) both founded ModernLoop in December of 2020 after they saw the challenges recruiting teams had when it came to coordinating hundreds of interviews across various teams, all while making sure both hiring managers and candidates had the best experience possible. After spending 15+ combined years at companies like Facebook, Slack, Brex and Salesforce, they understood what it took to enable talent teams do their best work, and are building a product to scale alongside them as they grow.

We created ModernLoop to serve companies of all sizes in every industry to help Talent teams interview candidates quicker, easier, and enhance productivity of teams as they continue their search for top talent!

About the role

About Us

ModernLoop helps every company automate and streamline recruiting operations to deliver the best candidate experience. Lydia and Chris are ex-Facebook, Slack, Brex, and Salesforce employees with 15 years of combined experience interviewing and partnering with recruiting teams at various company sizes to hire top talent. ModernLoop aims to be the recruiting infrastructure that powers recruiting operations at every company.

What you will be doing:

As an early member of our team, you'll collaborate with our co-founders and the entire ModernLoop team to ideate, develop features, and create whole product areas. As we continue to build ModernLoop and rapidly grow our customer base, you'll be partnering with other engineers/customers to ensure we're building out systems that can scale. 

In this role, you will conceptualize, design, build and ship the backend services and infrastructure underpinning ModernLoop. You will be continuously learning new tech and skills, and this role would be best suited for somebody who thrives in this kind of environment!

  • You write understandable, testable code with an eye toward maintainability.
  • You can mentor others and break down large projects and drive architectural discussions.
  • Strong desire to learn about new technologies and systems
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Self-­awareness, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and empathy
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced startup environment

Our tech stack:

ModernLoop uses Java and Armeria microservice framework. Our infrastructure is built on AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes.

What you bring:

  • 2+ years of experience building backends for web applications
  • Experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g., Java, Go, Python, C, etc…
  • Experience with monitoring systems, release engineering, and core deployment
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with a bias for action
  • Self-­awareness, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and empathy
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals. 
  • Completed a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field OR have relevant training, fellowship, or work experience.

Bonus points:

  • Experience with Dev-ops, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with any of our integration partners: Google Workspace, Zoom, Slack, Greenhouse, Lever
  • The Git workflow, including pull requests, code reviews, and CI/CD systems

Salary Range, Additional Compensation, and Benefits

$130,000-165,000 + stock options

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote-First Company Culture
  • Work-From Home Stipend
  • Team Outings

Here at ModernLoop we value the unique ways in which individuals can contribute. We are an open and inclusive team of diverse backgrounds. If you have strengths and experiences that the job description doesn’t capture, we’d love to hear from you!


ModernLoop is using Java, React, Relay, GraphQL & Postgres. We’re making use of the latest and greatest SaaS services like Auth0, Hasura, and Netlify so that we can stay focused on our core product.

On the frontend, we’re looking for engineers to build easy-to-use flows for complicated concepts like Scheduling, Rescheduling, Interview Training, Interviewer Preferences and Candidate Availability.

On the backend, we’re looking for engineers to refine our scheduling algorithms, architect as system to tract customer facing metrics, and build integrations with all the tools our customers currently use to recruit the best talent.

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