Staff Backend Engineer

Staff Backend Engineer

United States

Technology Software




Tonal is looking for a passionate backend developer to work cross-functionally with product, engineering, and design, and play a critical role in building the platform that powers the worlds most intelligent personal trainer. You will be given the opportunity to solve challenging problems in the development of software for a unique consumer fitness product. You are entrepreneurial, thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment, and execute at an A-level. Like us, you value clean, fast, high-performing, and maintainable software.

What You Will Do

    • Own the development of major software projects for our backend services. These services drive everything in our platform from personalized workout recommendations to dynamic media generation and distribution, and analytics based on the largest and most advanced fitness data set in the world
    • Collaborate with our tightly integrated software, hardware and content teams to continually evolve a unique, consumer-oriented fitness product
    • Work closely with product team to clarify requirements and develop designs for new features
    • Implement, test, deploy and monitor software for our cloud-based backend microservices
    • Write and review clean, secure and testable code with a focus on maintainability, scalability and performance
    • Develop and support cloud-based big data pipelines
    • Use analytics to understand product behavior and motivate data-driven decisions
    • Mentor and share your broad knowledge with more junior engineers

Who You Are

    • A self-driven backend engineer, with experience owning software projects end-to-end and a desire to work in a fast-paced, iterative, and collaborative environment.
    • 5+ years of software development experience
    • Track record of solving problems end-to-end with little-to-no oversight
    • Extensive experience with distributed systems, microservices architecture, cloud platforms (AWS, Azure or GCP) and RESTful APIs
    • Expertise in server-side software development in Golang (or other languages, e.g. Rust, C++, C#, Java, Python)
    • Strong understanding of database design and modeling (e.g., PostgreSQL)
    • Excellent communicator with the ability to work collaboratively and cohesively in a cross-functional team
    • Experience with data-intensive applications, big data pipelines and analytics, having used tools such as Snowflake, DataBricks, Amplitude and Looker

Extra Credit

    • Experience with Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, ArgoCD
    • Experience with Postgres, Redis, Kafka, Airflow
    • Experience with Android development, Flutter, Kotlin
    • Experience with Swift/SwiftUIExperience working with remote teams
    • Experience integrating with Stripe, OneSignal
    • Interest in the fitness industry

The range of base salary for the position is between $133,000 – $199,000 USD plus equity and benefits. We take into consideration an individuals background, experience, and location in determining their salary. This role is also eligible for health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, flexible paid time off, parental leave, and other additional benefits.