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Backend Engineer/Developer

Torrance, California
8 Sep 2022

simplehuman is seeking a Backend Engineer/Developer to be responsible for the development and implementation of various products and platforms such as IoT, cloud backend, ecommerce (Shopify). The ideal candidate must have experience with serverless cloud (mainly AWS) and app architecture and implementations for IoT and ecommerce products from scratch. The ideal candidate should have hands on experience including Server/Database configurations and maintenance, API development, Responsive Design, Micro Services, and Middleware integrations. As we continue to expand into more technology-enabled products, the Backend engineer will play a crucial role in designing our award-winning consumer products that make life more efficient at home. This is a full-time position in our Torrance, CA office with some opportunity for hybrid working. This is NOT a remote position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Architect, develop and deploy the cloud hosted applications for new products, smart phone apps, and ecommerce platforms.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement and modify the features.
  • (Bonus) Android/iOS app development
  • (Bonus) Experience with IoT devices


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

4+ years of experience with the API backend development.

Must have experience with developing applications from ground and deploying using serverless architecture on AWS.


  • JavaScript (Angular, Node.js, React)
  • HTML
  • (Bonus) Python

Cloud Platforms:

  • AWS
  • (Bonus) Azure


  • GitHub
  • (Bonus) CI/CD Tools
  • (Bonus) Google Analytics


We create tools for efficient living. Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline simple tasks - ones that are so basic that we take them for granted. We make gorgeous trash cans that respond to voice commands, mirrors that speak with Alexa, and soap pumps that dispense with a wave of the hand. At simplehuman, we value ingenuity, precise communications, fast iteration and scrappiness. We're laid-back, but work hard. And we only build products we love to use ourselves.

  • Tight-knit team with work hard, play hard tradition - we take pride in individual and team success and push boundaries to make the best products.
  • Cool office with full-court gym + fitness activities/classes (basketball, yoga, volleyball, badminton, krav maga, more) + weight room
  • Free Wednesday lunch + birthday celebrations + holiday parties/trips + juice club
  • Great benefits + Competitive compensation
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  • Job Reference: 706731887-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: simplehuman
  • Location: Torrance, California
  • Salary: On Application