Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Latch is seeking a Backend Engineer to join a stellar team responsible for building the backbone of our smart access system. You will design highly reliable systems within our distributed environment, maintain and refine the backend systems that power our platform, and continuously improve our engineering practices. You will work within cross-functional feature teams and collaborate closely with mobile engineers, firmware engineers, product managers, and operations. 

Smart access isn't about locking doors, it's about opening up new possibilities. Latch is the world's first fully integrated hardware and software system dedicated to bringing seamless access to every door in a modern building. We're looking for the curious and the creative to join our team and help us continue to change the way we access our most valued spaces. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to conceive and build new features
  • Develop and deploy Java services to support rapidly growing functionality and usage
  • Architect scalable and reliable infrastructure in the cloud
  • Help improve the code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule
  • Work with client-facing teams to debug production issues quickly and effectively

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited university
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proficiency with Java, experience with Play Framework preferred
  • Experience with at least one cloud provider, AWS preferred
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

Founded in 2014, Latch is a venture-backed, high-growth organization that's on a mission to change the way people open, manage, and share their spaces. Today, 1 in 10 new developments in the U.S. depend on our full-building smart access solution to meet the needs of residents and property managers.

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment. We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

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Location

We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

What are Latch Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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