Senior Back-end Engineer in Pulsar

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We are a team of Stanford engineers, computer scientists, and manufacturing experts looking to disrupt the multi-trillion manufacturing industry. Our product combines sensor technology with machine learning to monitor industrial processes in real-time and help factories operate more efficiently. This fully automated system enables industrial monitoring at a fraction of the cost and implementation time of other solutions. Our passionate team is driven by the desire to dramatically modernize the manufacturing industry ✨

Pulsar is a Stanford Tomkat Center spin-off and is backed by top venture capital funds and angel investors.

Pulsar <> Stanford Tomkat Center for Sustainable Energy 🌿

Pulsar <> Bloomberg Seed Round Announcement 🚀

Job functions

We are looking for an experienced Node.JS Backend developer to join our team full-time. You will work closely with Pulsar founders and some of the best full-stack and machine learning engineers to build new features for our core product (SaaS web application). The job involves interesting design challenges including large-scale data streaming, real-time analytics, and ML data pipelines.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in taking a leading role in a fast-growing startup and helping us grow our engineering team as we scale. You will be part of an elite, tight-knit, and high-energy team that is obsessed with building great products and even more obsessed with building a great company and culture.

Qualifications and requirements

  • 6+ years of backend software engineering experience
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience building, testing and deploying APIs using Node.js
  • Strong knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases
  • Proficient in one or more object-oriented programming languages (Typescript, Go, Java, Python)
  • Experience building/maintaining large backend codebases while maintaining extensibility
  • Systems design experience and prior exposure to the AWS cloud provider
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable skills

  • Previous experience working with Microservices and/or Serverless applications
  • AWS Architect Certificates or experience using AWS cloud services
  • Experience integrating 3rd party services and creating public (REST, gRPC, GraphQL) APIs
  • Strong history writing unit and integration tests
  • Demonstrated experience of shipping high-quality product features on schedule
  • Seasoned in building, maintaining, and troubleshooting CI/Deployment pipelines
  • Exposure to large-scale, distributed systems development (Kafka, Cassandra and/or Spark)
  • Experience building software products at an early-stage fast-growing startup


Apart from embarking on an exciting journey to disrupt the traditional manufacturing industry with tech and data-oriented solutions, we offer a very attractive compensation package of salary + stock options, health benefits, paid vacations and flexible working hours. Although we are still early stage, we are always seeking ways to invest in the long-term health, wellness, and continued education of our employees. Also, you can work fully remotely!

Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Equity offered This position includes equity compensation (in the form of stock options or another mechanism).
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation over legal Pulsar gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

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