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Backend Engineer

San Francisco or Remote

About Hex

Hex is building a modern data analysis platform to empower data teams to have outsized impact within their organizations. With Hex, users can easily connect to data, build and collaborate on analyses, and turn their work into beautiful data-driven apps usable by everyone.

Our current team is focused primarily on engineering and design. We're all working remotely, plan to do so for the foreseeable future, and will always offer first-class support for remote team members.

We're backed by great VC funds and angels, so we're able to offer competitive salary and meaningful early-stage equity. We also offer unlimited PTO, flexible benefits, a home office stipend, and more.

Though we're small, we value building a thoughtful and intentional company culture. We prioritize autonomy, quality, feedback, and bias toward action. You might be a good fit to join us if you enjoy building thoughtful products, empowering users, and helping data teams do their best work.

About the Backend Engineer role

We're looking for an experienced backend software engineer to join as a member of our core team. You will have broad impact over the technology, the product, and our company's culture.

Our central product is a web-based notebook and app authoring platform built on top of Kubernetes and AWS, which we are building with an emphasis on reliability, performance, and security.

As a backend engineer at Hex, you will be responsible for:

  • Implementing a Kubernetes-backed, scalable compute platform for running user code
  • Securing and maintaining infrastucture to ensure sensitive data is handled responsibly
  • Building and scaling caching and query services to ensure fast performance for user applications
  • Maintaining a high quality bar for design, correctness, and testing
  • Collaborating with other engineers and designers to help deliver a delightful end user experience
  • Helping grow the team and build an intentional culture

About You

We're looking for engineers who have:

  • 3-5 years experience with modern backend technologies including Node.js, GraphQL, Postrges, Kubernetes, and AWS.
  • A passion for shipping high-quality product that delights users
  • Interest in the data products space, and a love of building tools that empower analysts to do more
  • Curiosity about the bigger picture of building a company, including go-to-market, customer development, people, and marketing

It's also great if you have:

  • Worked with other elements in our tech stack (e.g., React or Typescript)
  • Experience in data analysis / data science, using, building, or integrating with modern technologies (e.g. Python notebooks, modern BI tools, data pipelines)


Caitlin Colgrove, CTO (