Senior Backend Engineer

SnoFox Sciences

SnoFox Sciences

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer

Job Posted
May 12, 2023 4:00 PM
New York City
Product Engineering
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Who we are

SnoFox Sciences provides energy efficiency and predictive maintenance solutions to cold chain logistics providers. A VC-backed startup at the intersection of thermodynamics, data science, and mechanical engineering, SnoFox Sciences is revolutionizing the global cold chain through physics-based analytics.
The stakes couldn't be higher: the refrigeration sector is responsible for ~17% of global energy consumption. The UN estimates that demand on the food supply chain will increase by 70% in the coming years, and this year 80 billion pounds of food was wasted in the US alone – 30% of which is attributed to cold chain failure. Tragically, 50% of the world's vaccine supply goes to waste every year resulting in 1.5 million child deaths per year from vaccine-preventable illnesses.

What we're looking for

We are looking for a strong backend engineer who is excited to write code and collaborate with teammates to help ship great products: helping manage infrastructure, getting to know customer problems, learning about thermodynamics and cooling systems, and setting direction for the company. You will be joining as an early member of the team that will shape everything that comes next at SnoFox. Your past experience should demonstrate a track record of building powerful, data-heavy applications.

What you’ll do

Build out the backend for our advanced cold-chain analytics, visualization, and machine-learning platform
Create tools to help our Mechanical Engineering team integrate diverse sensor data with advanced physical models and enable customers to spot problems before they occur
Collaborate with our founders to help set the direction of the product
Help establish and guide our team’s culture, tech stack and development practices
Balance speed and quality, with a focus on tangible results



4+ years experience as a software engineer
Strong backend engineering skills with proficiency in Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, Go or a similar object-oriented language
Comfortable working with containers (Docker) and cloud hosting (AWS/GCP/Azure)
Experience with unit testing, integration testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD)

Bonus points

Experience in extraction and manipulation of large data sets using standard tools such as Python, R, SQL, ELK Stack
Skills in machine learning (scikit-learn, PyTorch, Keras, Tensorflow), data science, forecasting, statistics, mechanical/process engineering, modeling and optimization
Experience building data pipelines using tools like AWS SQS, AWS Code Steps, Airflow
Experience at an early stage startup (<10 person engineering team)

Salary and Benefits

Salary range: $160,000 – 180,000, dependent on experience
Eligibility for equity under the company’s employee incentive plan
Health insurance with 80% of premium covered for employees and dependents
Unlimited vacation / sick leave
Annual company retreat