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Lorimer Ventures

Senior Backend Engineer

Emi Labs

Emi Labs

Software Engineering
Argentina · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024
At Emi Labs we are on a mission to increase Frontline Workers’ access to professional opportunities.
This is a 2.7 billion population that accounts for 80% of the world’s workforce. They are digitally invisible, as there’s little to no data available on who they are, their career history, or their skill set, limiting their access to professional opportunities and growth. We're here to transform this by building the infrastructure to make Frontline Workers visible.
Our first step to achieving our mission is to transform the recruiting experience into an easy, human and fair process, for both candidates and companies with high-volume job openings.
Emi, our main product, is an A.I. recruitment assistant that enables companies to engage in a conversation with each applicant to detect interested and qualified individuals while saving Recruiters a huge amount of time by automating tasks such as screening, validating skills, scheduling interviews, and collecting documents.
We were part of Y-Combinator's Winter 2019 batch and in 2022 we have raised an $11M funding round co-led by Merus Capital and Khosla Ventures.
About our Hiring Funnel Team
Our team is responsible for modeling and orchestrating the Hiring Funnel the candidates go through when applying for a job. This includes supporting various features so that Emi can adapt to clients' particularities and needs while improving candidates' experience throughout the entire process.
This team represents Emi’s core value to clients and is central to enabling our plans and achieving our mission of building the infrastructure for frontline workers to access professional opportunities.
What you'll be doing
As Emi's Senior Backend Engineer, you will be at the forefront of building the orchestration of several modules integral to the hiring process. Your responsibilities will include designing system architecture, high-level programming, testing, and systems integration.
You will work quickly to understand the multiple platforms we use, automating the interaction between recruiters and candidates. Additionally, you will identify, propose, and implement improvements in core infrastructure and architecture, while training new team members in best practices for software development, testing, and documentation.


  • Collaborate closely with the Product team to detect and prioritize requirements.
  • Solve production issues with a focus on candidate experience.
  • Build and maintain internal microservices following best practices (DDD, TDD, pair programming, refactoring, SOLID, clean architecture, clean code, event-driven architecture).
  • Propose improvements to current processes and solutions.
  • Ship code to production every week.
  • Analyze and present insights into real-time results of implementations, improving them based on user feedback.
  • Monitor and enhance the performance of our services.
  • Contribute to building an inclusive, people-driven company culture.

What we're looking for

  • 4+ years of back-end software development experience.
  • Advanced studies or a completed degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Strong experience with distributed systems and microservices.
  • Familiarity with leveraging LLMs/GenAI to enhance performance (e.g., using AI assistants like Copilot).
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in English.
  • A humble learner who keeps up with technology and learns from mistakes.
  • A proactive mindset, always eager to come up with new ideas and simple solutions.
  • A people-driven attitude, thriving in a team-oriented environment.
  • A product-minded engineer who thinks about the product and users.
  • Curiosity and initiative, particularly in refactoring medium to large services.
  • Interest or experience in infrastructure and DevOps.

Nice to have

  • Proficiency with any part of our technology stack: Node.js, TypeScript, Postgres, Docker, Terraform, New Relic.
  • Experience with AWS stack (or other cloud providers).

Sample Projects

  • Recurring interview creation and configuration.
  • Automatic interview creation triggered by client vacancies.
  • Support reapplications.
  • Join our team and help us build the next platform for frontline workers to access professional opportunities. Your expertise and enthusiasm will make a significant impact on our mission and the lives of countless candidates.

What we offer

  • 💰 Competitive salary: Salaries paid in USD.
  • 📈 Stock Options: Stock Options Package as part of your compensation package.
  • 🧑🏽‍💻 Flexible work culture: We work towards goals.
  • 🏖️ Vacations: 3 weeks of vacation.
  • 🧑‍🎄 Holiday season: Week off between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
  • 💆 Physical Wellness program: Partnered with Gympass, a well-being platform offering top gyms, studios, and activities.
  • 🇺🇸 English Classes: Improve your English skills with our in-company teachers.
  • 📚 Internal library: Access free books - digital or physical - anytime.
Emi Labs is committed to fostering a fair, inclusive, and equal work environment. We believe diversity is crucial to building the best team and solving Frontline Worker's access to professional opportunities, that is why Emi aims to be a leader in workplace equality and move both our company and the industry forward.
Emi is a very dynamic and new startup where growth opportunities are there for the taking! We are just building a team with great impact so now is the best time to jump aboard!
Interested in knowing more about Emi Labs?