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Senior Backend Engineer (Poatek- Brazil applicants)

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Senior Backend Engineer

São Paulo-SP, Brazil or Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil

Who We Are

In 2021, Poatek was acquired by WillowTree, an award-winning digital product consultancy recognized as one of the fastest growing and best places to work in the United States. Now a [TELUS International company](https://www.willowtreeapps.com/insights/a-letter-from-willowtree- president-tobias-dengel), with offices across the globe, we continue to partner with the world’s leading brands, such as the NBA, Capital One, HBO, PepsiCo, Domino’s and more, to design, build, and transform their digital products and strategies. We’re looking to grow our Poatek offices in Brazil with top talent excited to collaborate with team members across the globe to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

Location and Flexibility

This is a hybrid role, which we’ve termed Work from Near (WFN). You’ll work on-site from either our São Paulo or Porto Alegre office at least three days a week and have the flexibility to work remotely for two days a week. Our WFN culture is designed to foster in-person innovation, collaboration, and connection with team members local and visiting from other global offices.

The Opportunity

Poatek is hiring for empathetic, curious engineers to join our growing team. We work in a dynamic and fulfilling atmosphere, helping our clients’ ideas come to life by building robust mobile and web applications. Our backend technology stack varies by project, so we value flexibility and willingness to learn. Our goal is to build amazing solutions for our clients, and our backend implementations are a crucial part of how we deliver on that promise.

We understand our responsibility to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place within the tech industry, while pushing to make our industry more representative. Because of this responsibility, we need candidates who value diversity and inclusion through their work, team collaboration, or mentorship. So in your cover letter, we encourage you to reflect on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

**Responsibilities **

  • Confidently deliver high-quality software by applying critical thinking to products, requirements, and processes
  • Work closely with clients to influence technical product decisions and business goals
  • You’ll stay up to date with the landscape of software engineering best practices, tools, and frameworks
  • Have professional programming experience— we’re thinking at least 7 years
  • Understanding of various software architectures and can adapt/compose solutions to unique problems with sustainable and reusable solutions
  • Help mentor and coach a project team towards shared goals and outcomes
  • Navigate difficult conversations by providing constructive feedback to teams and clients
  • You’ll identify obstacles to ensure quality, improve our user experience and how we build software
  • Self-aware of limitations, yet curious to learn new solutions while being receptive to constructive feedback from teammates
  • You’ll guide your team to understand and work through changing priorities by bringing positive energy
  • Communicate and simplify complex problems in order to foster understanding across multidisciplinary teams
  • Apply your knowledge and findings at an organizational scale


  • Are driven by curiosity and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
  • Are motivated by solving problems and finding creative solutions
  • Believe in autonomy and taking initiative
  • Have professional programming experience — we’re thinking 7+ years
  • Inspire others to write code that is durable, secure, scalable, always up and running
  • Have in-depth experience with one server-side programming language — such as Java, Kotlin or other JVM languages; C# or other .NET languages; Node.js; Python, Go, and perhaps a breadth in others
  • Have in-depth experience working with relational and/or NoSQL databases. This could be PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, or another type of document-database. This includes experience with schema design, indexing, querying, and performance tuning
  • Are eager to share your knowledge with teammates through mentorship, code reviews and pair programming sessions
  • Have experience writing apps for Azure, AWS, GCP, CloudFoundry, Heroku, SalesForce, Mulesoft and/or other cloud providers
  • Are well versed in using Cloud Provider utilities such as CLI tools and Consoles (Azure Portal, AWS Console)
  • Have experience developing RESTful APIs and/or Graphql APIs
  • Possess strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Are able to assist teammates with issues by breaking down complex tasks
  • Effectively communicate system architecture and development decisions to clients and teammates
  • Strong appreciation for CI/CD (e.g. CircleCI, TeamCity, AzureDevops) and experience setting up deployment pipelines

Bonus Points

  • Have experience with the concepts of “infrastructure as code" - such as CloudFormation; Terraform; Azure Resource Manager
  • Familiarity with building highly available and scalable systems
    • Worker/Message queues
    • Pub/Sub
  • Observability such as monitoring and logging
  • Platform migration from on-premise solutions to cloud based solutions
  • Are comfortable designing authentication and authorization flows for API services and making recommendations to clients
  • Engagement in thought leadership (Blog articles, Git Gists, Stack Overflow answers)
  • Familiarity with one CMS - EpiServer; dotCMS; AEM;
  • You have code samples or a GitHub account to share and while you’re there, check us out!

Why Poatek?

What We Offer:

  • Be part of an innovative consultancy with a human-centered and culture with opportunities for ownership and professional growth
  • Competitive salary and benefits package (annual bonus)
  • Opportunity to work on innovative agile projects with other high-performing, passionate team members from all over the globe (international travel opportunities)
  • Collaborative work environment that encourages continuous learning and professional development (including English classes, support in national and international courses,
  • Flexible work hours and autonomy
  • Voucher for health activities, food allowance, in-office snacks, drinks, and games

If you love IT as much as we do, we look forward to meeting you!

Equality is a principle here at Poatek. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Therefore we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

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