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Senior Backend Engineer


San Mateo, CA, USA
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About the job


About The Position

Welcome to Zesty, a dynamic startup at the forefront of cloud optimization innovation!

Zesty’s Mission

Zesty’s mission is to allow DevOps and Fin-ops teams to effortlessly maximize cloud savings and minimize waste by automating cloud cost optimization. The Zesty AI-driven platform automatically adjusts cloud resources in real-time based on the application needs, supporting optimal cloud usage and a dramatic reduction in spending.

Our vision is huge, we have a lot of difficult engineering challenges coming up and we’re looking for innovative, daring minds to join our team. If you have what it takes and want to become a multi-cloud expert while working in a fun and inspiring environment, come work with us!

About the Role:

Your ownership will include:

  • Design, develop and maintain efficient and reliable backend systems
  • Integration and testing of various external and internal APIs
  • Ensure the best possible performance and quality of high scale web applications and services
  • Intensive development with Python


  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • Dealing with highly scalable and robust large-scale distributed backend systems.
  • Strong experience in one or more of the following languages for backend development: Java, Go, C#, C++, Python, Rust
  • Strong understanding of REST API principles.
  • Experience in designing and developing multi-threaded code.
  • Work experience in microservices/SOA architecture, consistency, monitoring and etc.
  • Experience working with SQL & NO-SQL Databases

It will be great if you will also have:

  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with the CI/CD ecosystem
  • BA / MS degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies
  • Creative & excellent problem solver

Why is it exciting to be a Zester?

At Zesty, we’re a team of driven, forward-thinkers passionate about pushing the boundaries of cloud optimization. Our culture encourages creativity, curiosity, and a willingness to embrace challenges.

We care about:

Diversity & Inclusion –  Be yourself! We welcome employees from all backgrounds and have created a workplace where everyone can feel empowered.

Transparency – We share our success stories, failures, processes, numbers, and everything in between. If you want to know something that wasn’t shared with you – just ask!

One Team- We genuinely trust each other which enables us to act as one team working together toward the same mission. All team members are equally important.

Open Communication & Feedback – When facing challenges, we always look for fresh ideas and ways to overcome them. We embrace constructive feedback that can, and should, be given to anyone.,

Ego is left at the door – Ego obscures and disrupts everything: the planning process, the ability to

take good advice, and the ability to accept constructive feedback. We aim to operate with a high degree of humility.

Skills required
PythonC#JavaC++REST APIs
Employee location
San Mateo, CA, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$50000 - 80000 /yr

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