Vertex Ventures US
Vertex Ventures US

Backend Software Engineer

Tulip Interfaces

Tulip Interfaces

Software Engineering
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tulip, the leader in frontline operations, is helping companies around the world equip their workforce with connected apps, leading to higher quality work, improved efficiency, and end-to-end traceability across operations. Companies of all sizes and across industries have implemented composable solutions with Tulip’s cloud-native, no-code platform to solve some of the most pressing challenges in operations: error-proofing processes and boosting productivity, capturing and analyzing real-time data, and continuous improvement.

A spinoff out of MIT, Tulip is headquartered in Somerville, MA, with offices in Germany and Hungary. Focused on composable, human-centric solutions for industrial environments, Tulip is disrupting the MES category and has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Innovator. Tulip has also been named one of Energage’s Top Workplaces USA and one of Built In Boston’s “Best Places to Work” and “Best Midsize Places to Work” for 2023.

The Streams team, part of the Platform group, is responsible for core distributed systems services and libraries. They build systems that allow product teams to create scalable, performant, and fault-tolerant code.

About You:

  • You love a good challenge and learning new things.
  • You have gotten disparate systems working robustly together. If you have not already, you want to control the physical world from the web.
  • You are comfortable moving around a large technology stack to understand how individual subsystems build into a whole.
  • You’re excited about solving hairy challenges around distributed systems.

What skills do I need?

  • 3+ years working on backend systems. At Tulip we use Kubernetes, Postgres, Mongo, and RabbitMQ.
  • Exposure to message brokers, scalable databases, container orchestrators, systems requiring high availability and reliability, and fire extinguishers.
  • No specific programming languages required, but we primarily use TypeScript and Golang for backend services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect and implement new API endpoints, event pipelines, and services.
  • Ensure our services are adequately tested (for logic, load, performance).
  • Identify tradeoffs between data persistence and throughput and reason through solutions.
  • Collaborate effectively as a peer, mentor, and contributor.

Working At Tulip

We are building a strong, diverse team that values hard work, families, and personal well being.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Direct impact on product and culture
  • Company equity
  • Competitive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Commuter Benefits, Parental Leave, and 401k
  • Flexible work schedule and unlimited vacation policy
  • Virtual company events and happy hours
  • Fitness subsidies

We are an equal opportunity employer and building a diverse team is our top priority. At Tulip, we celebrate all. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Help us build an inclusive community that will transform manufacturing.