Senior Backend Developer (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time


Dumpling builds tools that empower anyone to start, run, and grow their own local, shopping, and delivery businesses. We operate in all 50 states, powering thousands of entrepreneurs to start their own companies. Our business owners receive financial freedom and every tool needed to run a digitally native grocery delivery company. This includes a credit card to fund purchases, a mobile app to manage their business, a marketing website, a client app to easily build shopping lists plus place orders, and coaching to empower them to meet their goals. We enable a highly personalized shopper and customer experience empowered by direct communication between shoppers and customers, leading to consistent and delightful service experiences, every time!

As a small, highly motivated team, our work revolves around empowering business owners and supporting relationships in communities, powering local economies.

  • Our team is made of collaborative, communicative, self-starters, who seek to wear multiple hats
  • The vibe is laid back while centered on working hard together towards our mission: building tools to support local service businesses and community relationships
  • As a team, we're ready to switch contexts in a moment's notice so we can effectively help our Dumpling business owners start, grow, and scale their businesses.


TLDR; Python, AWS, Relational Databases, and knowledgable balancing of storage/compute/usability in the real-world


  • Built cloud infrastructures in your sleep. You know how to take a feature from scratch to fully supported in production and enjoy owning end-to-end features including the bugs and support that come with them.
  • Intrinsically familiar with using AWS, relational databases, Python.
  • Define yourself as a backend expert. Thrilled to outline the plan, technology, and design. Then implement it all into an elegant integrated system with the Mobile-first frontend. Balancing networking, storage, and compute, you think your solutions through so our users will not have issues in the real-world.
  • Seek out continuous learning (alone and with your colleagues). Happiness is trying new solutions, listening to how others approach problems, and implementations. Yet not at the cost of getting your work shipped on time.
  • Humble yourself with hands-on customer chat support to ensure you know and understand our business owner's challenges. In fact, deep down, you believe it makes you better at your job.
  • Listen and understand a multitude of internal and external stakeholders at different levels of tech-savviness. Produce efficient solutions that align with their needs and prioritize usability throughout the customer journey.


  • We will transparently share our entire compensation ethos early in your interviews.
  • Medical, dental, and vision offerings are through TriNet with multiple plans to suit you.
  • Unlimited PTO and you are required to take! Everyone from the Founders to the front line business owner coaches knows that time off brings new ideas, clear minds, and healthy team members.
  • Post-Covid we will resume quarterly team-fun get-together. We seek peers who are excited to spend time together whenever possible.
  • You get to genuinely improve the happiness and financial independence of every Dumpling business owners and their clients!

Remote Work (U.S. Only):

Our team was founded remote-first/friendly. We're keeping up with remote-work best practices.  United States-based candidates only.  

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We want you to be part of our supportive, challenging, and enjoyable work. You'll get extreme ownership and opportunity to grow your skills here. In exchange, we need:

  • A Backend engineer with at least 5 years production experience in Python and AWS. You've built robust products/features from inception.
  • Comfortable/confident in leading major releases, working collaboratively with our team to overhaul a large/ dynamic grocery catalog, optimizing search, and ensure scalability beyond millions of grocery and ride-share transactions.
  • You have shipped code supporting thousands of daily active customers, accounting for real-world connectivity, compute, and networking constraints.
  • Creating a delightful customer experience to redefining the future of the gig-shopping & driving economy has you motivated to work at Dumpling!