Senior Backend Engineer

Full Time


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The Company

Dover is building the first end-to-end recruiting orchestration platform for the world's top companies. We combine best-in-class candidate evaluation technology with bespoke process automation to help companies find and hire top talent for their open roles.

Recruiting is a $50B/year industry in the US, but recruiting departments and agencies still have incredibly manual processes.

We've built a better way. Our advanced matching software identifies the perfect candidates across all recruiting channels and drives the hiring process to create a seamless, white-glove experience for both companies and candidates.

Dover went through Y Combinator in 2019, and today 200+ companies use our product to run a better hiring process. We've raised $23M from top VCs and are currently profitable. We're a remote team of 80+ with hubs in San Francisco and NYC and a presence in Boston, LA, and DC.

The Role

Backend engineers are building the core of our products in a spectacularly robust fashion. As a backend engineer, you will design and build platforms, services, and configurable and scalable models. You will partner with many functions at Dover, with the opportunity to both works on infrastructure/platform systems as well as produce direct user-facing business impact. We’re looking to grow our backend engineering team. You’re comfortable dealing with multiple moving pieces and effectively working cross-team and cross-functional collaborations. You’re looking forward to learning new technologies, systems, and problem domains.

Your Responsibilities

- You will design and build software capable of reaching millions of users

- You will partner with product managers, designers, and analysts to deeply understand the needs of our users and build a product that serves those needs

- You will develop and execute against both short and long-term roadmaps, making effective tradeoffs between business impact, user experience, and a high-quality technical foundation

- You will improve the team and company – you will be an active participant in our culture (mentorship, interviewing, and new initiatives)

- You will own relationships with other engineering teams and collaborate with other functions

- Identify, prioritize, and resolve the biggest problems facing customers of Dover

- Work with peers to design and build tools and capabilities to enable efficient development and use of Dover

- Write high-quality, performant code, and support our peer teams throughout the company doing the same


- You are familiar with web application backends
- You are familiar with modern backend
- 5+ years of professional experience
- US work authorization preferred, but can work with all candidates on a case by case basis
- This position can be done remotely from the US
- You have led a team and coached junior team members on best practices


- Experience planning sprints
- BS or MS in computer science, engineering, or other technical degrees
- You are energized by working on both backend and frontend projects
- Passion for doing whatever it takes to solve complex problems and build scalable processes

Embodies Dover's Values

Intellectual Honesty: We are intellectually rigorous and reason from first-principle. We're very open to trying things out and running experiments. It's okay to be wrong — learning is valuable and helps us get to our ultimate goal. We make conclusions based on facts and data. We're honest with ourselves even if the conclusions are inconvenient or make us look bad.

Extreme Ownership: When we see a problem or an opportunity, we never think "that's not my job". We take responsibility for our results — both successes and failures. We drive projects to completion, even if it means doing unglamorous work or work that's outside of our job description. 

Performance Orientation: As a startup, we bias towards action and value output and results. Success is achieved by looking forward to what can be done to get the result, and taking the action to make it happen. To allow us to iterate fast, the team will need to be willing to work with an MVP to get things out the door.

Active Generosity: We make time for each other — whether it means getting to know someone personally or helping them up-level in a new area. We are enthusiastic about acknowledging and celebrating each other’s contributions. We are equally focused on personal growth. Resourceful people are attracted to this environment, where new ideas are met with curiosity, and it is OK if a first attempt is not successful.



  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Support for personal and professional development outside of work
  • Opportunities to grow within the company
  • 401k


  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits covered 100%
  • Daily lunch


  • All the tools you need to do your best work, including laptop, monitor, desk, chair, and more
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Unlimited PTO plus mandatory 2 week vacation
  • Travel budget to visit New York and/or San Francisco offices

Dover is hiring remotely across the US and US-friendly timezones.