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Senior Backend Engineer

Engineering, Full-time, North America - Remote

Who We Are

At Tatem, we're reimagining the tools people use everyday in work and life. We’re on a mission to build software that begs to be experienced; software that is engaging, collaborative, and extraordinary. We’re starting with the most intelligent email platform ever built.

We’re a small, scrappy, and UX-obsessed team that values ownership, empowerment, and execution. We have a flat organizational structure, so everyone at Tatem works to make a direct impact on our business. To be clear, we do things differently at Tatem, and it’s not a fit for everyone. You can read more about our culture at tatem.com/culture.

We believe that the best products are built by the best people, period. So, we provide employees the freedom to work wherever they work best (within the US PST timezone). This allows us to take advantage of the deeper, more focused work that's possible in a remote environment, while still collaborating in real time.

Please note that Tatem is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Who You Are

We’re looking for a senior backend engineer with experience owning backend and software infrastructure projects end-to-end. You’ll work cross-functionally with product, engineering, and design, and play a critical role in building the world’s best email management platform. You are entrepreneurial, thrive in a fast-paced environment, love solving problems, and execute at an A-level. Like us, you value beautiful, fast, high-performing, and maintainable software.

You Will

  • Improve product performance by building new features and re-factoring existing code
  • Build a real-time sync engine and websocket to meaningfully improve the speed of our application
  • Optimize performance and scalability to ensure a best-in-class experience for users
  • Participate in code reviews, providing helpful and constructive feedback to maintain (and improve) code quality
  • Operate as an individual contributor alongside a best-in-class software development team
  • Make a significant impact in the development of our product

You Have

  • A desire to make every interaction in our product lightning fast (<50ms response time)
  • Experience with distributed systems and scalable infrastructure
  • Impressive attention to detail, and a desire to build best-in-class software
  • Experience solving problems end-to-end with little-to-no oversight
  • Experience working with email, messaging, or communication platforms is a huge plus
  • Knowledge or experience building a secure and performant email server is a huge plus
  • Knowledge of security protocols and encryption techniques is a plus

We Use

  • React / NextJS 13
  • Tailwind
  • Gmail API
  • Github
  • Supabase Postgres database
  • Hosted on Vercel

We Offer

  • Exciting, creative, and challenging work
  • Competitive compensation
  • 100% covered premium health, dental, and vision insurance for all U.S. employees
  • Unlimited PTO to ensure our team takes the time they need to recharge


  • Screening call with Chris, Tatem's founder (30 minutes)
  • Technical screen with Jon, Tatem's founding engineer (1 hour)
  • Virtual "onsite" with technical and non-technical questions (2 hours)
  • Paid work trial (2-4 weeks)


If this sounds like you, we’d love to learn more about you. Please reach out to chris@tatem.com. If it’s a fit, we’ll reach out and share more about us, our business, and the opportunity.

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Additional Information
Are you based in, or willing to relocate to, a US equivalent timezone?