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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

About us

At Intrinsic, we are using disruptive technologies to solve some of our digital age's oldest and most complex problems. We are a team that previously worked on solving Trust and Safety issues for Apple's 1 billion users, and we're on a mission to make the internet a safer and more trusted place for everyone.

Our platform, Intrinsic, enables companies to automate their Trust and Safety processes, from observability to enforcement. We are rapidly growing, serving some of the largest and fastest-growing social media and online services platforms. If you're passionate about building technology to combat online abuse and want to work on complex problems, check out our open roles!

What you'll be working on

  • Build and maintain high-throughput and low latency systems for event ingestion

  • Scalable rate limiting infrastructure

  • Scale and build out our AI infrastructure

  • Help support our dashboards and and maintain the API health of our backend


  • 2+ years of industry experience working on backend infrastructure and APIs

  • Experience with server-side web development (i.e. Java/Scala, Python, Golang, NodeJS)

  • Experience building stateless RESTful APIs

  • Familiarity with computer science fundamentals such as data structures, distributed systems, concurrency, and threading

  • Self-directed and comfortable working with ambiguity

  • Familiarity with SQL (MySQL) Databases and non-relational technologies

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in Kubernetes or container-based environments

  • Exposure and experience dealing with production LLM technologies

  • Streaming infrastructure experience is a plus

What we offer

  • Health care: we offer platinum-level medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Unlimited PTO, sick leave, and parental leave

  • Up to $100 in reimbursement for personal health & wellness expenses each month

  • 401(k) plan