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Lead Backend Engineer

UpTeam is a consulting development company with HQ in Silicon Valley and product development centers in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Budva, Montenegro, Prague, Czech Republic,  Berlin, Germany. We are working on a number of breakthrough B2B and B2C SaaS and Cloud Automation Projects for the US and global markets. If you want to bring your career to the next level, be a part of Silicon Valley start-ups and work on the next-generation businesses in the area of innovative financial & social apps this place is right for you.

Now we are looking for a Lead Backend JS Developer for one of our key projects where we build a best-in-class digital marketing platform for local media and digital agencies. We are developing a SaaS-based platform to enable fast proposals, self-serve ad campaigns management, automated fulfillment, and insightful and actionable reporting and analytics.

The project the new tech lead will be dedicated to assumes the migration from the existing backend (on .Net) to NodeJS/Typescript + GraphQL ready new backend. The product helps agents to build up appealing mediaplans and present them to enterprise advertisers

We operate in a fast-paced, customer-focused, dynamic environment where everyone on the team is committed to the growth of our customers and company. Highly entrepreneurial, our success comes from team members who voice their opinions and ideas to facilitate growth to our bottom line. We reward performance, support individual development and foster a fun work environment.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic and ambitious developer to become the part of a modern SaaS platform team providing value to enterprise customers across the US market. We are building modern web applications, and are provided technical freedom in choosing architecture,  libraries and frameworks. Analytical apps, performance data api-s and dashboards are a very small part of what we do, creating bleeding-edge ad tech products for the largest media company.

Tasks in the position

  • Define the approach for the backend development of the product, design the architecture and integration solutions.
  • Lead the team of backend software developers dedicated to the product
  • Be 100% hands-on in adding new features for existing web applications
  • Review the code, maintain the repository, be an end-to-end point of responsibility for the back-end stack and solutions
  • Participate in new product development and planning
  • Ensure 100% consistent documentation
  • Participate in conf. calls and SCRUM ceremonies with global engineering team
  • Prepare the tech skill matrix, maintain interview scripts and assignments and run assessments for internal workforce
  • Main stack: Node.JS/Typescript (Nest.JS, Moleculer.JS), GraphQL & RestAPI, MySQL, Github, Github Actions, SonarQube, AWS, Jira, Confluence


  • 7+ year experience in software development
  • 5+ year experience in modern backend development with Node.JS/Typescript
  • Team leadership experience
  • Hands-on experience and understanding of best usage scenarios of GraphQL / RestAPI
  • Excellent written and spoken English to communicate with US based managers and colleagues
  • Architecture and system design skills
  • Passion, energy, enthusiasm


  • Innovative product
  • Working with top industry experts in international R&D team
  • Unique working environment where you will be a part of our clients and partners teams
  • Competitive salary paid in USD +  bonuses for top results
  • Paid leaves and flexible working hours
  • Workspace program allowing modern equipment sponsorship by the company, software license compensation
  • Zero bureaucracy
  • Remote mode of work, B2B contract

Work Experience

5+ years



More than just a job

Reasons why people like you want to work @UpTeam®

Competitive compensation + above market salaries

For top employees, profit-sharing program & considerable quarterly bonuses for top results.

Full medical insurance

Your health matters to us. We offer all employees full coverage benefits w/leading local providers.

A range of career opportunities

Great mix of products & markets, with top tech pros on both sides of the ocean to keep your skills fresh.

Learning & Development

Personal development plan for every employee; structured guidance to help achieve personal & team goals.

Coaching & Mentoring

Partner w/senior staff, define & practice new skills, turn situational challenges into opportunities.

Flexible working hours

We bet on smart people who get it done. Teamwork & meetings are vital; you set the schedule for the rest.

Career Mobility & Momentum

Each project success builds on your achievements, paving the way for you to join new UpTeam® projects.

Funded sports activities

Gym, yoga, swimming, aerobics, lacrosse, volleyball, name your game; our personal wallet program covers expenses.

Fun Events

Picnics, hikes, boating, sports, beer, wine, painting lessons, great people to hang with after work!

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