Sr Software Engineer, Backend

Nortek Security and Control | Carlsbad, CA

Posted Date 4/15/2021

Summary: The Sr Engineer, Backend will be a leader on a team of engineers in scaling and growing our home access and automation. The Sr Engineer, Backend will direct our Backend development as well as be liaison to our App development activities for our services and will be working with various engineering talents as well as product management. The team consists of backend/distributed systems, firmware and App developers and will focus on delivering new functionality and architectures as well as sustaining existing products.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead your team of engineers on the design, implementation and test of new features
  • Partner and collaborate with Access Engineering team in all aspects of product making and concepting
  • Collaborate with Program and Product Managers to ensure focus on deliverables and timelines
  • Institute and enforce rigorous operational practices to ensure customers can rely on our products and services
  • Recruit new talent to grow your team and mentor these engineers as they progress in their careers
  • Clear roadblocks for your team and empower them
  • Communicate and coordinate all development activities and priorities with the VP Engineering, other engineering leaders and affected resources within the R&D engineering department to ensure successful completion of project objectives
  • Show example through variety of tasks, both managerial and hands-on. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Support CTO Office and VP Engineering in the technical leadership and driving best practices for code development, review, testing and deployment that ensure high-quality releases to production.
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • BS or Master in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of 7+ years in developing solutions in AWS
  • Experience in architecture, development and integration of Alexa, Google Home, IFFTT
  • Experience in iOS and Android app development which operate in co-junction with home automation devices as well as backend services
  • Very good understanding of OOP and MVC architecture applications
  • Demonstrated experience in distributed computing, build and test infrastructure, interactive or real-time systems
  • Minimum of 3+ years of prior software leadership experience
  • Experience in working efficiently with off-shore teams
  • Delivered complete software products that meet functional, UX and security critical requirements
  • Experience in Azure/.NET
  • Transferring backend from Azure to AWS
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft applications (i.e., Excel, Word, PPT, etc

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring, leading and developing software engineering team in fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in leading development teams and tailoring processes to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively & professionally communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors
  • Lead, develop and mentor a team
  • Proven ability to multi-task, set project priorities, goals and objectives for self and staff

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