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Zeal Capital Partners
Zeal Capital Partners

Senior Backend Engineer

Muse Tax

Muse Tax

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2024

We’re looking for an intelligent, thoughtful and highly-talented Senior Backend Engineer with a passion for data that’s ready to take on a huge opportunity to build both Muse’s customer-facing platform.

If that sounds like you and you’re someone looking to lead, invent, and grow professionally, you should definitely consider applying to join us on our journey!


  • Leadership and Development: Manage and expand the backend applications that power Muse Tax Inc.’s platform, fostering a team of talented engineers and setting high standards in code quality and architecture.
  • Innovation and Strategy: Drive the evolution of our technology and product strategy, initiating new projects and technologies to maintain our competitive edge.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with product managers and the engineering team to design and enhance our APIs and backend systems, ensuring they support scalable, efficient operations.
  • Communication and Execution: Effectively communicate with all stakeholders and manage project timelines within an Agile/Scrum framework, ensuring timely delivery of product enhancements.


  • 7+ years of software engineering experience building production-level web applications in large-scale products.
  • 7+ years of experience with modern full-stack frameworks such as Flutter, React, Angular, or equivalent programming languages, developing high-scale applications.
  • 7+ years of experience building reactive web & mobile-web front ends using Dart, TypeScript, JavaScript, or equivalent.
  • Extensive backend development experience: Proficiency in backend programming languages such as Python, Java, Ruby, or Node.js. Deep understanding of server, networking, and hosting environments.
  • Strong database management skills: Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases. Ability to design and manage schemas, optimize queries, and maintain data integrity.
  • Experience with API design and development: Knowledge of RESTful and GraphQL services. Ability to design secure, robust, and scalable APIs.
  • Experience with microservices architecture: Understanding of the principles of microservices and experience with orchestration, resilience, and deployment.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies: Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies.
  • Experience in working with analysts or developing complex tools for semi-technical users.
  • Strong architecture skills – ability to design for scale, velocity, robustness, and readability of end-to-end data-driven solutions.
  • Experience with modern cloud environments – working knowledge of deploying and managing applications in cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Passion for clean code and agile work – commitment to writing maintainable code and improving it through peer reviews and collaborative design.
  • Passion for data, customer experience, and building high-quality software!
  • Excellent communication skills and a great team member. Work daily with our product, users, and the rest of the engineering team to make things work
Muse Tax is an equal opportunity employer.

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