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Lead Backend Engineer

At Saltside we're building leading online marketplaces in underserved markets, while creating sustainable value for the community. Currently Saltside operates top classified sites in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ghana, and Nigeria. In these markets the vast majority of people are yet to go online for the first time – and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great end-user experience when they do.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to join our fast growing team in Bangalore, India. You will play an important role and be a part of creating a product used by millions of people.


  • Design and build Web Services containing business logic that will be consumed by front-end client
  • Take individual ownership of a project from start to finish delivering on time and with high quality code that is thoroughly tested
  • Can take ownership of a codebase & provide meaningful feedback and
    ways to improve it
  • Understand that continuous delivery is really about Continuous
    Improvement at all levels


  • At least 7+ development experience (Ruby/Go/Python preferred but Java is acceptable)
  • Have worked in creating Services (preferably RESTFUL) for large-scale server applications using SOA principles
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL preferably MongoDB/DynamoDB
  • Experienced in Test Driven Development/Unit Testing
  • Experience with Thrift/Protocol Buffers is a plus
  • Experience working in an Agile Team
  • Extensive experience building large-scale server applications
  • Prefer experience with Elastic Search
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
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Why Saltside?

At Saltside, we believe there is a great opportunity to build valuable online products and businesses for emerging markets. In these countries, the vast majority of people have yet to go online for the first time.

Affordable cell phones and Internet access will enable them to have their first Internet experience in the coming years, and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great experience when they do.

There are as many reasons to join Saltside as there are employees, but here are some of the things our employees value:

  • Build something that matters!

    We believe in markets - each time a deal deal is done through our sites, two people walk away better off than before.

  • Get better at what you do

    You get freedom to find your own solutions and the support and structure necessary to succeed.

  • Get a fair deal

    Our employees are the only reason we are successful, so we make sure to give you a fair deal. That's a no-brainer.

Welcome to Saltside

Saltside has offices in Europe (Gothenburg), Africa (Accra & Lagos) and Asia (Bangalore, Dubai, Dhaka & Colombo), all with different cultural settings and ways of working and living.

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