Backend Engineer, Integrations



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

About Kojo

It's time to build. Whether it's creating more housing, upgrading our infrastructure, or adapting to climate change, one thing is clear: the construction industry is at the center of solving our biggest problems. We’re making buildings cheaper and easier to build by transforming the way commercial construction companies buy their materials. Join us.

Founded in 2018, Kojo is now one of the fastest-growing construction technology companies in the world. Construction accounts for $10 trillion in global spend annually and we can’t live without its output - our roads, schools, hospitals, and offices. Despite this, there’s been very little innovation over the past 70 years in how materials - which constitute up to 40% of project costs - are bought and sold. This is our opportunity.

About the role:

We're hiring an experienced Backend-focused Software Engineer to play a critical and versatile role in shipping key aspects of our application and integrations.

This role will include:

  • Co-owing the delivery of a product that transforms the construction industry

  • Scaling our integrations and internal infrastructure to handle a growing customer base

  • Working closely with customers (especially enterprise) to navigate problems and provide timely solutions for their implementation needs

  • Serving as an integral part of building engineering, product, and company roadmaps

  • Helping support the continued growth of Kojo’s engineering organization, from process, to hiring, to culture

About you:

A team player who enjoys serving customers, company-wide collaboration, and diving deep into writing clean, consistent, and performant code will thrive at Kojo!

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 4+ years of shipping high-quality software in a fast paced environment

  • Deep experience working with Typescript, GraphQL, Node, Docker, Elasticsearch, and PostgreSQL

  • Comfortable with a wide range of AWS technologies, such as RDS, EC2, S3, Beanstalk, Lambda, and other common services

  • Inside knowledge of WebSockets, HTTP, FTP, and other networking protocols as well as RESTful APIS and OAUTH authentication flows

  • B.S. in CS or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • Bonus: Experience with integrating with third-party APIs and databases, working with another construction or ERP software, and/or familiarity with Datadog, Sentry, or other application/platform monitoring systems

  • Bonus: Architecting monorepos, infrastructure as code, CICD pipelines, and other DevOps related configurations

What you care about:

  • Customer Obsession: You care deeply about our customers and go the extra mile to delight them

  • Intentional Communication: You have a bias towards written communication and documentation to open up access to your thinking, and you listen with openness and curiosity.

  • Growth: You are excited by problems because they’re opportunities for improvement.

  • Impact: You measure results and are evidence-based.

This is an entirely remote, full-time position for candidates who currently reside in North America. Working hours are flexible across ET to PT. The salary for this position for United States-based candidates is $150,000-$185,000 USD, commensurate with experience.

Working at Kojo

Salary: Your salary will be dependent upon many factors, including your experience level, skillset, market dynamics and balancing internal equity relative to other Kojo employees. The compensation and benefits information that we provide is based on Kojo’s good-faith estimate as of the date of the job posting and may be modified in the future.

Benefits: This position is also eligible for a new hire equity grant and all US-based full time employees are eligible for our full suite of perks and benefits. For more information about our perks and benefits, check out

Location: Kojo’s team members work from home 100% of the time across North and South America. If applicable, we’ll identify the travel and/or location-specific requirements of a position in the text above. Otherwise, team members can expect to work business hours congruent with their local time zone and remotely.

Inclusive Workplace: Kojo values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Scam Notice: Please be aware that there are individuals and organizations that may attempt to scam job seekers by offering fraudulent employment opportunities in the name of Kojo. These scams may involve fake job postings, unsolicited emails, or messages claiming to be from our recruiters or hiring managers. Kojo will never ask for any personal account information, such credit card details or bank account numbers, during the recruitment process.