Backend DeveloperJust AppraisedFull Time
Opened 5 days ago Remote Job

Backend Developer

About Just Appraised 

We build software that uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to help local governments work faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. Over 120 local government entities in 25 states rely on us to help drive revenues and provide important services that power society. 

About the role

This is a full-time fully-remote opportunity to join a YC-backed startup founded by Stanford grads. As we are building a new team that will be launching a new suite of products for our customers, we need a teammate who trusts her/his gut and can make decisions quickly, has a ton of EQ and most importantly, can contribute code from day 1. The candidate should be comfortable making thoughtful decisions about the technology stack and have the practical skills to build an extensible and scalable product in an elegant way.

Please note: This position is fully remote and requires overlap with our US Eastern team. Your work hours will overlap sometime during the hours of 8 am ET  - 5 pm ET, with +/- 3 hours flexibility.

What you'll do

  • Design, prototype, write, test, refactor, review, debug, deploy, monitor, and occasionally be frustrated by code every day

  • Write code with high software quality

  • Manage time efficiently and focus on clear goals 

  • Respond with a pragmatic approach towards tackling unforeseen challenges

  • Write technical documentation

  • Give feedback on ways to improve code


  • 5+ years back-end development experience

  • Significant experience with Java EE, AWS, Postgres

  • Experience with data structures, databases, SQL

  • Experience with version control tools like Git

  • Ability to learn quickly and integrate new tools/libraries with ease

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with different stakeholders effectively

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Skill and comfort working in a rapidly changing environment

  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and thrive in it


  • Bachelor’s degree in fields such as Computer Science or Software Engineering

  • Experience developing or working with geospatial analytics solutions

  • Startup work experience

  • Proficiency with JSON, Python, & Javascript

Our culture

  • EQ > IQ: We value great minds and the ability to communicate with empathy

  • Customer Comes First: We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and how they use our products

  • Start-to-Finish Ownership: We take responsibility for anything we can influence

  • Actively Practice Inclusion: Creating a diverse and inclusive team is as important to us as building a good product

  • Fast-Paced Environment: The “growth mindset” is key to our success. If it won’t break anything, go for it!

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