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Principal Back-End Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

In 2019, Founder Zach Bell created a no-code website over a long weekend to make his two places available to a small circle of friends. His friends asked if they could add their homes and one thing led to another and that Squarespace site ended up on the cover of the travel section of NYT.

Thousands of folks started reaching out to see if they could access the site to share their homes with their own friends. At that moment we realized that many more people would make their houses available to their friends if they didn't have to offer them as public rentals. By connecting friends and private groups.

We know that sharing can change the world becuase it's real magic. Regardless of what you have, when you share you have more.

Read more about our philosophy on sharing here.

MyPlace is backed by top Silicon Valley VC's, angel investors who built Facebook, PayPal, and many of the companies that defined the internet. We’re growing, it’s happening and now we need you :

The Culture

At MyPlace, you'll be joining a globally distributed fully remote team of entrepreneurs and industry experts who have successfully built and launched multiple companies and products over the years. Slack is home, Zoom is our living room, having strong WiFi is a necessity.We're building a movement around sharing, and the qualities we share include:

We are passionate about what we do. We are kind humans. Life's too short not to be. We are entrepreneurial in spirit, and are all self starters who help each other. We always maintain a positive and inquisitive outlook towards problems and are empathetic communicators. If there is a conflict, we talk about it and care about each other. We don’t accept discrimination of any kind and deeply respect each other's time. We plus each other's work, never critique.

Principal Back-End Engineer

The MyPlace platform is a community of like-minded travelers across the globe who share their places within a trusted network, and we’re looking for a Back-End Engineer with Python experience. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side services for our home-sharing network. You will also be responsible for advising integration of front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application; therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well. MyPlace is on a mission to help you share your home with people you trust and currently facilitates the sharing of hundreds of private places globally.



  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic
  • Implementing database queries and mapping them to an object model
  • Following a DevOps mindset to integrate with our CI/CD and owning availability

Skills and Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience with Python, with knowledge of at least Django
  • Familiarity with some ORM (Object Relational Mapper) libraries
  • Able to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Understanding of the threading limitations of Python, and multi-process architecture
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with SQL databases and basic DB best practices
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
  • Able to monitor and build applications in AWS

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Neo4j and basic graph queries
  • Experience building social networking platforms
  • Familiarity with event-driven programming in Python
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform

MyPlace team members are also

  • We are entrepreneurial in spirit and maintain a positive and inquisitive outlook towards problems.
  • We are all self starters who help each other.
  • We are empathetic and communicative, if something's up-we talk about it and care about each other.
  • We are passionate about what we do. Life's too short not to be.
  • We are naturally diverse and inclusive.
  • We are kind humans.
  • We respect each other's time and we plus each other's work.

The specifics

  • This is a FULL TIME position starting immediately.
  • One month probationary period, competitive compensation.
  • Fully remote work from wherever you want, ideal candidates, UK EU East Coast USA
  • Local and nomadic insurance.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • WFH stipend, quarterly, my place, co working trips to amazing locations around the world.
  • We are fully built to support the lifestyle we enable as a product.