Backend Developer

Venice, California | Freelance | Job ID #63877 |
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Our client, a creative tech agency, is seeking a Backend Developer to join the team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with Tech Leads and other developers to deliver APIs and back-end code for web-based and native mobile applications
  • Owning data modeling and handling, controller code, session management, authentication, authorization, and integration with external systems
  • Manage hosting environments across multiple platforms, including runtimes, caching, databases, permissions, and file storage
  • Deploying and troubleshooting applications on a static and dynamic runtime systems (eg: Netlify, App Engine, Cloud Functions)
  • Participating in project planning sessions to review development requirements and share work breakdown and estimates of work
  • Participating in code reviews for your and company projects
  • Automating processes including build and deployment pipelines using scripting and CI/CD tools
  • Providing technical support to development engineers in tool usage and build environments while helping on front-end development as needed


  • 4-5 years experience writing server-side code in Python (Go and/or Node.js a big plus), agency experience is a plus
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Working knowledge of edge computing and cloud computing
  • Experience with SQL databases (eg: MySQL, PostgreSQL) through both an ORM and SQL queries
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (eg: Firestore, Mongo)
  • Professional experience with Django, Flask, or similar MVC frameworks
  • Experience with containerization or orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge and interest in automation and scripting (including bash scripts)
  • Working knowledge of the GCP or AWS stack, especially App Engine or Elastic Beanstalk
  • Experience using modern task runners, package managers, and module bundlers such as Pip, NPM, Webpack, Grunt
  • Experience writing and running unit tests
  • Comfortable working at a command line and on Mac, PC, and Linux

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.