Backend Engineer

PXR is a new kind of law firm and technology company. Its purpose is to bring lasting change to the law by creating a highly professional yet deeply humane and responsible working environment. Our mission is to build a great firm of exceptional people, and to become a leading law and technology firm and provider of legal services for entrepreneurs, emerging technology companies and investors in the tech space.
If you enjoy working in a modern and dynamic environment with an exceptional team of people who believe in and live a highly collaborative and open culture, this could be the right job for you.

To bring our vision to market, we are looking for a Backend Engineer (f/d/m) to join our development team.

What you would do in this position

• Build new functionality, models and APIs using Django Rest Framework
• Audit and refactor older parts of the codebase
• Implement unit and integration tests for stability and continuous delivery
• Assist with dependency versioning and security warnings
• Continuously audit and improve security. Keep the system as simple as needed in order to account for the security and stability of every aspect
• Collaborate with engineering on database infrastructure, security and efficiency
• Contribute to team task visibility through participation in our ticket tracking system, daily standups and sprint planning.
• Write code that is easy for other engineers to understand and expand on, through technology/library choices, code style (readability matters), and documentation

What we are looking for

• 2 to 5+ years as a Software Engineer in a modern web-app engineering environment (APIs, SPAs, CI/CD, Cloud infrastructure, Tests, Git, Agile)
• 1+ of those years working primarily with Django (and preferably DRF)

Nice to Have:
• Startup experience and comfort wearing multiple hats
• Experience with large databases and task queues
• Any DevOps experience a plus

What we offer

• You will be part of an exceptional team of people who share the same values and cherish our modern and open firm culture
• We commit to diversity and an inclusive environment, we value diverse personalities, skills and backgrounds
• You will be working with a team of product developers, software engineers and lawyers.
• We offer flexible working hours, home office and remote work
• We offer a competitive compensation package

In this position, you will experience a steep learning curve, grow on a professional level and take the next steps of being a Backend Engineer through strong ownership from the first day on.

As we are a values-based organization, you should be aligned with our company values and not be afraid to speak up and take part in open and challenging discussions.