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Software Engineer III (Backend)



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024


Guru is an AI-powered knowledge platform that acts as a company's enterprise search engine, wiki, and intranet all rolled into one. Guru uses advanced AI to not only store information but also understand it and

deliver the right answers to the right people, exactly when they need it. This translates to increased efficiency, improved decision-making, and a boost in overall productivity for our customers.

As a Backend Software Engineer, you'll play a vital role in the continued growth of Guru’s robust platform. You'll collaborate closely with a talented team of developers and designers to design, develop, and deploy critical backend services, APIs, and internal tools. Your expertise will ensure seamless communication between our front-end applications, third-party services, and the powerful AI core of Guru.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of APIs and Services that integrate with our frontend applications and third-party services
  • Work closely with cross-functional software development team to shape requirements into epics and stories that deliver impactful features for our customers
  • Support a mission-critical SaaS offering by ensuring reliability in serving thousands of customers' critical business needs
  • Maintain code quality and integrity by actively participating in code reviews and surfacing opportunities for paying down technical debt


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Java software development building scalable enterprise applications
  • Proficient in implementing REST APIs
  • Strong SQL and relational database skills
  • Experience with cloud services, particularly AWS
  • Skilled in modern software development and deployment practices, including automated testing, version control with Git, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Natural preference for iterative development and approaches
  • Strong preference for pairing, collaboration, and teamwork

Preferred but not required:

  • Familiarity with CircleCI
  • Experience with OpenSearch/Elasticsearch
  • Experience with Python for migration purposes

Hey, not everybody checks all the boxes, apply and let us get to know you and your experiences and we can learn and grow together here at Guru!

Compensation and benefits

Note: Disclosure as required by relevant state law of the base salary compensation range for this role when being hired in Colorado, New York and Washington. The base salary compensation range for the position outlined is $143,000- $157,500. You may also be offered incentive stock options and benefits. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO, Paid sick leave, Paid parental leave, Paid family leave, Paid holidays, Mental health and wellbeing offerings, HSA/FSA available (where applicable), Office set-up reimbursement, Life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage, Short & long term disability coverage, and a Company-issued laptop and accessories.

The final job level and compensation will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, years of relevant experience, skills, qualifications, certifications, geographic location, and other business considerations.

In Addition

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Parental, Family & Medical Leave
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • 401k
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Thrive After Five: in recognition of our long-tenured employees, Guru celebrates your five year anniversary with a $10,000 personal travel reimbursement
  • Remote perks
  • Generous medical benefits package
  • Guru-sponsored company & team events, no matter where you work

We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.