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Backend Engineer

Help us build and deliver software and systems that work with large quantities of data in efficient, maintainable ways.

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About this role

We are in search of an exceptional backend software engineer who will play a pivotal role in designing and implementing software and systems capable of efficiently managing substantial volumes of data. This individual will assume a significant role in the development and maintenance of technology and software integral to our production systems. As part of this exciting journey, you will gain valuable expertise in our diverse technology stack, which encompasses technologies such as Go, Rust, AWS, bare-metal Kubernetes, Docker, ceph,, GitHub, Websockets, RESTful APIs, Kafka, Cassandra, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch.


  • Write reliable, high quality, performant, maintainable code.
  • Contribute to all areas of’s stack, from ingesting data from 3rd parties, to data processing pipelines, to domain services to external facing APIs
  • Collaborate daily with a small team of passionate engineers.
  • Conduct timely code and PR reviews
  • Collaborate daily with Product leadership and other stakeholders to assure that requirements are met and issues are handled in a timely manner.
  • You will not only be responsible for creating cutting-edge software solutions but also for prioritizing customer care as a core element of your role.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Significant, demonstrable experience with Go.
  • 3 or more years of professional experience
  • Proficient in the English language (both written and verbal). Continuous communication is essential to success in our distributed work environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to understand complex technical and architectural issues, and propose iterative solutions to solve those issues
  • Experience working with other engineers in a distributed workplace.
  • Positive, approachable personality.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and pair with others to solve issues.
  • Self starter, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to investigate issues with minimal guidance.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with big data, especially from a pipeline perspective.
  • Experience working with OpenAPI specifications and REST APIs.
  • Knowledge of how services are deployed and operated in Kubernetes.
  • Experience working for a growth oriented Fintech startup.
  • Experience with other programming languages, such as Rust or Python.


At, we’re on a mission to modernize Wall Street, empowering developers with the tools they need to shape the future of finance. We’re reimagining financial market data for the 21st century, removing barriers, simplifying access, and creating frictionless, forward-thinking technologies.

Join us and become part of a passionate team that consistently sets new industry standards, creating a profound impact on the world of finance and technology, and leveling the playing field by providing fair access for all.

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Benefits for full time offers from Polygon include, but are not limited to, comprehensive medical plans, 401(k), and unlimited time off. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

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