Senior Backend Engineer

Backend Engineer


At KhataBook, we’re building utility solutions for small & medium businesses (SMBs). Our first offering – an Android app enabling businesses to digitally record the credit they extend to customers – went viral. In a matter of months, KhataBook has been downloaded 2M times, and more and more businesses are becoming a part of this network.

Some context of the market: 90% of India’s ~$1 Trillion Retail Market is controlled by traditional/unorganized sector. Which means ~$900B worth of commerce flows through ~50M small & medium shops/warehouses/kiosks/homes, scattered all over the country – from mighty metros to tiny villages. A network powered by millions of businesses, built-in turn to power these businesses – that’s our goal at KhataBook.

We’re a small team based in Bengaluru, funded by Sequoia, Info Edge & Y Combinator and we’re always looking for great folks to come and join us on this amazing adventure.


As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will be first hand responsible for designing our architecture, implementing it and making crucial technology decisions.

You will build high-quality software, inspire junior developers to write good code, and maintain a culture of high-performance engineering teams with exemplary work.

As the engineer building the foundation of our systems, you will end up working with product, frontend and DevOps/infra teams to architect the systems and data flow

You will ensure our customers and engineers always have a top-notch experience with your work!


  • 3+ years of intense experience writing production backend services at scale
  • Good understanding of Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented Design and Databases
  • Deep understanding of SQL database architecture – data modelling and scalable schema design
  • Working knowledge of message queues, NoSQL databases & caching systems
  • Experience with Docker and running applications on containers
  • In-depth understanding of cloud platform (AWS or GCP) and building services for scale
  • Experience writing 12-Factor RESTful backend services
  • Basic knowledge of python, scripting and common data-science toolkits is a plus
  • Bonus points for experience with Typescript, Node.js

Tech Stack

  • Node.js, Typescript
  • Python – pandas, scikit-learn
  • DB – PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis
  • AWS cloud – EC2, RDS, S3.


Will match market rate


HSR Layout, Bengaluru

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