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Senior Backend Engineer



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Software Engineering
Ramat Gan, Israel
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020


Placer.ai is a fast-growing big data startup led by seasoned executives and repeat entrepreneurs who are building the world's first "Google Analytics for the physical world." Placer.ai’s platform provides instant visibility into any property in the U.S., presenting accurate details about visitation patterns and demographic breakdowns of visitors. Placer.ai’s customers can see where visitors have been before, where they go afterwards, where they typically go for sports, entertainment, groceries, etc., and what their interests are. Placer.ai's A.I.-based SaaS platform replaces archaic solutions such as manual surveys, installed cameras and other people-counting systems, creating a blue ocean market of more than $100B.

Placer.ai has grown 3x year-over-year for the past 3 years, counting more than 2,700 paying customers across a range of industries, including 2 of the world’s top-10 retailers, 2 of the top-10 CPG firms worldwide, a world’s top hospitality firm, 2 of the world’s top-10 commercial real estate (CRE) firms and 2 of the world’s top multinational asset managers and hedge funds. Placer.ai has just raised $100M for Unicorn ($1B+) valuation in Series C funding.


As a senior backend engineer at Placer.ai you will own, develop and rollout services at our core analytics engine, you will tackle large scale and load challenges, using best suitable tools and technology.

Improve performance and stability of of services processing TB's/ a day.

Push, learn new technologies and ideas which will improve product experience and developer efficiency.


  • Play a central role in building complex and large scale systems that powers Placer.ai’s platform
  • Measure, analyze and improve the performance, scalability and robustness of the product and processes
  • Carry tasks end-to-end, from design to deployment, and take full ownership
  • Assist team members to excel at their job by code and design reviews, and technical guidance
  • Collaborate with Product, Analysts and Data science teams in order to improve the product’s quality and deliver new features


  • BSc degree in Computer Science or an equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional backend experience
  • Strong coding skills and a “get-things-done” approach
  • Willingness and patience to share your wisdom & experience
  • Experience with large scale production systems
  • Experience working with a cloud provider


  • 2+ years of experience with Python, pandas, celery, RabbitMQ, and MongoDB
  • Experience with Docker & Kubernetes
  • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform
  • Developing complex large scale data pipelines


  • Join a rocketship! We are pioneers of a new market that we are creating
  • Take a central and critical role at Placer.ai
  • Work with, and learn from, top-notch talent
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits


Placer.ai is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Placer.ai’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Placer.ai applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact Placer.ai’s Human Resources Department to make the need for an accommodation known.



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