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Backend Engineer

Earth Force Technologies

Earth Force Technologies

Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023
Forests play an outsized role in climate impact. Globally, the natural cycle due to fall and regrowth alone results in larger fluctuation in GHG than all anthropogenic emissions combined. The exponential growth in wildfires, thus, is one of climate change’s most impactful implications to both nature and humanity. And it is happening right now, worldwide. In California alone, wildfires are now causing billions of dollars in damage and emitting the same amount of CO2 as 20M cars or 10M homes each year. While wildfire prevention is 20x more cost-effective than wildfire mitigation, in the current pace and scale of mitigation projects we are falling woefully behind the need.

At Earth Force, we’re developing a software solution suite that unlocks the execution of the landscape-scale wildfire prevention projects crucial for combatting the wildfire crisis.

Earth Force’s engineering team is building new products from scratch to combat the wildfire crisis. Together, we are designing the current and future architecture, using the top available technologies and building amazing new products. We are a small and nimble team so everyone is important and affects the future of Earth Force’s products. We welcome diverse perspectives and adopt a "can do" mindset to everything we do.

Our products involve a mix of cutting-edge technologies ranging from low-latency video streaming to customer-facing web products. As a Backend Engineer on the team you’ll be responsible for:
  • Shaping the product architecture and playing an active role in the design process
  • Building, maintaining and up scaling the company data pipeline.
  • Maintain and develop our cloud platform.
  • Building web and mobile applications that work both on-line and off-line
  • Building and designing company data warehouse and DBs and the relationships between them
  • Owning end-to-end major components and codebases
  • Making additional contributions to other Earth Force products
  • Helping onboard and ramp up additional team members

Required qualifications:
  • BA in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years as a backend engineer using Python
  • Demonstrable experience working on projects involving multiple DBs and microservices architecture in a Cloud environment (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Strong DevOps skills. Be able to independently install, configure and maintain different system components on bare-metal Linux machines / self managed K8S clusters.
  • 2+ years experience in cloud platform management using terraform (or equivalent) and in managing security, storage and compute in cloud environments
  • 2+ years working with Kubernetes, Docker and CI/CD tools
  • Experience with system monitoring and alerting tools
  • High level verbal and written proficiency in English