Careers at Kenect

Sr. Backend Engineer


Kenect is based in the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah. Our goal is to Kenect businesses with consumers through our state-of-the-art business texting platform.

We work very hard to make text messaging the primary communication tool for any business across the U.S. and Canada. Texting is the way the consumer wants to do business. It’s time for businesses to embrace that trend and stop the constant game of voicemails, phone tag, and making customers wait on hold.

We build JSON APIs in Java Spring Boot that run inside of Docker containers in Kubernetes running in the Google Cloud Platform (there, we got the buzzwords out in one sentence). We are an amazing team, made up of enthusiastic people that enjoy working together. We get excited about the tools and services we are creating and get even more excited about the value we're creating for our customers.

As a Senior Backend Engineer on the team you will be involved in ensuring that we are making the best technical tradeoffs. We believe that senior engineers act as leaders on the team. Our senior engineers help mentor and support junior and mid-level engineers on the team. This happens in many ways (direct mentorship, code reviews, internal training, etc). We're not overly prescribed in the manner in which a senior engineer helps lead the team. We want your input into how you can best contribute.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Several years experience working on a SAAS product as a senior engineer
  • Experience working in a micro-service like architecture
  • Experience building production APIs in Java Spring Boot
  • Experience running production systems in AWS or GCP
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additionally, an ideal candidate would be:

  • Eager to learn and grow, while helping other teammates do the same
  • Self-Sufficient and dependable
  • Goal oriented
  • Entrepreneurial

What Kenect offers!?

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance
  • Your birthday is a paid day off
  • Onsite gym
  • Breakroom full of snacks and drinks
  • Convenient location next to freeway entrance/exit

We believe in hiring self-motivated team members who can run alongside us without needing to be “managed” along the way. Yes, we have managers and 1:1s. Yes, we believe in giving open two-way feedback. We also believe in having team members that can run without the daily guidance that some companies prefer.

Kenect is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization comprised of people of all kinds of backgrounds, and believe this mix is precisely what makes us strong. All employment decisions at Kenect are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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