Team Lead - Backend Engineering

New Delhi, Delhi, India


The Team Lead Backend Engineering will be a key member of Airwoot’s technical team reporting to the Head of Engineering, responsible for the development and scaling of our platform. As Team Lead, the spectrum of responsibilities will also include managing the Backend Engineering Team in their day to day tasks and any technical challenges they may face. The ideal candidate should be exposed to the startup culture and be willing to work in a high pressure environment with ambiguous requirements.


Product culture

At Airwoot, we believe in strong team, solid vision and consistent execution. One dimension which binds these characteristics is to have a strong product culture. A strong product culture means that the team understands the importance of continuous execution and learning.  

  • We understand the need to break things in order to learn, but we break them faster and mitigate the risks.
  • We understand the need for continuous innovation.
  • We know that great products are the result of team collaboration.
  • We respect and value our designers and engineers.
  • We understand the power of motivated product team and engineering excellence.


Summary and Requirements

Apart from a proven track record in engineering excellence, the candidate must have a deep exposure to agile development practices and be capable of guiding his team in complying with Airwoot’s best practices. The candidate should have a minimum of 4 yrs of experience with:

  • Deep expertise in at least one of our main programming languages: Python, C
  • Big Data Buzzword Compliance: MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, Solr/Lucene
  • Strong experience with NoSQL and SQL databases, ideally: Mongo, Redis, PostgreSQL
  • The desire to quickly learn new technologies and work on existing code written in any programming language.
  • Ideally already developed highly scalable and highly available web services.
  • as a big plus: already worked with social@scale
  • Expertise in multithreaded programming and tasks queue management
  • Hands on with Cloud infrastructure (S3, EC2, Route53)


Job perks

  • Highly passionate team of A-star co-workers, advisors and investors
  • Open and embracing culture for the latest hot technologies
  • a high level of freedom and responsibility
  • a competitive salary, equity benefits


In order to apply just write to with a brief description about yourself.