Backend Engineer - Routing & Navigation - Remote

  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Dec 27, 2021
Full time Engineering Software

Job Description


onX is a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation. With offices in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana, we are inspired by the landscapes that surround us. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day with a singular goal–to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We do this by engineering industry-leading technology, and by crafting dynamic outdoor experiences. 

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, tech-forward environment where ownership and accountability are essential.


onX is seeking a talented Backend Engineer with a passion for innovation and being on the leading edge of API development. This team is responsible for developing features and services to support the map annotations and collaborations that help our users effectively plan and execute on their adventures. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic growing company focused on making an impact on the business, working with new technologies, and solving hard problems. This position will report to an Engineering Manager.


Missoula, MT; Bozeman, MT; or Remote from the USA only.  Additionally, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. We do not sponsor work visas (of any kind ) for this position at this time. 


(Essential Job Duties)

  • Build scalable services to support new features and products for the onX suite of apps.

  • Write unit, integration, and acceptance tests

  • Participate in architectural decisions involving our services

  • Collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders

  • Lead by example - embody our company values

  • Leverage and extend existing onX services

  • Participate in an on-call schedule to support backend services after work hours


  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, software engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional software development experience required, where API development was your professional focus for at least two (2) years. 
  • You have experience building and debugging distributed, scalable microservices architecture
  • You evaluate technologies and solutions based on merit, stability, performance, and the ability to debug 
  • You are well-versed in modern API and systems design and development 
  • You have a strong computer science foundation 
  • You believe that your profession is a craft and you’re driven to improve every day 
  • You are an advocate for the customer and their experience 
  • You want to work with other happy, talented engineers 
  • You want to mentor junior engineers and be mentored by other senior engineers 
  • You write great code 
  • You get stuff done 
  • You take ownership 
  • You’re fun to work with


  • Experience working in Go preferred 
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and infrastructure-as-code technologies such as Terraform
  • Familiarity with at least one major cloud platform provider such as Google Cloud Platform 
  • Strong background in relational databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL 
  • Experience with geospatial databases such as PostGIS 
  • Experience working with a distributed team


The following physical requirements represent those that are required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting - [90%]
  • Standing - [0%]
  • Walking - [10%]
  • Bending - [Occasionally]
  • Kneeling - [Some]
  • Lifting - [Up to 25 pounds]
  • Reaching - [Regularly]
  • Telephone Use - [Yes]
  • Computer Use/Manual Dexterity - Yes
  • Ability to travel - Depends on location; remote employees typically travel to Montana twice per year


  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan 
  • Parental leave plan of four or six weeks fully paid
  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%
  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks
  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym
  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays


Our principles guide the decisions making of our company.  They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience, and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring, and actionable–a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance. 

We put the customer first.

We are passionate.

We win as a team.

We take ownership

We work with urgency.

We are curious and seek the truth.

We innovate & take risks.


Position open until filled

onX is an Equal Opportunity Employer