Senior Backend Engineer - Remote or Bozeman/Missoula, MT

  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Remote (Missoula, MT, USA)
  • Jun 09, 2022
Full time Engineering Senior Level Software Software Development

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 Senior Backend Engineer to join our Core Services team. This team is responsible for developing features and services to be leveraged by our product teams building onX apps. 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 our VP of Engineering.


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 suite onX apps

Write unit, integration, and acceptance tests

Participate in architectural decisions involving our services

Collaborate 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


Six (6) or more years of professional software development experience are required, where API development was your professional focus for at least three (3) or more years.
You have experience building and debugging distributed, scalable architectures
You’ve worked with microservices
You evaluate technologies and solutions based on merit, stability, performance and the ability to debug
You are well-versed in modern API 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 write great code
You get stuff done
You take ownership
You’re fun to work with

Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer engineering, computer science or related degree required
Experience working in Golang and/or Rust
Familiarity with Kubernetes
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
Familiarity with MapBox tools and libraries
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, otherwise not anticipated; 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.