Backend Engineer - Montana or Remote

  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Bozeman, MT, USA)
  • Jan 04, 2023
Full time Engineering

Job Description


onX is seeking a talented Backend Engineer to help our Customer Journey team. This team focuses on the complete user journey throughout our products including onboarding, purchasing, and user profiles. We practice data-driven decision-making and emphasize experimentation. Engineers on our team have ownership and autonomy to create, develop and analyze their work in the context of greater company objectives. 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.


Hybrid from Montana or fully remote from select locations. onX’s corporate offices are located in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana. This position can be performed near a corporate office or remotely from one of onX’s “Basecamps,” which are emerging locations where our remote onXers cluster for work and adventure. onX’s current Basecamps are located within a 120-mile radius of the following: Austin, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. 

Software Engineering applicants outside of these locations will be considered on an individual basis and still encouraged to apply, except for AK, HI, IL, MA, NY, ND, OH, WY, and Washington DC. For more information, please contact 

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

  • Embody onX's company values


  • Minimum five (5) years of professional software development experience required, where API development was your professional focus for at least three (3) or more 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


  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, software engineering or related degree required
  • Experience working in Go
  • Experience with Elixir or other FP languages
  • 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 working with payment systems such as Stripe
  • Experience working with a distributed team