Backend Engineer (Python, Go) at Fuze

San Francisco, CA, United States of America

Posted on Mar 19 2015 (over 9 years ago)



Company Overview

Fuze is changing the way people connect and interact using our innovative visual collaboration software as a service enabling the enterprise and mobile professional with the ability to share and collaborate on any content from and to any device. With HD video and crystal clear audio that delivers two times the clarity of a standard phone call, it is just like meeting face to face. Our intuitive and powerful solution for visual communication and content collaboration is easy to use and provides a great experience that allows you to connect from any device, at any time, from anywhere in the world. Founded in 2009, we have raised funding from prestigious investors like Hermes Growth Partners, Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures, and Insight Venture Partners. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Seattle. Fuze is carving out a new category in the collaboration space and is growing rapidly and expanding their sales and technical team.

Position Overview

At Fuze we are passionate about building software that enables teams to work together more effectively. We want to harness the power of video and high quality audio to build a meeting product that is intuitive, easy to use, reliable, elegant and above all visually stunning. Running a large scale global service is possible only with high caliber backend developers who are passionate about their craft.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the provisioning and billing components of the Fuze service
  • Interface with Zuora and Salesforce implementations
  • Own the relevant implementation in MySQL
  • Expose functionality as a set of REST/JSON APIs
  • Provide technical leadership by advocating and evangelizing best practices for developing large scale internet services
  • Quickly jump into and solve critical production issues whenever required
  • Perform code maintenance, testing, and analysis
  • Work in a scrum framework to deliver at high velocity, and have the aptitude and interest to be a scrum lead if needed

Position requirements

  • 5+ years hands on experience in Python with some exposure to Python based web frameworks
  • In depth knowledge of core Python - including debugging, performance tuning and unit testing
  • Strong SQL knowledge with exposure to MySQL.
  • Strong experience in Python web frameworks, preferably Pyramid and Pylons.
  • In depth knowledge of an ORM, preferably SqlAlchemy
  • Experience have integrated with Zuora, Salesforce and Marketo is a really big plus
  • Knowledge of Go is not necessary but definitely a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) and 5+ years’ experience
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux environment and with a version control system like SVN or Git
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to own outcomes and results, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a strong desire to learn and take on new challenges is a must


In 3 months, you will have:

  • Take on the billing and provisioning components
  • Understand our Zuora implementation and take ownership of that
  • Implement several monetization features including internalization support
  • Decide on a common set of frameworks, testing and performance monitoring tools to use

In 6 months, you will have:

  • Driven integration with salesforce and marketo
  • Worked closely with Marketing and Sales teams to implement the most revenue impactful features
  • Improved the self-serve workflow and user experience
  • Rebuilt the unit testing and automation framework. Driven higher quality throughout the code base

In 12 months, you will have:

  • Grown to be a lead contributor in the billing redesign


We are building a product that will impact 100s of millions of users every hour of their working day. This is a huge mission and we are passionate about our customers

We are well of the ground and have traction with several important customers. You will see the real world impact of your work from the first week onwards

Your role has one of the most direct impacts to the company’s revenue

You will have a lot of opportunity to learn new technologies

Fuze is a super collaborative environment and very open to new ideas

You will be surrounded by people who are experts in their areas

The usual startup benefits of free lunches and fun working spaces

Full benefits and 401K

AAP/EEO Statement

Fuze provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, or other protected veteran, marital status, familial status, age, handicap or disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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