Senior Backend Engineer at Placemeter

Paris, France

Posted on Jan 27 2016 (over 8 years ago)


European citizens only

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to build web apps, backends and APIs. You’ll play a key part in bringing new features from our video analysis platform to our users.

Our stack includes Django, Django REST framework, MySQL and Cassandra. We don’t expect that you are already an expert in all of those tools, but significant experience with a modern stack such as Django, Rails or MEAN is required.

We are a small team, and we value everything that lets us move fast while keeping our code and design standards high - continuous integration, frequent deployment, great communication tools such as Slack.

This position is in our Paris office but you will regularly travel to our headquarters in New York (for about 1 to 2 weeks every 2 months). As we are just starting to build out the engineering team in Paris, there is an opportunity for you to grow into a tech lead role there.


  • Design and implement the backend portion of user-facing web apps
  • Design, implement and scale public APIs used by our customers and sensors
  • Evolve and maintain our backend architecture and data models


  • 5 years experience in building backends or APIs with a reasonably modern stack (e.g., Django, Rails, MEAN, Play)
  • Proficient in data modeling for relational and NoSQL databases
  • Bonus: Frontend experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment

About Placemeter

Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Placemeter is an urban intelligence platform. We quantify the movement of modern cities, at scale.

Placemeter ingests any kind of video to analyze pedestrian and vehicular movement, revealing hidden patterns and strategic opportunities. We use proprietary computer vision technology to gather data from live streams and archival video. We take privacy very seriously, designing our systems to yield useful data without identity detection.


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