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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Senior Backend Engineer

  • R&D
  • Tel Aviv
  • Associate


Who are we?

Zencity is re-inventing the way governments listen to, understand, and interact with their residents. Our community trust platform uses advanced Natural Language Processing, ML algorithms and generative AI to help government organizations hear from more citizens, be more data-driven and increase resident satisfaction.

Zencity’s global team of urban enthusiasts and data geeks work with hundreds of cities and counties worldwide - from Los Angeles, to Chicago, to Tel Aviv. If you’re passionate about joining a growing company whose focus is on leveraging data and tech to radically improve life in communities - your place is with us!

What is the role?

  • Develop, test, and deploy new features and enhancements for our AI-driven platform.
  • Build and manage robust data pipelines to support analytics and AI functionalities.
  • Work closely with the Analytics and Applied AI team, as well as collaborate with R&D teams from other products within the company.
  • Participate in code reviews, provide constructive feedback, and guide other team members.
  • Optimize and maintain existing codebase, ensuring high performance and scalability.
  • Contribute to architectural decisions and improve development processes.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies, integrating them into your work where applicable.


  • At least 6 years of experience in backend development
  • Extensive experience with the Python ecosystem and familiarity with nodejs
  • Solid understanding of cloud services, in particular AWS services.
  • Proven experience working with Data platform tools like Databricks, airflow and spark
  • Familiarity with containers and K8s
  • Experience with Agile development process and automated testing
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, delivery-driven environment
  • Ability to collaborate with a variety of teams: product, design and occasionally go-to-market teams

It’s even better if you have:

  • Designed and built a POC or product/service from the ground up or architected a product/service in your current or previous roles
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools and practices.
  • Contributions to open-source projects or active participation in the developer community.

***Zencity is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidate