simplehuman is hiring a

Backend Engineer

Torrance, United States

The role…

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to be responsible for the development and implementation of various products and platforms such as IoT, cloud backend, ecommerce (Shopify).

The ideal candidate must have experience with serverless cloud (mainly AWS) and app architecture and implementations for IoT and ecommerce products from scratch.  The ideal candidate should have hands on experience including Server/Database configurations and maintenance, API development, Responsive Design, Micro Services, and Middleware integrations.

As we continue to expand into more technology-enabled products, the Backend ngineer will play a crucial role in designing our award-winning consumer products that make life more efficient at home.  This is a full-time position in our Torrance, CA office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop the cloud architecture and deployment for new products, apps and ecommerce platforms.
  • Work with the product team to design and implement communication protocol between product and servers.
  • Work with QC and test engineers to investigate, test, and make improvements
  • Maintain the servers for ecommerce and IoT operations
  • iOS app development with swift (Good to have)
  • Android app development with Kotlin (Good to have)
  • Experience with iOT devices (Good to have)


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

Experience with connected consumer electronics hardware devices.  Relevant products include smart watches, connected speakers, smart home appliances, etc. 

Experience with the following server platform and services:

  • AWS – Lambda
  • IoT Core & IoT analytics
  • S3
  • Elastic Cloud Compute
  • Quicksight
  • API Gateway
  • Route 53
  • CodePipeline


  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Javascript / React / ES6
  • Objective C
  • js


  • MongoDB
  • DynamoDB

Oracle Server related:

  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Redis


  • Visual Studio
  • XcodeCloud

Cloud Services:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud


  • GitHub
  • Docker


We create tools for efficient living.  Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline simple tasks – ones that are so basic that we take them for granted.  We make gorgeous trash cans that respond to voice commands, mirrors that speak with Alexa, and soap pumps that dispense with a wave of the hand.  At simplehuman, we value ingenuity, precise communications, fast iteration and scrappiness.  We’re laid-back, but work hard.  And we only build products we love to use ourselves.

  • Tight-knit team with work hard, play hard tradition – we take pride in individual and team success and push boundaries to make the best products.
  • Cool office with full-court gym + fitness activities/classes (basketball, yoga, volleyball, badminton, krav maga, more) + weight room
  • Free Friday breakfasts + birthday celebrations + holiday parties/trips + juice club
  • Great benefits + Competitive compensation



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