We’re building technology to help solve cold cases—join us!

 

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Devops/Backend Engineer

[Location] Remote

[Salary] $80k-$120k + equity

 

[About Uncovered]
Every year, more than 5,000 cases go unsolved, and because of law enforcement’s need to “allocate resources,” the cases that go cold most often involve victims who are women, persons of color, or LGBTQ+.

We’re building a software platform to combine data, analytics, and the wisdom of the community to help solve the cold cases of murdered or missing people. We believe the more resources we can provide to digital volunteers and citizen solvers mean more Citizen Detective communities.

We’re a public benefit company, and our mission is to:

  • Bring peace to the families of murdered or missing people
  • Reduce the burden on law enforcement
  • Help influence public policy in support of equality in criminal justice reform
  • Help overturn wrongful convictions


[Job Responsibilities]

Uncovered is a pre-seed startup with a mission to use technology to solve cold cases. We are looking to expand our team and our tech stack by adding a DevOps/Backend Engineer to help us grow quickly and sustainably.

As an early member of the engineering team, you will play a critical role in developing the product and building the foundation of the company. The ideal candidate will be excited about joining an early stage company and having a major impact on both the engineering team and the overall business.


[What You’ll Do]

  • Define and shape backend practices at Uncovered, being responsible for operational monitoring.
  • Design and implement backend systems that are solid, scalable, and flexible.
  • Maintain a healthy backend service and resolve live issues.
  • Collaborate with our front-end dev and product team to deliver new features to customers.
  • Improve and optimize backend stacks for better shape and faster response.
  • Help select technologies and define the strategic direction for our system architecture.
  • Come up with great new ideas for features and better ways of implementing existing ones.
  • Help us determine what we should build vs. what we should buy.
  • Help build the company you want to work for.


[Qualifications]
The following qualifications will help the DevOps/Backend Engineer thrive in their role, but not all are required to be considered for employment. Uncovered aims to build a diverse and inclusive team and invests in training and development to help each individual team member achieve the greatest contribution to the mission.

  • Strong development skills in Javascript and Python (other languages are a plus)
  • Experience working with Postgres or other SQL databases
  • Comfortable using DevOps tools for source control, automated build, and service containers
  • Experience with database engineering including SQL/GraphQL
  • Ability to design both relational or document-based schemas for proper use cases
  • In-depth understanding of the fundamentals of web technologies, data structure, and algorithms
  • Great team communication, including writing and verbal skills; adept at communicating through the framework of stand-ups, team meetings, and ongoing project communication
  • Great self-management on time and priorities


[Preferred Qualifications]

  • Experience with React
  • Experience operating relational databases at scale
  • Experience with containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience or interest in graph technology


[Who You Are]

  • You are passionate about our mission of bringing peace to the families of the missing and murdered.
  • You are comfortable operating on both strategic and tactical levels, simultaneously acting as an internal ambassador, educator, analyst, solutions architect, and implementer.
  • You are flexible and respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; you have the ability to work under tight deadlines and plan, organize, and carry out multiple, detailed tasks.
  • You have excellent analytical, decision-making, and complex problem-solving skills.
  • You are comfortable in a remote environment—a self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and as a team player, who takes ownership and accountability of their work.


[Work Hours & Benefits]

Uncovered is a small, remote-first team, with regular interaction. This is a full-time role. Working hours and location are flexible—we want you to work whenever and however you’re most productive. As a pre-seed startup, Uncovered offers the opportunity to help build something new and contribute to the success of the company in its effort to uncover answers for families of the murdered and missing.


[Perks]

  • Build technology to achieve positive social impact
  • Fast growth and learning opportunity—we ship, learn, and iterate rapidly
  • Remote team—work from wherever you like!
  • Competitive salary and equity

Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Is your experience close to what we’ve described but maybe you feel you’re missing a few of the requirements? Are you excited about this position but it falls outside of your salary range? We encourage you to connect with us anyway. We look for people with exceptional potential, and we know this can take many forms. We believe the highest-performing teams include people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.

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Add your name to our watchlist. We’re always looking for awesome talent who believes victims deserve a voice, families deserve answers, and no one should be a statistic.

Our Values

Insatiable Curiosity

Whether it’s the missing information that could crack a case, the details of a feature that could unlock new opportunities, or the improvement of an existing internal process, our curiosity knows no bounds.

Inclusive by Design

We find value in all people. Whether it’s giving voice to the underrepresented, advocating for the underdog, or extending an olive branch to the communities we wish were better.

Technology for a Purpose

Technology has the power to solve big problems in the world. We are intentional about using data to create systems of efficiency and discovery, but not arrogant enough to not see when a human lens is more powerful.

Bias For Action

To change the future, we can’t wait for someone else to give us the green light. It’s our nature to jump in and do something, share our findings before we’re ready, and know that done is better than perfect.

Together We Can

While no one can do everything, everyone can do something. When we put our mission above ourselves, we can encourage and elevate others, creating a collective impact as a force of nature.

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