Senior Backend Engineer (Python/Terraform/AWS)

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/9/2022 7:05 AM)
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Hi, we’re SmileDirectClub, and we’re big believers that everyone should have access to a smile they love. We also believe that you deserve a job you’ll love. At SmileDirectClub, you’ll help people change their lives – and in doing so, change your own.  


We believe it takes someone special to make a difference, and that what we do positively affects the way people see and share themselves. There’s a reward in knowing you’re bringing about change for the better, and that your personal experience helps you create the best experience for others. That’s why we value our Team Members as much as our Club Members. We believe there’s a piece of us in every smile we make. And that great companies are built person by person. Here’s how:


Winning as a Team. Mentoring you forward works – because when you win, we all do. 


Balancing for stability. Your physical, mental and emotional well-being matter. 


Encouraging the real you. Bring your true self to work – so you can do your best work and feel your best with us every day.  


Let’s make smiles happen – starting with yours.  


We're searching for a Senior Backend Engineer, reporting to the Director, AI & Machine Learning who will help people worldwide to smile more, building novel solutions to problems never before solved.  


  • Enjoy what you work on and how you work on it, and care that people on your team feel the same way. We believe that this is the best way to achieve great results for everybody.
  • Deploying models to production
    •  Building infrastructure to proficiently and cost-effectively run them there. 
    • The items here might be as different as choosing a technology to run computation (e.g lambda vs batch), choosing proper instance type for a workload, or hacking third-party libraries to support custom data types 
    • Currently we are on AWS; using Batch, Lambda, S3, built with Python and Terraform/TypeScript Terraform CDK.
  • Writing back-end services to integrate AI solutions with company infrastructure  This might include writing BFF for a customer facing mobile app or handling some business event from another bounded context (Currently DDD, Python, AWS).
  • Tech Stack: Python, PyTorch and friends, Docker, AWS, TypeScript Terraform CDK


  • Ability to quickly learn what is necessary to get stuff done 
  • Sense of beauty in engineering (ok to replace “beauty” with “simple”)
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Preference to work in a team (group of people with shared vision). We believe that TEAM=PRODUCT

Technical skills: 

  • Fluent in Python. TypeScript knowledge is a plus.
  • Program well (No problems expressing your ideas in code)
  • Good engineering habits (“I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.” - Kent Beck)
  • General knowledge of Terraform. (We would love it if you could implement a feature up to the final deployment without handovers). We find Terraform CDK to have better ergonomics for us then plain Terraform.
  • Some working knowledge of containers.
  • Some SRE stuff about system monitoring and alerting (we use Datadog)
  • Knowledge of common back-end technologies  (databases, queues)
  • Some knowledge of Machine Learning (helpful, but not necessary)

Benefits of Joining the Club

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance including Domestic Partner coverage and company funded HSA
  • Unlimited/Flexible Time Off for Full-Time salaried employees
  • Work from home flexibility and fully remote work culture
  • Eligibility to participate in Yearly Bonus, subject to business performance
  • Eligibility for RSU Equity Grant Package 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including one Flexible Holiday offered per year for team members to take time to celebrate key holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • 401k with company match and financial planning resources
  • TMSPP (Team Member Stock Purchase Program)
  • Generous Aligner & Oral Care Discount and annual allowance for Friends & Family
  • SmileWell wellness program focused on a holistic health approach, including no-cost Team Member Assistance Program offering free mental health and other various services
  • Discounted Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Collaborative work environment and positive culture including work/life balance initiatives
  • Opportunities to grow within a fast-paced, innovative company  

Company Profile

SmileDirectClub created the first end-to-end solution for your smile. An estimated 85% of people could benefit from orthodontic care, yet only 1% receive it each year with convenience and cost being the biggest issue. SmileDirectClub exists to help bridge that gap. 

Since our founding in 2014, SmileDirectClub has helped more than 1.8 million people transform their smiles through our pioneering telehealth platform for orthodontia. We’re an international oral care leader, with hundreds of SmileShops, a nationwide network of hundreds of affiliated state-licensed dentists and orthodontists and Partner Network offices across all 50 states, and thousands of Team Members across the globe. 




SmileDirectClub is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. SmileDirectClub is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let us know at Internal Team Members may contact the Benefits team for reasonable accommodation requests.



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