Backend Engineers - Golang (Contract OK)

Axiom Zen USA (San Francisco and Remote)

Axiom Zen is a team of experienced software architects, engineers, and designers who like to work on experimental, cutting-edge projects. With an open, supportive environment, we can give you space to create the best work of your life. Working alongside some of the best talent in the world, you will drive rewarding projects forward, impacting lives and expanding the frontiers of technology. Your experience at Axiom Zen will be rewarding, challenging, and fun. If you're a talented, hard-working, and creative builder with backend development experience and a demonstrated record of achievement, Axiom Zen is the place for you to take your career to the next level.


Position Description

Axiom Zen is a best practices-driven engineering team (committed to continuous deployment, continuous integration, automated testing, etc). We are looking for startup-minded engineers to join our team. If you're a talented, hard-working, and creative builder with amazing back-end development skills, Axiom Zen is the place for you to take your career to the next level. 

Among others our recent works leverage Golang, Node.js, Swift, Objective-C, Java, Python, and Lisp. We also work with technologies such as React, Webpack, and Sass, as well as vanilla CSS and JavaScript.

This position is open to freelancers with the possibility to transition to a full-time role, and can be remote. We are collaborating with a U.S. Government-funded NGO and therefore this position requires U.S. Citizenship. Non-US Citizens and Green Card Holders are not eligible.


As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Expertise with Golang 
  • Experience using graph databases like Neo4j
  • Experience shipping high quality code in a fast-paced mission-critical environment
  • Commitment to practical application of best practices in software development including TDD, continuous integration, Agile, and continuous delivery
  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals, algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Familiarity and comfort with git and GitHub
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience



  • Good grasp of UX and UI design principles
  • Interest or expertise in big data, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition or other artificial intelligence
  • Prior startup experience with top-tier companies
  • Experience working remotely


How to Apply

Apply via the form below and be sure to include information that will help us get to know you better, such as links to GitHub, your portfolio, or recent side projects. Feel free to include brief details on the most impressive thing you have built or achieved -- this isn’t mandatory, but we want to be impressed!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


About Us

Axiom Zen is a startup that builds startups. We specialize in new venture creation, taking ideas from paper to product-market fit. We have developed the people, processes, and perspectives necessary to successfully navigate the nexus where the latest advancements in design, engineering, and business intersect.

We believe traditional approaches to innovation have stopped working; the strategic landscape is changing too fast. By the time carefully-laid plans are implemented, they are already outdated. A successful endeavor doesn’t play catch-up!

Optimizing for impact often means working with emerging technologies (like VR and AI), but also includes advances in product, visual design, and even storytelling. Our team of fifty founder-quality engineers, designers, and product leads combine a wealth of experience from fast-growing startups as well as companies like Apple, Google, and SpaceX.


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