Tilt • Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

About TILT

E-commerce sites are 💀 😴 💩. Online shopping has been the same uninspiring experience for the last two decades. A seismic shift in consumer culture is happening. TILT is at the forefront of this; we are bringing the fun and energy back to shopping by creating a familiar, yet wildly new shopping experience.

TILT was founded in 2021 by former early members and heads at Revolut. We are backed by the same people who funded and built some of the world's best technology companies. We've got the firepower to build a culturally impactful product and we need the right people to join us. Come aboard as we shape new landscapes in commerce and push the boundaries on what is possible! 🛸

Abhi - 👽 🎮 🧥 - Co-founder/CEO

  • Joined Revolut in 2016, first data hire & Head of Data Science

  • Built the data org and infra from scratch, scaled team to 100+ people

Neil - ⚡️🐯 🌊 - Co-founder

  • Joined Revolut in 2015, employee #5, Global Head of Int'l Expansion & Auth

  • Built a lot of payments stuff, launched a bunch of markets, grew some amazing people

Why Work at TILT?

  • You'll be part of a vibrant and experimental culture where you'll build a groundbreaking shopping experience for millions across the world. As a team, we'll consistently challenge conventions and push the limits to deliver the best products for our users.

  • You'll join an ambitious, smart and friendly team that learns and grows together. We've previously built great teams and fostered environments that helped our people develop amazing careers; we'll do the same at TILT.

  • You'll be proud of the work you produce for years to come. We are open-minded and give everyone the floor to share ideas. You'll have the freedom to bring your best and really impact culture.

About the Role

We are looking for a backend engineer to help build our platform and make engineering a core part of TILT's culture. This is a pivotal role where you'll help take our company from 0 → 1. Since we are pre-product, we offer an open playground for you to explore new technologies and produce high-impact work that directly impacts our users. Our product is very unique and thus there are new problems to solve and incredible opportunities for growth and ownership.

What You'll Be Doing

As a backend engineer, you will work with our engineering team to identify core problems and have the agency to solve them in your own way. A few of the initial challenges you'll tackle are:

  • Implementing and maintaining infra, ensuring our product scales to millions of users

  • Developing unique services that span across commerce, multimedia and real-time interactions

  • Contributing to build an elite platform and engineering culture from scratch

Whether it's tweaking our deployment pipeline, breaking down complex products into simple services, or even helping us scope our next feature, you'll define your day-to-day tasks.

What We're Looking For

  • Experience building real-time, scalable and distributed mobile APIs (video/streaming, commerce, social apps)

  • Proven ability to communicate technical challenges

  • Track record of writing exceptional software using:

    • Node.js, GO or JVM

    • AWS or GCP

    • PostgreSQL

  • A hunger to build something remarkable

  • Bonus: experience with multimedia and games

Perks & Benefits

  • 29 paid vacation days (excl. federal holidays)

  • Work from home opportunities

  • Stock options - we share in our growth

  • Fully remote & distributed team

  • MacBook Pro, display & accessories

  • Annual offsite and regular team-building events

  • Competitive salary

Want to join?

Have we captivated you? We've been quite vague with our exact product since we're building in stealth, but we'll happily share more on a call! Apply below with a brief message about why you want to join us and what you hope to achieve at TILT. Please include any relevant information as well.

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Work from home allowance

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Tilt provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Tilt is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Tilt

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Remote Only
What employees are saying

"The team is working on something game changing, which leads to a very high degree of variation in challenges. This means there are lots of opportunities to learn new things and execute."

Anonymous Tilt Employee

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies – 1st

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies – 1st

Industry awards 2022