NewtonX is leveraging automation, AI, and modern technologies to disrupt an antiquated B2B research industry. Our platform helps our clients seamlessly connect with the best subject matter experts for the job, giving them access to the knowledge they need to make smarter decisions with confidence. We're a Two Sigma Ventures backed startup, and having raised $12M in Series A funding, we're growing quickly to continue to build out our first-of-its-kind product!


New York, NY

Senior Backend Engineer (Python/Django)

$150,000-$190,000 / YEAR

NewtonX is building the world's first B2B Knowledge Access Platform. We connect our Fortune 500 clients to subject matter experts with highly specific and hard-to-find knowledge, across all industries. Our mission is to empower people to work smarter and make decisions with confidence, and we're leveraging automation and modern technologies to do it. Our core technologies include a global knowledge network with over 1.4 billion professionals, sophisticated automated outreach platforms, our AI-driven expert search engine, and a robust client support system.

We are seeking Senior Backend Engineers to join our team in designing and developing fault tolerant modular systems utilizing sophisticated APIs, large-scale queuing and streaming systems, data processing pipelines, and more. Our team is smart, visionary, supportive and, above all, excited by what we do! We are looking for strong, inquisitive engineers with clever solutions, with a desire to join a small but fast growing team (


  • Design and develop modular, reusable, and highly functioning production-grade applications

  • Build horizontally scalable software, including RESTful APIs andperformant background jobs that consume queues
  • Help select and influence new technologies/languages/tools/frameworks

  • Collaborate with other technology team members on solution design and code review

  • Perform debugging, tech debt resolution, and continuous code quality improvement

  • Use test driven development (TDD) and maintain test coverage

  • Introduce engineering process improvements and tools (depending on seniority level)

  • Mentoring/pair programming/leadership (depending on seniority level)


  • 4 years MIN experience as a software engineer

  • Strong Python experience across multiple projects (Tech stack: Python, Django, Django Rest Framework, Celery)

  • Hands-on experience developing several Web applications, including REST APIs 

  • Experience building asynchronous job processing applications involving RabbitMQ/Celery

  • Strong SQL experience with any common relational database

  • Experience implementing standard authentication systems (e.g. OAuth using OAuthLib or similar Python libraries), with a firm understanding of how authentication and authorization works in modern web applications

  • Experience working on Agile/Scrum teams

  • Regularly practice test driven development (TDD) with unit and integration tests using frameworks like Pytest, UnitTest, MagicMock, etc.

  • Be extremely comfortable working with version control and branching (e.g. Git)

  • Comfortable working with horizontally scalable systems (e.g. Kubernetes, EKS, ECS, EC2 behind a load balancer)

  • Comfortable working with load testing applications (e.g. K6, Jmeter, Artillery)

  • Bachelor's degree or greater in relevant field of study


  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Experience in our DevOps stack: Docker, Kubernetes/Helm, Jenkins

  • Experience with Redis

  • Experience with RabbitMQ or other major queueing systems (Kafka/PubSub/SQS)

  • Agile development using Jira