Backend Engineer and Architect (Remote)

Job description

Make is seeking a full-time Backend Engineer and Architect to craft large-scale software. Beyond problem solving and pull requests, it’s important for this person to effectively communicate and have a genuine enthusiasm for software!

We’re looking for someone who understands how technology should translate to actionable experiences. Our team is passionate about creating world-class apps (like this, this and this) and we want you to make us even better. If this sounds like it might fit what you’re looking for too, read on, and get in touch. 

Manager of One

Great people should be empowered to be great. We’re looking for someone who wants to make big things and shape how they’re built. Self-starting initiative and an enthusiasm for life are core characteristics across the Make team. 

 A Passion For Solving Problems

Our clients have real businesses with real customers, real opportunities and real pain points. We quickly learn their external model plus internal workings. We discern opportunities through empathetic listening and consultative strategy. Our customers view us as trusted advisors and thought leaders. This role materially shapes the products, platforms and features that our award-winning team will produce.  

About Make

Make is a highly personable design and engineering agency based in Texas. We’re passionate about creating world-class software that people enjoy using (read: it works, not just looks great). We’re a multi-disciplinary team of  engineers, designers and other great folks. Our work has been featured in Techcrunch, Mashable, US Weekly, CBS News, Texas Monthly and The Today Show. We’re proud to have a portfolio of work that viewed by millions of people every week and that’s been featured 25+ times in the Apple App Store and Google Play. At the end of the day, we view this as our life’s work and not just our work life. 

Culture + Remote Work

At Make, we’re not only passionate about our craft, but also about our culture. We believe in a thoughtful mix of work, play and growth...and our company values reflect this. Our remote environment allows people to spend more time in the places they most enjoy.


  • Successfully engineer large-scale systems and codebases
  • Write thoughtful code that helps real-world needs

  • Lead a remote team of engineers to ship software on multiple projects

  • Communicate well with sophisticated clients who work at enterprise brands


 Prior Experience

  • Have built at least 1 large-scale software project from scratch and worked on many others

  • +5 Years of back-end experience (ie: Node, Serverless, Java, etc)
  • Integrated numerous 3rd party services into a system architecture

  • Developed or worked with custom APIs

  • Prior experience working at an agency (nice to have)


  • Loves problem solving

  • Has a strong work ethic

  • Enjoys self-managing by looking for what can and should be done

  • Follows-through on responsibilities

  • Attention to detail

  • Honesty

  • Positivity