Sr. Backend Engineer

Remote Europe

🌎 Location: Remote within Europe

⬆ Reporting Into: Lead Software Engineer


About Ceros

At Ceros, we are artists and technologists, and our dual soul is our unique strength. We value and ignite creativity at every level, reimagining Ceros to lead in this new era. As we embark on the next chapter in our mission to unlock creativity, Ceros is not just evolving, but leading the charge in an AI-driven world, becoming the world’s premier provider of AI-powered creative solutions for the enterprise sector.

Our growing suite of cloud-based tools is specifically designed to empower professional creators, enabling them to push beyond their design boundaries and transform the way they collaborate with their teams.

Today, our products are powering some of the most engaging experiences on the web. In 2021 alone, interactive content created with Ceros Studio — from landing pages and pitch decks to interactive social media — were viewed more than half a billion times, and over 3 million comments have been added to digital content using MarkUp, our visual collaboration tool.

Working at Ceros means making an impact at scale. Our products and services are beloved by over 500,000 users and leveraged by leading brands including Mashable, Bloomberg, Red Bull, and Pinterest. And we're building something even bigger and better: the creative operating system of the future, viewed through an AI-first lens.

Ceros is backed and well-funded by top-tier investors including Sumeru Equity Partners, Grotech Ventures, Greycroft, and Starvest Partners.

We are remote-first forever with a 4½ day workweek that finishes every Friday at 1pm.


The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior or Staff Backend Engineer to join our dynamic and growing team, working on our revolutionary product, Gemma. Gemma is an AI creative assistant to empowers users to be more creative and helps with tasks such as generating ideas, imagery, and content while interacting with other tools in the Ceros suite.

Our current tech stack is:

  • Frontend: TypeScript, React.js
  • Backend: Python, Temporal
  • Storage: Postgres, Redis, S3
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Cloudflare, Serverless - Lambda

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop scalable and performant applications.
  • Produce high-quality software that is unit-tested and code-reviewed.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in AI technology and integrate them into Gemma to improve its functionality.
  • Research and develop POCs for new Gemma features.
  • Actively work on bug fixing, improving application performance, and preserving application quality.
  • Ensure availability and reliability in our production environments.
  • Identify, leverage, and successfully evangelize opportunities to improve engineering productivity.
  • Improve monitoring, security, and performance.

Practical stuff we anticipate you having

  • 7+ years of experience building applications
  • Strong Python knowledge and experience. 
  • Familiarity with Postgres, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with AI technologies, specifically in the area of prompt engineering, can set you apart from other candidates.
  • Good level of English (verbal and written).
  • Understanding of modern software architecture e.g. microservices, CD,
  • Knowledge of Open API.
  • Good understanding of SQL.
  • Experience with frontend technologies such as React is a plus. 

What we’re looking for from the heart

  • A person who has a keen eye for detail
  • A person who enjoys building new things
  • A person who has a systemic mindset

Key Things to Know

  • This is a full-time position
  • This is a remote-first role
  • This role will work within a European timezone 


📈 Stock options

🏥 Private Medical Insurance* 

🌴 Unlimited vacation days

🤒 Paid Sick days

🧘 Half-day "Wellness Fridays"

💻 Excellent gear (Macbook Air, external monitor, etc.)

💵 Stipend for the home office setup

🎓 Growth and Learning opportunities within the company

👩‍💻👨‍💻 Virtual experiences in which Cerosians can collaborate, educate, and create social connections with one another

*Varies based on location


At Ceros, we are deeply committed to the recruitment, retention, and growth of diverse talent; uniting people from unique backgrounds in our shared passion for unlocking creativity through technology.

As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, veteran status, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.  We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.