Remote Backend Software Engineer: Contract or Contract-to-hire

Why You'll Love Working at Uplift

  • We find the work for you!
  • We offer you a team and shared resources to help you take on bigger client projects if you’re turning down opportunities.
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance, like everyone else at the company.
  • Embark on your own self-driven career path with opportunities for positions like tech lead.
  • Work on many different projects and cross-pollinate all the lessons and solutions.
  • Work remotely: avoid a time and energy drain of a commute. Uplift has been remote-first since inception.
  • Get together in person once a year for a company offsite.
  • Indulge in the freedom to design your own work schedule, whether that includes a four day work week, evening hours, or whatever suits you and your lifestyle, so long as it's clearly communicated.
  • You get access to Paul & Marius, two of the brightest minds in engineering & consulting.
  • Uplift has no investors, other than our team, and thus no one who can dictate the future of our company or our products. We have ultimate freedom in the projects that we choose.

As a member of our team we value your opinion. We also respect the skills you bring to our company.

We are constantly on the lookout for people who can join us. If you've got what it takes, we'll find a way to include you.


Four options for backend, if you meet either one, please apply!

  1. Python/Django, 3+ years of experience

    • This is our core stack
    • pytest / unit testing
    • graphene
    • Python3 typing
    • Comfortable with Django
  2. Node.js/TypeScript, 3+ years of experience

    • Node.js
    • Apollo Server / GraphQL backend
  3. Scala, 2+ years of experience

    • Experience with Java or TypeScript is helpful
    • SOA / microservices
    • GraphQL
  4. Laravel, 3+ years of experience

    • Secure services at scale
    • PHPUnit
    • Class-based PHP
    • Senior level preferred

For any option, we're also looking for all of these:

  • 4+ hours of overlap with 9am-5pm US Mountain time
  • Self-sufficient (can get stuff done with Trello tasks, can make decisions)
  • Good communicator. Makes deadlines and estimates, raises concerns.
  • Passionate, self-driven learner waiting for the opportunity to build something new and cool.


  • Freelance experience: delivered projects, managed budget/estimate, worked with non-technical clients (most important)
  • Vercel, Digital Ocean or Heroku
  • SQL experience
  • Can think critically, build from rough specs

Note this is a contract opportunity. After about 3 months we'd extend an employment offer if we're a good fit for each other.

Please fill out the application form below.

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