Backend Engineer | Tiancai

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Backend Engineer Wanted

Full time

Hong Kong ,   Central & Western, HK

Software engineer

starting date : 2018-10-25

Tiancai might be able to provide a visa.


TIANCAI is a distributed software development platform that matches Asia’s largest brands with the best Engineers, Designers and PMs around the world.

Much as Uber is able to provide a cheaper and higher quality Taxi experience by offering contractors flexible hours, we are using a similar contractor model and our in-house AI engine to provide Silicon Valley grade software at a price lower than most midgrade software outsourcing companies. As a company, we believe that universal access to quality software will power the next stage in human evolution, and every action we take as an organisation is dedicated to furthering our long-term goal of making quality custom software affordable to all of humanity.

Data and code re-use will power the transformative efficiency gains required to achieve our mission, and in order to collect the development data necessary, we will need to build a hyper-scalable backend to power our platform and website. To this end, we are looking for full time backend engineers with a strong Go or Node.js background who are passionate about building hyper-scalable microservices with the latest technologies that share our vision.

We recently raised $15 million HKD seed round.

As a TIANCAI HQ Backend Engineer you will:

  • Design, build and maintain APIs, services and systems that power our platform and internal tools
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of our Kubernetes powered stack
  • Collaborate with other elite engineers to build hyper-scalable microservices and comprehensive data collection infrastructure.
  • Work directly with TIANCAI’s founders to realize the company’s vision

You may be a fit for this role if you:

  • Language: Strong Node.js or Go programming language(golang) experience (ideally both, strong in one is better than mediocre at both)
  • Enjoy and have extensive experience building production APIs
  • Naturally think about backends in terms of modular microservices and write high quality code.
  • Love to hack on side projects in your free time
  • Hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence when working on production systems
  • Take pride in shaping the future of software development and love working with the latest and greatest technologies in product
  • Believe in our vision and want to make the technological advances of the future accessible to all


We only hire the best engineers in Asia, and our standards of excellence show in the accolades of our team members.

Our team members have...

  • Invented Computer Vision algorithms
  • Won international math competitions
  • Built open source react components with 2M+ collective npm installs
  • Graduated from MIT and other top Computer Science schools
  • Contributed projects to the Mozilla Foundation
  • Created a modding platform for MinecraftPE (ModPE) now used by tens of millions of users around the world to write scripted mods for minecraft.
  • Hosted technology competitions on 湖南卫视
  • Engineered and responsibly disclosed security exploits to Fortune 500 companies

In our quest to make building software more efficient, our platform development team works on some of the most interesting and difficult problems in Software Development.

Right now some of the things we are working on include...

  • Building a real time communication system in Elixir that is capable of supporting millions of active users and diverse range of AI powered chat bots
  • Developing and honing the accuracy of our proprietary IKRA AI Engine that we use to estimate price and timeline for all projects built on our platform.
  • Building AI powered project dashboards that give our clients real time updates of their project's progress

Benefits to working at Tiancai:

  • Direct impact to the business, as an early team member, your work will make a huge difference in the success and growth of the company.
  • Well-funded early stage startup, excitement of a startup without the financial risk! (extremely unique in HK)
  • Free lunches in the office everyday!
  • Free meals/transportation during OT.
  • Weekly team lunches, monthly team events paid by company.
  • Top of the line equipment(Macbook Pros, adjustable standing desks, multiple 4k displays) to ensure all employees get the best possible setup for their roles
  • Best office for startup in HK (top floor) - (3 mins from Central)
  • Super young culture(average age below 27) and International team from the top schools in the world (MIT, UIUC, UBC, HKU, HKUST)
  • 5 day working week
  • Medical Insurance

You will be working with   Carter Feldman .


Equity part is negotiable.

Salary range / month :  HK$ 20k-40k

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Created on: 2018/10/25

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