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Mid/Senior Backend Developer

👨🏻‍💻 Tech
🕦 Full-time

The Role

Position
: Mid/Senior Backend Developer
Salary
: Negotiable based on experience
Location
: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Working Hours
: Mondays-Wednesdays (office); Thursdays-Fridays (remote)

What you'll be doing

Join forces with our team to build and grow the Lumi News app for millions of Malaysians! 💪


  • Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot Lumi News' backend application
  • Design highly scalable, testable code
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Participate in user growth initiatives

Requirements we're looking for

  • Over 3 years of working experience in software engineering/web development
  • A strong grasp of relational databases (we use PostgreSQL)
  • Experience/exposure in building API using REST/GraphQL
  • Cloud services such as AWS/GCP
  • Automated testing (Rspec/Minitest) and CI/CD
  • Good experience in version control (Git)
  • Good to have: Experience in background job processing (Sidekiq or similar)
  • Skills in web scraping is a plus!
  • We invite you to apply even if you don't meet all the requirements

The non-technical things that matter

  • You must be hungry to grow a mobile news app for millions of Malaysians
  • You must be a problem-solver with a great work ethic; resourceful, disciplined, and would love to join a small team of simple, fun, practical people based in KL (and Discord)!

Who you'll be working with

  • You'll be working together with our senior backend developer and our tech team
  • You'll also be working closely with our Product Manager and other team members in tasks that require a collaborative effort

Apply now

Email your CV and GitHub link to work@luminews.my and tell us why we should hire you!