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Back End Developer

Drift Net

Drift Net

Software Engineering
Arkansas, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Illinois, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

About the Job:

Work at Drift Net Inc.

Drift Net Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is on a mission to revolutionize school safety in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our founder, Aaron Coles, driven by a deep desire to put an end to mass violence in American schools, utilized his expertise in technology design to develop the KnowWhere Campus Safety System. This groundbreaking solution aims to detect threats and alert authorities before they materialize. Today, Drift Net has grown into a thriving company with a passionate team dedicated to enhancing safety and security in educational institutions.

We recognize that ensuring student safety involves a multifaceted approach, encompassing diverse solutions, tools, and practices. To achieve our vision, we are assembling a team of forward-thinkers from various backgrounds and skill sets, including software engineers, geo-mappers, psychiatrists, and retired law enforcement. By combining their expertise, we strive to evaluate and address all facets of campus security.

As a Backend Developer at Drift Net, you will play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of robust server-side applications that power our cutting-edge school safety products. This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to a noble cause and make a tangible impact on the lives of students and educators across the country.

Back-End Developer Job Description:

Drift Net Inc. is currently seeking a talented back-end web developer to join our dynamic software development team. In this role, you will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the server-side operations and functionality of our website. Your primary tasks will include developing and managing our database layer, APIs, and other web services. We are looking for candidates who can showcase their expertise and experience in modern programming languages such as Java, Ruby, and Python.

Job Responsibilities:

Below are some of the responsibilities a back-end developer is expected to assume in their position:

  • Be proficient in server-side development and optimization of data, including database creation and management, and debugging
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Create and analyze reliable and secure back-end functionality
  • Maintain, expand, and scale our website
  • Remain knowledgeable of emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them to operations and activities
  • Collaborate with front-end developers and web designers to match visual design intent
  • AWS or GCP is a must.

Job Requirements:

Below are the qualifications expected of a back-end developer:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in computer science, software engineering, programming, or equivalent (Minimum experience 2 years.)
  • Proficiency with languages such as Java, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, SQL, and Python
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with the design and implementation of APIs
  • Understanding of code versioning tools such as SVN, Git, and Mercurial
  • Understanding of code management tools such as Subversion, Git, and Helix Core
  • Understanding of code deployment tools such as Jenkins, Capistrano, and ElectricFlow
  • Track record of successfully managing multiple company or customer websites
  • Cloud practitioner or equivalent certification is a plus.

At Drift Net Inc., we foster a supportive and inclusive work environment where innovation thrives. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the critical mission of making schools safer for students and educators alike. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunities for professional growth and development.


At Drift Net Inc., we value our employees and strive to create a positive and rewarding work environment. As part of our commitment to your well-being and professional growth, we offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare Benefits: We offer inclusive healthcare benefits that encompass vision, dental, and healthcare coverage.
  • Unlimited PTO: We believe in work-life balance and understand the importance of taking time off to recharge and rejuvenate. With our unlimited PTO policy, you can request time off as needed, promoting healthy work-life integration.
  • Free Lunches on Wednesday.
  • Unlimited Gym Access at our workspace.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume by using Linkedin apply, or you can send your resume highlighting your relevant experience to . We eagerly anticipate reviewing your application and learning more about how you can contribute to our mission.

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Salary Range: $80000.00-$120,000.00