Backend Engineer

AI Fund

AI Fund

Software Engineering
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
Join Sunrise AI as a Backend Engineer and be a part of our innovative team that is revolutionizing the landscape of consumer lending through fair and accurate credit checks. We leverage the power of AI to promote equitable and unbiased access to capital, creating a more inclusive world where integrity, accuracy, and fairness guide financial choices.
Our first application empowers residential property owners with a comprehensive risk management tool that offers AI-powered tenant credit assessments, ongoing credit health monitoring, and effortless payments. We enable transparent, secure relationships between landlords and tenants, built on mutual benefit and financial security.
At Sunrise AI, we extend our mission beyond the rental ecosystem, encompassing mortgages, student loans, auto finance, credit cards, insurance, and more. By promoting financial inclusivity, we aim to transform how creditworthiness is determined and make fair access to capital a reality for all.
As a Backend Engineer at Sunrise AI, you will play a vital role in developing our cutting-edge technology infrastructure and maintaining the software architecture. Join us in building the early prototype and minimum viable product (MVP) solution.
We offer a full-time opportunity and are open to remote workers within 3 time zones of California (PDT / GMT -7).


  • Write code and tests, build prototypes, resolve issues, and profile and analyze bottlenecks.
  • Design robust APIs to support mobile and desktop clients.
  • Manage and optimize scalable distributed systems in the cloud.
  • Optimize web applications for performance and scalability.
  • Develop automated tests to ensure business needs are met, and allow for regression testing.
  • Build and maintain the backend infrastructure using AWS services such as API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda, and DynamoDB, along with Terraform and Python.
  • Collaborate closely with our Frontend Engineer and Technical Co-Founder to ensure seamless integration of the backend infrastructure.
  • Architect scalable and robust backend solutions that align with the vision and goals of Sunrise AI.


  • 5+ years of experience working as a Backend Engineer, with a strong focus on building scalable and efficient systems.
  • Extensive expertise in Python and experience with relevant frameworks.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining backend infrastructure using AWS services and infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform.
  • Demonstrative track record of aligning with our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Nice to Haves:

  • Previous experience in an early-stage start-up is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the fintech industry or payment platforms will enhance your understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the space.

What We Offer:

  • Sunrise AI offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) plan, a monthly education stipend, untracked PTO, and much more.
At Sunrise AI, we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We value diversity and inclusion as crucial elements of our success as a company. Our selection process for employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.