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Lead API Engineer (Search and Analytics)

Company Overview:

Blue Orange Digital is a cloud-based data transformation and predictive analytics development firm with offices in NYC and Washington, DC. From startups to Fortune 500s, we help companies make sense of their business challenges by applying modern data analytics techniques, visualizations, and AI/ML. Founded by engineers, we love passionate technologists and data analysts. Our startup DNA means everyone on the team makes a direct contribution to the growth of the company.

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate is an experienced backend engineer specializing in search functionality and data analytics to join our innovative team. In this role, you will be responsible for architecting, developing, and maintaining APIs that power search capabilities and analytics features within a variety of internal-facing applications. You will lead a small team of backend developers and data engineers and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements, design scalable solutions, and ensure the performance and reliability of our APIs.


  • Design, develop, and maintain high-performance APIs to support search functionality and analytics features
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging of APIs to identify and resolve issues promptly.
  • Monitor API performance and implement optimizations to enhance scalability and reliability.
  • Work closely with front-end as well as back-end developers to integrate APIs seamlessly into their web and mobile applications.
  • Collaborate with product managers, data scientists, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior developers. Perform code reviews and lead technical discussions with your team.
  • Document API functionalities, usage, and best practices for internal and external stakeholders.

Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience (5 years) in API development with a focus on search functionality and data analytics.
  • Proficiency in backend programming languages, especially JavaScript/TypeScript and Python.
  • Strong understanding of search engines (e.g., OpenSearch, Elasticsearch, Solr).
  • Experience with API design principles, RESTful APIs, and GraphQL.
  • Experience with authentication and authorization (e.g. OAuth and Okta).
  • Experience with databases and data warehouses, especially PostgreSQL and Snowflake.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex systems to identify solutions.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies and tools (e.g., JIRA, Git).
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to writing clean, maintainable code.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with Linux environments, shell scripting, and command-line tools.


  • Fully remote
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid parental/bereavement leave
  • Worldwide recognized clients to build skills for an excellent resume
  • Top-notch team to learn and grow with

Salary: $7,667 - $8,333 (monthly salary range)

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Blue Orange Digital is an equal-opportunity employer.

Lead API Engineer (Search and Analytics)

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