Backend Software Engineer

About the Company:

Created to answer the seemingly simple idea that there must be a smarter way to sell, ZenProspect is the most effective way to help companies scale their growth. We help teams identify and acquire target prospects, A/B test drip campaigns, convert into qualified appointments and demos, and get predictive analytics with our simple, all-in-one platform. Our mission is to connect companies who have great products with businesses who need them.

ZenProspect is run by a lean team of mission-oriented individuals driven by big ideas. The incredibly high caliber team is genuinely interested in building a great product and everyone is able to do so by following a motivating set of company values -- like humility, integrity, and continuous growth.

About the Role:
There is much more that we want to build and so much that we could improve. We value strong engineers who are agile enough to jump into most projects.

Examples of work that Software Engineers do at ZenProspect:

- Scrape news from more than 1000+ sources every day. Apply NLP to categorize the news, and alert users based on their preference.
- Design, build, and scale machine learning pipelines that analyze and score user’s data based on billions of signals that we scrape from tens of millions of websites.
- Design, build, and scale complex and highly customizable analytics engines to help clients track success metrics while using our platform.
- Build a phone call system that allows users to make phone calls on the platform and track their phone call history. Apply NLP on the recording to help our customer analyze their phone calls and improve performance.


  • Work closely with CTO, CEO, and our extremely small & agile engineer team to design, iterate upon, as well as implement core product initiatives. 
  • Backend development of RESTful services in Python, Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch 
  • Scaling existing backend systems to handle ever increasing amounts of traffic and new product requirements 
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, automation and continuous delivery


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science 
  • Minimum 1-3 years post-graduate experience in backend development 
  • Strong object oriented design and programming skills 
  • Experience with database modeling (SQL or NoSQL both OK) 
  • Experience with using and designing RESTful services 
  • A creative and innovative problem solver & previous experience working in an agile, startup environment.
  • Taking ownership over everything you ship; you'd never call code "released" until you’re confident it’s correct

Great To Haves

  • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, React, MongoDB, and ElasticSearch 
  • Experience with Web scraping (Mechanize, Phantomjs, Selenium, XPath,... ) 
  • Experience with Machine Learning


  • Competitive salary, equity grants, healthcare (medical, dental, vision), 401(k)
  • Flexible time-off
  • Healthy catered lunches and a fully-stocked kitchen
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits and easy access to BART, CalTrain, and MUNI
  • Team happy hours and team building events
  • Dog friendly office

If this sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you! Please include whatever info you believe is relevant: resume, GitHub profile, code samples, links to personal projects, etc.

Meet Some of ZenProspect's Employees

Roy C.

Co-Founder & CRO

Roy oversees the revenue-generating activities for ZenProspect, which means hitting goals and aligning priorities across departments, from Sales and Marketing to Customer Success.

Krishan P.

Account Executive

Krishan works with potential clients who call in to express interest in ZenProspect products. He listens to their needs, then moves forward with solutions and strategies for additional growth.

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