Senior Back-End Engineer

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and win rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses.

Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.

To expand its reach beyond blockchain aficionados and towards a mass-market audience, we are looking for a highly skilled and versatile Senior Back-End Engineer with hands-on experience to help develop our platform. Our ideal candidate will work closely with our cross-functional teams to build out new features and improve our platform's scalability. If you’re an eager, innovative professional that sees the possibilities of molding a metaverse, let’s talk!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain all server-side network components
  • Ensure optimal performance of the database and responsiveness to front-end requests
  • Collaborate with front-end developers on the integration of elements
  • Design back-end services for various business processes
  • Develop high-performance applications by writing testable, reusable and efficient code
  • Run diagnostic tests, repair defects and provide technical support
  • Document Senior Back-End Engineer processes, including database schemas and reports
  • Recommend and implement improvements to processes and technologies
  • Keep informed of advancements in the field of Senior Back-End Engineer development
  • Implement and iterate features in a tactical manner and rapid pace
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently across functional teams in a fast-paced, early-stage startup environment
  • Design, extend and implement APIs
  • High standard of engineering quality through code reviews, unit tests and analytics
  • Create engineering efficiencies through automation and development of tools
  • Define engineering processes for product launch and releases


  • 4+ years working as a Senior Back-End Engineer
  • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
  • Experience with relational databases (i.e. PostgreSQL) and building robust RESTful APIs
  • Solid understanding and extensive experience with version control tools (Git)
  • The ability to think analytically, strategically, and creatively
  • The ability to build relationships and effectively communicate across company disciplines
  • Be a resilient self-starter and a creative problem solver that can adjust to change
  • Comfort with the ambiguity inherent in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Gaming industry experience a plus

Work with a passionate, highly experienced, innovative team and have a wide range of independence while solving fascinating problems that span gaming, economics, marketing, computing, and sociology. Capitalize on the opportunity to grow with Upland in terms of responsibilities and your career. We offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

Uplandme Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you are interested in this role, please apply directly here.