Senior Back End Engineer

ARTA Shipping

ARTA is a logistics technology company re-architecting high-end global commerce. We aim to make light work of heavy tasks, and are crafting technology that not only protects the world’s precious goods, but also enables elevated commerce experiences for users and merchants alike.

We are a small, curious, resourceful team dedicated to making a big difference in a complicated industry. Every obstacle is seen as an opportunity for creative problem solving, and we don’t draw lines between roles and departments. We all take responsibility for designing the best solutions for our users, whether they be our internal operations team, our merchants, or our logistics partners.

ARTA is backed by notable VCs like Notation Capital as well as key players in our industry including Sotheby’s, David Zwirner Gallery and Rashid Johnson to name a few. We have validated we can produce results for both our merchants and logistics partners, now it’s time to push the industry even further.

We are looking for a senior back-end engineer to join our team. You will be working closely with our tight-knit product development team to implement services and systems for our own platform as well as integrations with 3rd party systems via our robust API.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



  • Collaborating with product and design to inform decisions from the earliest stage of feature explorations

  • Architecting and delivering technical product features and services for our users and partners

  • Working with front-end engineers to integrate internal and external APIs into client side

  • Actively contribute to our development ecosystem by carefully choosing tools, methodologies, and people

  • Setting and continuously improving performance and reliability goals


  • 3+ years of professional experience building applications in a Python framework such as Flask or Django

  • 5+ years building back-end API systems, including technologies such as REST, OAuth2 and integrations with 3rd party services

  • Understanding and professional use of an ORM

  • Strong technical knowledge and deep understanding of time/maintainability/quality trade-offs

  • Experience with unit testing

  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills

  • Self-motivation and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with a relational database (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and SQL language

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience preferred


  • Familiarity with React/Redux

  • Experience with pytest

  • Experience with Docker/Containerization

  • Experience with Ubuntu/Linux systems

  • DevOps knowledge/comfort

  • Interest in logistics/operations

  • Constantly exploring new technologies

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Posted on October 23