Backend Developer

  • Full-time W-2 Employment
  • U.S.citizens or permanent residents only
  • 1099 and subcontract arrangements will not be considered

Job Description

Third Coast Federal is a growing R&D tech accelerator that works with innovative industry, university and non-profit partners creating economic expansion by increasing access to government R&D funding and growing ecosystems of synergistic partnerships. We are looking for an experienced backend developer to take on a key role in the development of data driven systems that improve end-users access to information using graph databases and implementation of machine learning algorithms implemented in collaboration with our AI R&D partners.

The Backend Developer will focus on software development required to identify organizations with specific attributes by applying machine learning to complex data bases, improve reporting, search, interaction with data, human in the loop labeling, and recommendation of search results. This work occurs in collaboration with R&D partners who will explore various approaches to solving specific graph structure and ML problems while our team executes final production, deployment and evolution. The day-to-day work will include managing big data systems, deploying and maintaining graph databases, deploying and troubleshooting NLP-based and other machine learning algorithms.


  • Collaborate with the product owner and technical teams to define product development strategies.
  • Implement scalable graph databases and ML implementations in coordination with partner R&D teams.
  • Develop and integrate APIs
  • Build, test, and maintain complex business logic
  • Develop scalable features for the backend utilizing the most appropriate security features
  • Build end-to-end data pipelines from web-scraping or remote data access to AI model implementation
  • Take ownership of managing SQL and other databases
  • Collaborate with Front End team to develop and implement requirements
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server side logic
  • Contribute to testing and bug fixes
  • Plan and coordinate with partner organizations

Experience & Skills

  • Proven track record of successful software engineering solutions.
  • Expertise programming in Python and SQL
  • Experience with the AWS cloud platform
  • Design and implementation experience in Big Data technologies (Spark, Hadoop ecosystem, ElasticSearch, Neo4j) and familiarity with data architecture patterns (data warehouse, data lake, Lambda/Kappa architecture)
  • Familiarity with the implementation of machine learning algorithms in a cloud environment including parallel computing, NLP, recommendation ranking, knowledge graphs.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing graph databases
  • Comfortable with talking up and down the chain of command including business partners, customers, research faculty, architects, and developers
  • Excellent teamwork and time management skills

W-2 employment is mandatory and work must be completed in the U.S. No 1099 or subcontract arrangements will be entertained for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $105,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • 1099 and subcontract arrangements will not be considered due to the nature of our business. Are you willing and able to accept W-2 employment in the United States?

Work Location: Remote

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