Principal Backend Engineer

Tile, Vancouver, CAN

Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that helps you find everyday items

Tile is building the world’s largest real-time finding network.  This candidate will lead the overall architecture, development and maintenance of Tile’s cloud services, scaling to millions of users and devices, and billions of daily location updates. We're looking for an awesome, fun, smart, hardworking, creative, friendly, responsible person to effectively help Tile execute on company vision, create great products, and make a great working environment. The successful candidate will be passionate about best software engineering practices and have significant experience in all stages of the product development cycle. The job entails participation in the design, development, and deployment of highly scalable server applications. This candidate should ideally enjoy and participate in team lunches, as well as have drive to excel in the company.

Challenges you would help solve

  • Establish and coordinate overall architecture for highly available cloud services at large scale
  • Own overall goals for uptime and scalability
  • Mentor and oversee the work of other server engineers
  • Design databases to manage our massive amounts of data
  • Build API's with clean interfaces
  • Create systems that are highly concurrent and handle billions of requests


  • Experience as a technical lead with production services and operations at significant scale
  • Excellent coding, organizational and communication skills
  • BS or higher degree in computer science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a production setting
  • Demonstrable mastery of Java or Scala, C++/C on the job experience in backend server development (J2EE/spring)
  • Experience with REST APIs, Asynchronous Programming, Spring and/or Play Frameworks
  • Experience with AWS
About Tile

Tile is creating a world where everyone can find everything that matters. When you’ve lost something, getting it back safe and sound can feel impossible. But thanks to Tile, there’s a community of people out there helping that thing you love find its way back home.

With over 85% of the market share, Tile devices, network and mobile app work together to help people locate more than three million unique items every day. Our global community spans 230 countries and territories, and we’re expanding more every day. We’re headquartered in San Mateo, California, and our investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures.

We believe that loss should be a thing of the past, and that lending a helping hand should be effortless. We’re not here to simply connect people to things. We’re here to connect people to people, because things don’t change the world. People do.

Together we find. Join us! 


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.

About Tile

Tile has invented a simple and sleek location tracking app that can be used to track any item users don’t want to misplace. Users can place small, affordable Tiles on wallets, purses, computers, luggage, etc., allowing them to communicate within the world’s largest lost and found network. Tile is the first mass-market Internet of Things device and community, and has created a user-driven network of access points that work together to help locate missing belongings, but that have a potential impact that is far, far greater, spanning transportation, healthcare, energy, and the connected home. 

Want to learn more about Tile? Visit Tile's website.