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Senior Backend Engineer - Growth

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$140k - $175k




  • Mission/Vision: onX aims to awaken the adventurer in everyone through their digital outdoor navigation products, blending outdoor passion with cutting-edge technology.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop scalable services for user journeys, conduct data-driven experiments, and collaborate on architectural decisions.

  • Growth Opportunities: Ownership and autonomy in projects, mentorship opportunities, and work with innovative technologies.



As a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation with a suite of apps, onX was founded in Montana, which in turn has inspired our mission to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. With more than 300 employees located around the country working in largely remote / hybrid roles, we have created regional “Basecamps” to help remote employees find connection and inspiration with other onXers. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day, coupling it with industry-leading technology to craft dynamic outdoor experiences.

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, growing, tech-forward environment where ownership, accountability, and passion for winning as a team are essential. We value diversity and believe it leads to different perspectives and inspires both new adventures and new growth. As a team, we’re hungry to improve, value innovation, and believe great ideas come from any direction.

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onX is seeking a talented Senior Backend Engineer to help our Growth domain team. This team focuses on the complete user journey throughout our products including onboarding, purchasing and user profiles. We practice data driven decision making and emphasize experimentation. Engineers on our team have ownership and autonomy to create, develop and analyze their work in the context of greater company objectives. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic growing company focused on making an impact on the business, working with new technologies, and solving hard problems.

As an onX Senior Software Engineer, your day to day responsibilities would look like:

  • Build scalable services to support new features and products for the onX suite of apps.

  • Write unit, integration, and acceptance tests

  • Participate in architectural decisions involving our services

  • Collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders

  • Lead by example - embody our company values

  • Leverage and extend existing onX services

  • Participate in an on-call schedule to support backend services after work hours


onX has created a thriving distributed workforce community across several US locations. This position can be performed from an onX corporate office, “Basecamp,” or “Connection Hub.”

  • Corporate Offices: onX was founded in Montana with offices in Missoula and Bozeman. If you prefer to work in an office at least part of the time this is a great option.

  • Basecamps: Basecamps are established virtual workforce communities where a sizable number of distributed team members group for work, volunteering, socializing, and adventure.

    • Our current Basecamps are located within a 90-mile radius of the following: Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; Kalispell, MT; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA.

  • Connection Hubs: Connection Hub locations are smaller, emerging communities of distributed team members.

    • Our current Connection Hubs are located within a 60-mile radius of the following: Boise, ID; Charleston, SC; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, VA; Spokane, WA; and Vermont.


  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional software development experience required, where API development with Elixir was your professional focus for at least three (3) or more years.

  • You have experience building and debugging distributed, scalable microservices architecture

  • You evaluate technologies and solutions based on merit, stability, performance and the ability to debug

  • You are well-versed in modern API and systems design and development

  • You have a strong computer science foundation

  • You believe that your profession is a craft and you’re driven to improve every day

  • You are an advocate for the customer and their experience

  • You want to work with other happy, talented engineers

  • You want to mentor junior engineers and be mentored by other senior engineers

  • You write great code

  • You get stuff done

  • You take ownership

  • You’re fun to work with


Though not required, we would be thrilled to consider candidates with any of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, software engineering or related degree

  • Experience working in Go

  • Experience instrumenting experiments such as A/B tests

  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and infrastructure-as-code technologies such as Terraform

  • Familiarity with at least one major cloud platform provider such as Google Cloud Platform

  • Strong background in relational databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL

  • Experience with Subscriptions

  • Experience working with payment systems such as Stripe


onX is committed to compensating all employees fairly and equitably for their contributions. For this position, applicants can expect to make between $140,000 to $175,000 upon hire. The pay range will vary based on experience, skills, certifications, and education among other factors as required in the job description. In addition, full-time onX employees are eligible for a grant of common share options with a vesting schedule and a potential annual bonus of 10% based on company performance.


  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth

  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan

  • Parental leave plan of 5 or 13 weeks fully paid

  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%

  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks

  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym

  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays


In this role, success is driven by cognitive abilities such as concentration and problem-solving, essential for our computer-centric tasks. onX will explore reasonable accommodations to ensure that individuals with diverse abilities can fully engage in and contribute to the essential physical and mental functions of the job. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact us at .

Position open until filled.


At onX, we believe that diversity makes us better.  Bringing together a diverse set of backgrounds, ideas, and opinions helps us to achieve our mission to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. onX is committed to equal opportunity not only in our hiring practices but also in our employment practices, including but not limited to development, compensation, and promotion. We strive to build an inclusive work community where everyone can be their authentic self, and together, we win as a team. Come join us!

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