Sr. Backend Engineer | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Our Story

KiranaKart is Mumbai’s fastest-growing instant grocery delivery app with plans to

expand nationally soon! We’re building better technology to acquire market share in

this unconquered, but massive, industry.

We’re a Y Combinator startup and we’re backed by some of the most respected

investors in Silicon Valley (currently in semi-stealth mode). Our founders are Stanford

students who returned to India once KiranaKart started taking off. Besides a bunch of

credentials, we’re young, ambitious, and we get shit done quickly.

Your Role

Before we jump into the technical jargon, let’s talk about the actual person behind

the code. We’re looking for a team player that’s excited by the adventure of a

rapidly-scaling startup. A creator that’s passionate about delighting real users by

building quickly and thoroughly. Most importantly, we value people with an

unrelenting drive and a tendency to question convention. Essentially, we’re searching

for someone that dreams of disrupting an industry, not working at a large

corporation for 25+ years.

In terms of hard skills, we need a highly-talented Backend engineer with experience

building reliable APIs for mobile applications at scale. Ideal candidates will be

well-versed in minimizing API overhead, comfortable with optimizing database

schemas, and fairly knowledgeable in orchestrating cloud infrastructure.

Our backend tech stack includes: Python, Flask, MongoDB, and multiple AWS services.

Bonus points for experience in Docker, Kubernetes, and managing CI/CD pipelines.


- Architect, build, and maintain APIs that scale well, have minimum down-time

and follow best practices.

- Take full ownership of high-impact projects, like building new software for

delivery drivers and integrating with recommender systems for our marketplace.

- Leading projects involving third-party platforms, like route-optimization

software, product promotions, and invoicing/POS tools.

- Pioneering new initiatives/features that could substantially improve our

product and user experience.

- Being proactive about improving our dev framework, tooling, and workflow.

- Maintaining a stable DevOps pipeline for our applications and services.

- Write extensive, automated tests to weed out potential bugs quickly.

- Clearly document your work and decision-making processes.

- Understand and solve issues related to slow loading, security, response time,

and scalability for our APIs and Databases.

- Modelling efficient data stores and optimizing database interactions.

Desirable Skills and Experiences

- Extensive experience in implementing API development paradigms, patterns,

and best practices.

- Strong understanding of REST APIs, the document request model, and

asynchronous serving.

- Comfortable with designing complex queries and data structures for

MongoDB or equivalent NoSQL databases.


- Some knowledge of maintaining deployment pipelines and managing cloud

services to improve uptime.

- Comfortable with automated unit and integration testing suites.

Why Join Us?

Besides the experience, excitement, and career boost that comes with working at a

rocketship startup, there are also major hard benefits to joining KiranaKart. For

starters, we’ll be offering you a competitive cash salary (roughly between 32 to 37

lakhs per year).

More importantly, we’ll be offering generous equity compensation with significant

upside (minimum starting package of shares worth 20 lakhs, which would

substantially increase based on value-added). So, that puts our total starting

compensation at 52 to 57 lakhs.

As an early member of our team, we’ll also be offering you a senior position as our

startup grows - along with additional perks on the way!

Get in touch!

- Email us with a short bio and resume: careers@kiranakart.app

- Feel free to call or WhatsApp us for quicker replies! Our number is


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