Job Openings Lead Backend Engineer

About the job Lead Backend Engineer

Manatal is an HRTech software service (B2B SaaS) company headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Manatal is one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the region and is backed by Surge and Sequoia Capital. Manatal has a global presence and is trusted by thousands of businesses in over 135 countries, and is recognized by Forbes as the Best Recruiting Software of 2024.

Our goal is to transform the entire hiring process by making it simple, efficient, and enjoyable for recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates alike.

Our mission is to offer the best-in-class AI-powered technologies to empower small, medium, and large businesses in their staffing & recruitment transformation.

Role Overview

We're looking for an outstanding software engineer (Python) to join our backend team. As a Lead Backend Software engineer, you will enjoy a high level of involvement and direct hands-on experience in the planning, design, and development of new and exciting features from inception to deployment.

The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about building elegant and scalable software and combines superb communication skills and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively.


  • Play an active role in shaping the vision and roadmap of the engineering team
  • Plan and implement new features and enhancement of existing product features
  • Review, merge, and deploy code submitted by other backend team members
  • Be prepared to quickly and efficiently investigate, debug, and resolve unforeseen backend issues.
  • Coordinate with the Frontend and Product management teams about the status and direction of ongoing projects


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related field
  • Ability to communicate and comprehend high-level spoken and written concepts in English
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Hands-on experience with Python
  • Hands-on experience building scalable APIs
  • Hands-on experience in writing automated unit test
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Open-minded, humble, self-managing, and a solid team player
  • Consistent when mentoring or guiding team members

Working with Manatal

  • This role is based at our Bangkok office in the heart of the city center
  • As a team of diverse cultures and nationalities, English language proficiency is required
  • We enjoy collaborating in person and the team is working on-site

Why you'll enjoy working with Manatal

  • Well-funded start-up backed by Surge & Sequoia
  • Be part of one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS start-ups in the region
  • You will be collaborating with talented individuals in the industry
  • Join a lively and highly international team
  • Indulge in a challenging and innovative working culture
  • Attractive medical healthcare plan
  • Personal development allowance
  • 2 weeks of work from anywhere per year
  • Regular fun team-building activities
  • Company trip

Our Tech Stack

Our Engineering team leverages a variety of modern technologies. While working with Manatal, you can expect to be exposed to the following stack

  • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services; Kubernetes; GitOps (ArgoCD), Github Actions
  • Backend: Language: Python; Web Frameworks: Python frameworks including Django, Fast API; Databases: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and Redis among others; Other: Celery, RabbitMQ among others.
  • Frontend: Javascript & Vue.JS

Hiring Process 

We are passionate about our hiring, therefore, having a comprehensive and transparent recruitment process is essential. Here is what you can expect after submitting your resume. 

  1. Interview with the HR Team
  2. Technical Online Screening Assessment
  3. Technical Interview with the Engineering Team
  4. Design & Architecture Assessment Interview with Engineering Team

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Manatal Hiring

At Manatal, we are dedicated to building an intuitive AI-powered application tracking system to streamline and transform the entire hiring and recruitment process. 

We are devoted to attracting the best talent worldwide to join our team and take pride in being an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, age, citizenship or other class protected by applicable law.