At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

About This Role

Today, when we buy a piece of produce at the grocery store, we know very little about it. When will it be at peak ripeness? How long will it take to spoil? Can I expect it to be tasty, nutritious, fresh? Was it treated with optimal care and with the lowest environmental impact?

As Apeel has scaled, it has become clear that the fresh produce industry is ripe for technological innovation. Our Software and Data Science teams use cutting-edge technology to change the process of measuring produce freshness from an art to a science. We build platforms to revolutionize both the supply chain and marketplace for fresh fruits and vegetables – All in the pursuit of reducing waste and creating an abundant future for the planet.

As a Backend Engineer on our core team, you will conceptualize and launch a variety of software programs which serve many facets of our organization. While there will be opportunities for full stack development, our backend positions will focus on cloud computing and architecture design. The ideal candidates will be self-starters and team players who are passionate about new technologies and our work.

This position can be fully or partially remote (preferred). If working remotely, employees must be based in one of our payroll states:


Our tech stack is: Python3, Django, AWS, SQL, Docker, Terraform, Mapreduce, Postgres, React, HTML, CSS. We utilize Agile methodology and Scrum framework and deliver in 2-week sprints.

What You’ll Do

Work across the Software Development Life Cycle to design and launch software programs to support Apeel’s internal and external clients
Manage AWS infrastructure to support international data collection (terabytes of data)
Collaborate on or lead microservice architecture design focused on scalability
Collaborate on the redesign of our core web application

What You Bring

Minimum Qualifications:

BS in Computer Science (or a related field) and 5+ years of experience in software development or MS and 3+ years of experience is required
Experience with object oriented programming languages (Python, Ruby, C++, Java)
Experience with AWS infrastructure management
Experience in taking projects from concept to launch, with an emphasis on designing and writing scalable code
Ability to design software solutions (Entity Relationship Diagram, Object Model, State Machine Diagram, Sequence Diagram)
Strong communication and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Python3 and Python frameworks (Django, Flask)
Experience with REST APIs
Experience in mentoring other developers
Enthusiastic about contributing to open source projects


Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.