Yelp: Software Engineer – Application Backend – San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer – Application Backend Yelp job summary is the richest source of local business data and user-generated content in the world, and our application backend engineers use that data to power our websites and mobile apps. As an application backend engineer you’ll be working closely with mobile and web application developers to bring our 95M+ reviews to millions of users all around the world.

Application Backend Engineers are tackling a diverse set of challenges across Yelp engineering. Want to make a huge impact on our users looking for the best local businesses? Build products for business owners to get the most out of Yelp? Tackle some of the most challenging problems in distributed computing and API design? What about making Yelp an authentic, local experience in over thirty countries? We’d love to chat.We are an agile team that creates an amazing experience for millions of Yelpers.

We are engineers. And we are also makers (of burrito bombers), roller girls, pilots, bakers, and cartwheelers. Join our world-class team and be a one of the personalities that make the Yelp culture awesome.


  • Familiarity with mobile and web development
  • Love of Python
  • Excitement about the challenges of internationalization, scalability, and performance
  • Active contributor to open source software

Software Engineer Requirements

  • A passion for Yelp and its mission to connect people with great local businesses
  • Solid understanding of and interest in elegant API designs
  • Mastery of at least one programming language – Python, Objective-C, Java, etc.
  • Battle-proven SQL knowledge
  • Experience working in a test-driven development
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment
  • Excellent typing ability in the presence of flying Nerf darts
  • Keep learning & growing – show us you crave new knowledge and challenges!

Yelp values diversity. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.
Note: Yelp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Yelp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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About Yelp

Yelp (NYSE: YELP) Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online. The information these reviews provide is valuable for consumers and businesses alike. Approximately 135 million unique visitors* used our website, and approximately 72 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device, on a monthly average basis during the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Businesses, both small and large, use our platform to engage with consumers at the critical moment when they are deciding where to spend their money. Our business revolves around three key constituencies: the contributors who write reviews, the consumers who read them and the local businesses that they describe. Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Chile and Hong Kong.

Job Title Software Engineer – Application Backend
Location San Francisco, CA

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