Senior Back End Engineer
Senior Back End Engineer
Los Angeles, California, USA
This job allows you to work remotely
Our client is a well-funded technology startup that is developing an innovative SaaS platform designed to dramatically improve the lives of commercial contractors. We will be leveraging the latest technology, along with data analytics, to completely transform a $30 billion industry that is still mostly stuck using pen and paper.
Their co-founders have over a decade of experience in both construction and SaaS technology, as well as a resume that includes Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Microsoft, and multiple successful startup exits, including a $1.2 billion acquisition.
They have raised multiple rounds of funding from some of the largest and most reputable Venture Capital firms, including Founders Fund, Fika Ventures, and Greenspring Associates.
You will be joining our LA-based software engineering team. As a pioneering member of the team, your primary focus will be to help build the product from the ground up. They are looking for a motivated, self-starter who can work in a distributed team environment. This is a hands-on role. The day-to-day responsibilities are broad, and you will ultimately be responsible for shipping software.
As a Senior Back End Software Engineer, you will:Write quality code with 80%+ code coverage, and thoroughly documented.
Develop, support, and improve our GraphQL API.
Build and maintain real-time, event-driven systems, services, and features.
Create new components and improve existing components in our React Native component library.
Teach and enforce documentation standards.
Propose recommendations, build prototypes, and provide feedback.
Work with the QA engineering team.
Own the short- and long-term technical visions of your squad.
Be responsible for all major technical decisions for your squad and be able to influence the decisions of your team without having to make all of them.
Provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers within your team and others.
Help improve the technical quality of our work through regular technical design and code reviews.
Share your technical knowledge and expertise.
Communicate effectively with engineers, product managers, customers, partners, and other leaders.
Must Have Skills:
Equivalent of 5+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers).
Equivalent of 5+ years of software development experience.
They expect that as an individual contributor, you are a role model to more junior engineers.
Eventually, you will be expected to guide the technology decisions of your squad while contributing alongside them.
Strong communication and technical writing skills.
Strong experience with Node.js.
Nice to Have Skills:
Strong experience with React.js to develop and test applications/components that work optimistically in a production environment.
Strong experience with Node.js-based GraphQL API using Apollo.
Prior knowledge or ability to quickly learn React Native for mobile development preferred.
Prior knowledge or ability to quickly learn Material-UI component library preferred.
Prior knowledge or ability to quickly learn developing in a CI/CD environment preferred.
Prior knowledge or familiarity with Python for back-end development a plus.
Familiarity with Jest, unit testing, debugging, profiling, performance monitoring.