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Senior Backend Engineer

Right balance

Description

Engagement Details

Our client is developing a career platform that focuses on data openness, quantitative evaluation, and self-improvement for employees and recruiters. The platform utilizes a data augmentation and analytics layer to visualize an individual's "human capital" with a single, comprehensible score. The goal is to provide a holistic ranking of professionals in the same role, helping users understand how they compare without the need for individual resumes or LinkedIn profiles. The company has raised $26M and has a global engineering team of 7. They emphasize fast iteration and transparency, seeking high-energy individuals who take action. The backend API is built with Node.js using the Nest.js framework, and the frontend is React-based with Next.js. It's a greenfield project without any legacy code.

What's in it for you

  1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.
  2. Learn from experienced engineers who challenge the status quo and innovate.
  3. Enjoy flexible working hours, with control over your own schedule apart from daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings.
  4. Work remotely from anywhere, allowing you to choose your preferred work environment.
  5. Tackle challenging problems, innovate, and make a positive impact on people's lives while enjoying the work.

Required Qualifications

  1. Minimum of 7 years of full-time hands-on software engineering experience.
  2. Upper-intermediate to fluent proficiency in spoken and written English, enabling real-time conversations.
  3. Minimum of 3 years of full-time hands-on backend experience with Node.js or similar technologies like Python/Django, PHP/Laravel, Ruby on Rails, Java/Spring, .NET, Go, Elixir.
  4. Minimum of 1 year of full-time hands-on experience with Typescript.
  5. Minimum of 1 year of full-time hands-on experience with PostgreSQL.
  6. Experience building scalable, consumer-grade APIs.
  7. Previous experience working in a team larger than 2 people.
  8. Collaborative mindset with a focus on iterative problem-solving.
  9. Real microservices experience (separate DBs, queues, pub/sub, etc.).
  10. Caching experience.
  11. Experience building complex, data-driven solutions.
  12. Experience as a tech lead or demonstrated high ownership ability.
  13. Experience working in startups.

Nice to Haves

  1. Automated testing experience.
  2. Minimum of 1 year of full-time hands-on experience with Nest.js.
  3. Experience with TDD and/or integration testing at the API level.
  4. GraphQL experience.
  5. Elastic Search experience.

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