Backend Engineer at Electric

| Greater NYC Area
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Electric is a Series B startup backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Bowery Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners and led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, operators, and technologists. With software forming the foundation of every office, Electric is the world’s first all-in-one, modern IT support solution that can truly meet the needs of growing businesses. Through a chat interface, personalized service, and flat-rate pricing we keep our client’s email, computers, Wi-Fi and software running smoothly at a fraction of the cost and headaches normally experienced with traditional managed service providers.

Our company is a fun, fast-paced environment with enormous opportunities for career advancement. 

What You'll Do

  • Brainstorm, design and build high quality software for our customer base by writing easily understandable, idiomatic, high performing code
  • Become a subject matter expert in your area of technical focus, while contributing code and providing well-reasoned feedback in areas outside your primary domain
  • Participate in technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team
  • Review peers' code, and provide constructive feedback that keeps the bar high on code quality and standards.
  • Partner closely with product managers to understand customer concerns and how your contributions affect our business
  • Follow an agile and growth mindset to embrace challenges, ensure clear communication channels and continuous improvement of yourself and your teammates
  • Collaborate with fun-loving and hard-working teammates who are equally at home wrangling complex technical challenges as they are at a game of pool or ping pong.

Our Tech Stack

  • Postgres and DynamoDB as primary data stores
  • AWS Redshift as our data warehouse
  • Python based serverless functions hosted on AWS Lambda
  • GraphQL for querying APIs and serving relevant data
  • React for front end applications
  • Storybook as a rapid development tool for component library / design system

What You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • 4+ years of software development experience and the ability to learn quickly
  • Experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g. Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java.
  • A methodical and analytical mindset with a strong work ethic
  • Ego-less nature, excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the software you build
  • Write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability
  • Experience with agile processes and passion for automated testing
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and prioritize among competing demands

Your Onboarding Plan

By Day 15:

  • Learn about Electric and engineering culture
  • Develop an understanding of existing product architecture and your team’s current roadmap and milestones
  • Pick up one (or more!) user stories and own them from development to production

By Day 30:

  • Provide timely and constructive code reviews and feedback for your teammates
  • Make substantial improvements to an existing feature with measurable user impact

By Day 90:

  • Collaborate with your team on technical vision, prioritization, grooming and estimation of its next quarterly milestones
  • Contribute ideas for improving team velocity and overall product architecture
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