Backend Engineer

| 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • ServerlessFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


408 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

What are Electric Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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