Senior Backend Engineer at Feather

| Greater NYC Area
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Feather is redefining furniture rental for city living and helping people feel at home no matter where they live or how long they plan on staying. By giving people smarter options, Feather is able to keep more furniture in homes and out of landfills.

We are looking for a talented Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. In this role, you'll play a key part in the architecture of software solutions in a largely uncharted space: reverse logistics and subscription to physical goods. This role will report to our CTO. 

What you’ll do:

  • Architect and model key functionality relied upon by our customers and multi-market workforce
  • Work in a distributed architecture consisting of APIs and message/event consuming microservices
  • Help identify the best technologies (AWS or otherwise) to address challenges in our roadmap
  • Help drive the evolution of our core data model, and deliver code that prioritizes data integrity/usefulness
  • Be a proponent of testable, scalable solutions
  • Collaborate closely with senior engineers while providing guidance to other engineers as the team continues to grow
  • Help define the coding standards and best practices for our engineering team as we grow

What you need to be successful:

  • Experience solving complex technical challenges - We're excited to hear about some of the interesting problems you've tackled!
  • 5+ years of experience building commercial software with a modern programming language
  • 3+ years building RESTful APIs using Express (or similar)
  • 3+ years working with relational databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, or SQL Server; understanding of complex joins, indexes, foreign keys, triggers, etc. are a must
  • 2+ years in a cloud based ecosystem, such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Experience developing with a test-driven mentality
  • Proficiency with Git
  • A good understanding of CI/CD

Some of the tools you'll be using:
*Please note: you definitely don't need to know all of these just yet. We care much more that you would be excited to bring your current experience to the table to ramp up on these technologies.

  • Language: Typescript
  • Test frameworks: Jest
  • Datastores: MySQL, Redis, and Elasticsearch
  • Server: ElasticBeanstalk and Serverless Lambdas running on AWS
  • APM: NewRelic
  • Containerization: Docker
  • Version control: Git

Who you are:

  • Based in NYC (or willing to move)
  • Excited about joining a small team and growing with Feather
  • Passionate about Feather's mission
  • Eligible to work in the United States

What you’ll get when joining Feather:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Access to 401(k) and commuter benefits
  • Catered lunch three times a week and unlimited office snacks
  • Monthly in-office massages and after-work happy hours
  • A monthly wellness stipend
  • Flexible vacation and paid time off
  • A 50% discount on your own Feather subscription
  • The latest MacBook Pro and a high-resolution external monitor
  • A sit-stand desk and ergonomic desk chair
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Feather HQ is in SoHo, with easy access to most subways as well as amazing food, drinks, and shopping. We support full time remote work, as well.
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