Senior Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

At Feather, our mission is to transform our relationship with material goods to create a healthier and happier planet. You’ll join a hard working, innovative team dedicated to solving problems that help our customers and the environment.

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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • 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
  • Generous health, vision, dental, and ancillary benefits
  • Flexible vacation and paid time off
  • A 50% discount on your own Feather subscription
  • The latest MacBook and a high-resolution external monitor
  • A stylish desk and an ergonomic chair (it's what we do, after all!)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases


Feather just opened a beautiful new office in the middle of SoHo, with easy access to most subways as well as amazing food, drinks, and shops.

What are Feather Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Professional Development Benefits
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