Senior Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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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. 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
  • Generous health, vision, dental, 401k and ancillary benefits
  • Flexible vacation, work from home, 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

Location

Feather headquarters are in SoHo, with easy access to most subways as well as amazing food, drinks, and shopping.

What are Feather Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with JobPath, an organization that enables people with developmental disabilities to lead full and satisfying lives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We have monthly celebrations that all Feather family members are invited to.
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
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
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 on occasion.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have built a perks & benefits program that is as flexible as Feather's core business model by infusing choice and autonomy into the perks we offer. We work with companies like Zeel (for massages) and Cherry (for wellness benefits) that let our employees decide what's best for them, which allows for higher utilization of the perks we offer and a better, individualized employee experience.

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