Senior Backend Engineer

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Postscript is redefining marketing for ecommerce companies. By introducing SMS as an entirely new channel for ecommerce stores to engage, retain, and convert their customer base, brands are seeing huge ROI with Postscript. Backed by Greylock, Y Combinator and other top investors, Postscript is growing fast and looking for remarkable people to help build a world class organization. 

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer at Postscript, you will utilize your strong product engineering skills to develop and manage our backend applications and systems. Our backend stack is a Python (Flask) API with a PostgreSQL database hosted on AWS. Senior Backend Engineers at Postscript are key members of the team that directly impact the team as an individual contributor and also through critical leadership, mentorship, and decision-making activities. As a Senior engineer you will guide your team in weighing trade-offs of technical constraints and business priorities to consistently deliver customer value. 

Your passion for building great products, especially in early-stage companies, will lead you to have a meaningful and positive impact on both the product and the company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to help expand the engineering team and build out architecture and processes as we scale. We are massively scaling and growing our Engineering Team in 2021, and this is one of many positions available. All positions at Postscript are fully remote.

Primary Duties
  • Architect, build and maintain REST APIs to build features in our product suite
  • Work closely with other engineers and the design and product teams to deliver a beautiful, world-class product
  • Take ownership and get creative with your solutions
  • Manage AWS services as needed
  • Maintain and optimize our databases as needed
  • Improve our internal development processes to minimize errors and improve team efficiency
  • Lead group sessions to actively ensure your team is guided by product-focused architecture and implementation to achieve our goals 
  • Understand how to weigh trade-offs of customer value, technical constraints, and business priorities. Guide your team to make optimal technical and product design decisions to get work done.
  • Mentor other engineers on best practices, standards, and learning opportunities
Requirements
  • A proven career as a software engineer developing backend applications and APIs, hands-on experience using Python preferred (Flask and SQLAlchemy a plus). SaaS experience preferred
  • Familiarity with building applications on AWS services (Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, and others)  
  • Expert-level skills in relational databases, SQL, and experience with database modeling (PostgreSQL a plus)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, translating complex technical requirements into easy to follow direction and documentation
  • Experience in high growth, early stage tech preferred
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and onboarding junior engineers
What we’ll love about you
  • Experience building or directly contributing to a great product
  • 80/20 - regularly achieves 80% of the value with 20% of the work
  • Passion for early stage companies and the opportunity to be responsible for owning and improving a new, fast-growing code base
  • Experience establishing best practices in development processes 
  • Great communicator and love helping others 
  • Empathy for users 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Remote work experience is a plus 
What You’ll Love About Us
  • High growth startup - plenty of room for you to directly impact the company and grow your career!
  • Fully remote culture - work from home (or wherever!)
  • Fun - We're passionate and enjoy what we do
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for equity
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Other great perks, such as home office stipend

You are welcome here. Postscript is an ever-evolving place of equal employment for talented individuals.

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An Insider's view of Postscript

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Truly incredible. Our team is made of night owls and early birds. We make our own schedules and are encouraged to block our calendars for hobbies/rest/etc.

Of course, there are team meetings but we can take them from wherever. No one cares when you are "online."

Life happens, and life is important.

Unlimited PTO, and *everyone* uses it.

Maddie

Talent Acquisition

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We are really good at Slack. For a fully remote organization, it’s a unique challenge to get multiple teams on the same page. Our shared channels are open for anyone to join; we use them to discuss everything from Q&A and bugs, to the roadmap. Overall, it's easy to get ahold of each other, and thanks to the quality of our team, it just works.

Vishak

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to enable seamless ecommerce experiences over SMS. Imagine being able to purchase new products, chat with customer support, or start a return, all within a text thread with your favorite brand. We achieve this by providing online brands (from small shops to brands that you would recognize) with self-serve, easy-to-use software.

Adam

CEO and Founder

What projects are you most excited about?

Postscript is becoming a front-runner in determining industry standards for optimal SMS send frequency and content, segmented by individual brand characteristics. We use quality testing protocols and are gaining exciting insights here! We're also building out ML tools to enable natural 2-way communication with subscribers.

Christine

Data Scientist

What are Postscript Perks + Benefits

Postscript Benefits Overview

A happy team is a productive team.

- Unlimited PTO - Seriously, use it
- Make your own schedule - Flex hours
- Work from wherever
- Health/Dental/Vision
- $2,000 Home Office Stipend
- New Computer
- Self-learning budget
- $100/month to use at our 4,000+ Shopify customers
- Choose Your Own Holidays
- Team Retreats
- Mental Health Events and Time-off
- AND MORE

We are always improving and open to feedback.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Postscript Pride, Shades of Postscript, Parents at Postscript, PostChicks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HSA
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Company-wide Wellness Days Off Sponsored events - yoga, meditation, etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
$2K for home office equipment PLUS a new computer.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
$50/month for self-learning.
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