Senior Backend Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series C, bringing our total funding to over $100M. We're backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier, and are aiming to build a company as healthy as the dogs we feed.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets. 

#LongLiveDogs

Where You'll Come In

The Farmer’s Dog is looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our Engineering Team. As an engineer at TFD, you will be responsible for building and supporting the subscription-based e-commerce business we’ve developed from the ground up. Our primary goal is to offer a detailed, subscription experience for our customers. You’ll work closely with other specialists as well as our Operations, Customer Experience, Data and Growth teams to develop software to power excellent customer experiences, our fulfillment pipeline and subscription management features.

Our architecture is powered by Node.JS and hosted on AWS. We support a number of web applications and services, including:

  1. A consumer facing website that houses content pages, our checkout flow and our end-user subscription management portal.
  2. A back-office “Canine Relations Management” (CRM) tool that our fulfillment and customer service teams use for day to day operations.
  3. Our API backend that houses our main business logic, integrates with external service providers and powers our front end applications.
  4. Multiple worker jobs that power our asynchronous billing, shipping and fulfillment infrastructure.
How You'll Make An Impact
  • Work toward your team’s mission on one of our dedicated engineering “pawds”
  • Architect scalable solutions to support our rapid growth
  • Research and integrate with 3rd party systems for billing, shipping and fulfillment
  • Support automated order scheduling to maintain meal continuity for pets across the country
  • Develop solutions for sophisticated problems like box packing and smart order scheduling
  • Minimize customer support tickets by adding features to our customer portal
  • Collaborate closely with our Operations, Data, Customer Experience and Growth teams to develop solutions to improve customer experience and scale the impact of other team members
  • Design data structures and GraphQL schemas to support new features
  • Add new product lines and services
  • Build services and GraphQL applications with Node JS and TypeScript 
  • Write tests with Jest and TestCafe
  • Grow your peers by bringing your own outstanding experience and talents to share with the team
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We're Excited About You Because
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of hands-on Software Engineering experience and have recently worked as a Backend Software Engineer or Full Stack Software Engineer with backend focused work
  • You have led projects, were responsible for architectural decisions, introduced innovative ways and mentored junior engineers
  • You feel confident working with Node JS, relational databases and 3rd party SaaS providers
  • You like learning about and sharing new frameworks, tools and services
  • You take pride in writing software the right way. That means peer reviews, ample time to refactor code, and write tests
  • You’re good at seeing the big picture and can make day to day decisions in service of our larger mission
A Few of Our Best Benefits
  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village (upon a safe return-to-office!)
  • Market-competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Flexible PTO and (when in office) WFH policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Strict daily belly rub quota
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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