Software Engineer, Backend at StrongArm Technologies (Greater NYC Area, NY or Remote)

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER, BACKEND

Brooklyn, NY or Remote (EST time zone work hours)


COMPANY OVERVIEW

Since 2013, our founding mission at StrongArm Technologies has been unwavering: keep the world’s Industrial Athletes™ proud, protected and productive.

We recognize that the beating heart of our economy is made up of millions of hardworking and dedicated individuals who put their bodies on the line to perform critical job functions that positively impacts lives beyond their own. But that responsibility doesn’t come without its consequences. Far too often, preventable workplace injuries lead to lost shifts, missed paychecks and threatened livelihoods. That, to us, is unacceptable.

Industrial Athletes™ deserve an advocate and a platform dedicated to ensuring they get home safely after every shift. More than 38,000 workplace injuries across numerous job types, industries and operating environments occur around the world each hour, and our passionate team is fixated on solving this unnecessary problem through the use of technology.

From our home base in Brooklyn, New York, StrongArm Technologies develops innovative solutions and analyzes millions of hours of data, setting the foundation to help us achieve our mission of eliminating preventable workplace injury. From a couple of guys in a tech incubator to a company of more than 75 employees, our knowledge base and world-class pool of talent continues to develop as we grow the organization with a focus on end-to-end product development, data analytics, security, client success, operations and more.

In order to most effectively prevent injuries in a given operational environment, we work closely with each client across many dedicated and leading-edge teams, including client services, data and engineering, IT security and others. Each safety program is tailored to the needs of the workers on the ground and the managers who oversee them. The result is an actionable and scalable safety solution that seamlessly becomes part of a facility’s daily routine and is proven to prevent workplace injuries by as much as 64%.


POSITION OVERVIEW

As a Backend Software Engineer, you will be responsible for driving application development of StrongArm’s central data and API processing serverless applications, deployed worldwide in a variety of unique industrial settings and a variety of users. You will have a direct impact on the well-being of essential workers by facilitating new and innovative safety features in our products (for example, proximity detection during COVID-19). 

In this role, you will touch every backend aspect of our product which is the interface between our end-users and our data systems. As the backend subject matter expert for the company, you will champion new technologies and methods and improve existing systems in use. You will interface directly with web and mobile apps and immense data lakes of our own analytics platform.

The Backend Software Engineers work in conjunction with web, mobile, product managers, DevOps and data engineering teams to deliver applications to real-world users: Industrial Athletes, front-line managers in the field, corporate clients, insurance carriers and more.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create new and maintain existing Applications to serve StrongArm’s clients and Industrial Athletes on-site in real environments
  • Build and Enhance our serverless Backend systems and work on expanding its features and use-cases from multiple sources to accompany employees in a high-available cloud-based environment
  • Work in a Squad with multiple stakeholders, organized in an agile environment providing expert knowledge, estimations and code to make quality releases with resourcing, performance and scaling in mind
  • Implement new features clients really urge for with high code quality, tested and in best practices to constantly improve our customer-facing devices in multiple environments (DEV, UAT, PROD, etc.)
  • Provide your knowledge about the tech stack in your Chapter and improve it to meet your own and the products technical long-term goals and procedures
  • Partner closely with the multiple developers from multiple Product teams to ensure that knowledge is shared and everybody knows and has what they need to test, work and release the product

KEY REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years relevant work experience
  • Completed BS or MS in a Computer Science or related degree
  • Profound Experience with Python in a microservice architecture on high-availability environments
  • Experienced with Python Web frameworks such as Flask, Django or others
  • Able to handle large data sets, processing and streaming data in and out via optimized queries and ORM abstractions like SQLAlechmy, Alembic or others
  • Developing and driving RESTful/GraphQL APIs that serve web/mobile applications
  • Code Quality, Code Reviews, Unit and Integration Tests are all known entities for you
  • Knowledge in Serverless development and architecture in cloud-agnostic environments such as AWS, GCP, Azure etc. is beneficial
  • Preferably you have integrated other APIs into your self-developed systems and know how to aggregate different services
  • Experience working in a scaling ecosystem and collaborating with members abroad is a plus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with ability to succinctly represent complex technical concepts to varied audiences and different knowledge levels of listeners

StrongArm Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

The Navy Yard is an exciting and growing tech hub. We have access to New Lab, a food hall, Wegmans, and a diverse selection of eateries on Myrtle ave.

An Insider's view of StrongArm Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

StrongArm feels like a family. The office is open, relaxed and comfortable. Our people are warm, and invested in each other both personally and professionally. Everyone laughs daily. Noone eats lunch alone. We move fast and demand hard work, but we always achieve our goal by helping teammates go to another level.

Lindsay

Manager, Clients

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being trust-worthy and having an enthusiastic attitude is essential. Our team is made up of incredible leaders who continuously forge their paths. To be successful at StrongArm you must have respect for your teammates, desire to lead, an openness to being challenged and always learning.

Siva

Data Scientist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We run a relatively flat organization which is our key to driving true innovation. We chase the fastest path to insight not the fastest path to a solution. In order for that to work, everyone needs to check their egos at the door, everyone needs to be on the same page and everyone owns their work. Our cultural values reflect those principles.

Sean

CEO & Founder

What are StrongArm Technologies Perks + Benefits

StrongArm Technologies Benefits Overview

At StrongArm, we have flexible work hours and unlimited vacation time because we trust our teammate's judgement and dedication to our mission. Solid relationships and trust in our teammates are the glue that holds the team together. Our team truly enjoys our time together. In addition to monthly sponsored events, teammates regularly head to a bar or restaurant outside of work, have each other over for holiday parties, meet our significant others, or celebrate special days together.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Customized development tracks

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