Sr. Backend Engineer at Electric

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Sr. Backend Engineer
is a Series B startup backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Bowery Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners and led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, operators, and technologists. With software forming the foundation of every office, Electric is the world’s first all-in-one, modern IT support solution that can truly meet the needs of growing businesses. Through a chat interface, personalized service, and flat-rate pricing we keep our client’s email, computers, Wi-Fi and software running smoothly at a fraction of the cost and headaches normally experienced with traditional managed service providers.

Our company is a fun, fast-paced environment with enormous opportunities for career advancement. 

What You'll Do

  • Play a foundational role on one of our new teams dedicated to improving the efficiency, excellence, and effectiveness of real-time support for our customers
  • Brainstorm, design and build high quality software for our customer base by writing easily understandable, idiomatic, and high-performing code
  • Become a subject matter expert in your area of technical focus, while contributing code and providing well-reasoned feedback in areas outside your primary domain
  • Participate in and drive technical architecture discussions, introducing new technologies, patterns, and paradigms where necessary
  • Review peers' code, and provide constructive feedback that keeps the bar high on code quality and standards.
  • Partner closely with product managers to understand customer concerns and how your contributions affect our business
  • Follow an agile and growth mindset to embrace challenges, ensure clear communication channels and continuous improvement of yourself and your teammates
  • Collaborate with fun-loving and hard-working teammates who are equally at home wrangling complex technical challenges as they are at a game of pool or ping pong.

Our Tech Stack

  • AWS Infrastructure: Lambda, SQS, API Gateway
  • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redshift (and soon: Snowflake)
  • Python based serverless functions hosted on AWS Lambda
  • REST and GraphQL, w/ OAuth 2 & JWT
  • ReactJS Front End

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science/Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience, fellowship, or training
  • 5+ years of software development experience and the ability to learn quickly
  • Deep and demonstrated experience with functional or imperative programming languages -- e.g. Python, Ruby, Go, C, Java, etc.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructure and software development
  • A methodical and analytical mindset with a strong work ethic
  • Ego-less nature, excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the software you build
  • Write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability
  • Experience with agile processes and passion for automated testing
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and prioritize among competing demands
  • Growth Mindset - you’re thirsty and believe there’s always room for improvement
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