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Senior Backend Engineer

RemoteUnited States, Texas, AustinEngineering

Job description

We’re looking for a backend engineer, with a strong background in ES6 Javascript + Typescript experience. You will be responsible for making changes to our SST serverless backend. You will be the 3rd backend engineer. This is a high-impact role that will require collaboration with our frontend and product teams. We’re looking for someone who likes to get things done, is a self starter, and can learn quickly.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop an Apollo GraphQL API written in Typescript and hosted on AWS Lamba
  • Work with SST framework
  • Use AWS products – Aurora (Postgres), Lambda, Cognito, CloudWatch, API Gateway, CloudFront, and many more
  • Write readable code using Prettier and ESLint, follow and contribute to our style guide
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Collaborate with product and design to ensure the technical feasibility
  • Participate in agile – standups, sprint planning, grooming / sizing, and retrospective meetings
  • Work with technologies in our tech stack and help introduce new technologies as you see fit. We are a full-stack typescript/javascript shop.

Job requirements

  • 3+ years of full-time Javascript/Typescript engineering experience, preferably within a fast growing startup
  • Experience with SQL databases, preferably some with Postgres
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud providers such as GCP or Azure
  • Proficient with Git and GitHub and CI/CD tools
  • The ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing environment
  • You are collaborative and are a team player
  • You’re not afraid to ask questions. You care about variable names

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with Typescript
  • Experience with Apollo
  • Experience with Serverless Framework
  • Experience writing tests