What we're looking for
Do you remember the thrill and further delight that you got from solving your first problems by programming a solution to them? The feeling you got when you saw it was working? We want to deliver that to our users when they start their business, but in a very streamlined and straightforward interface. We want to create the infrastructure that allows business owners to launch their company seamlessly. And also operate it hassle-free while keeping it compliant. Today, the infrastructure and services are at our hands to build these software layers, but we need a great engineer to help us deliver on this promise.
You'll build and maintain our backend apps: our Admin Panel, our API, and several other services that form part of our automation, that creates companies, connects with banking APIs, and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), using technologies like NodeJS, DynamoDB, and Puppeteer.
What you will do
· You'll work with others to build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, implementation, and maintenance. For example, you might create an internal micro-service to recognize specific legal documents coming back to us from a particular state (e.g., Wyoming).
· You'll help improve performance and reliability or polish existing features. For example, you might make it easier to select different add-ons on the user sign-up flow that picks their final order.
· You'll build internal tools to support simplicity and productivity for the whole team. Internal tools might include writing a microservice to help our customer experience team to be able to remove or add extra services to a company's account.
Who you are
· Thoughtful problem-solving: For you, problem-solving starts with a clear and accurate understanding of the context. You can decompose tricky problems and work towards a clean solution, by yourself or with teammates. You're comfortable asking for help when you get stuck.
· Familiarity with our backend: You understand how parts of a system fit together—from the user interface to the data model. Experienced candidates should be familiar with relational and document-oriented database systems like DynamoDB and MongoDB. If you've experienced the technical challenges of rapid growth, that's a plus.
· Pragmatic and business-oriented: You care about the business impact of what you're building, and you prioritize projects accordingly. You're not just going after cool stuff—you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
· Put users first: You think critically about the implications of what you're building and how it shapes real people's lives. You understand that reach comes with responsibility for our impact—good and bad.
· Not ideological about technology: To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You may be opinionated, but you're not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
· Empathetic communication: You communicate nuanced ideas clearly, whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or brainstorming in real-time. In disagreements, you engage thoughtfully with other perspectives and compromise when needed.
· Team player: You understand when work is better, together. You enjoy collaborating cross-functionally to accomplish shared goals, and you care about learning, growing, and helping others to do the same.
· You're proficient with any part of our technology stack: Node.js, Puppeteer, DynamoDB, Serverless.
· You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, Martin Fowler, and others—and understand why we love their foundational work.
· You have interests outside of technology, such as in art, history, or social sciences.