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Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

## We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help us scale Blanket

Our mission is to automate personalized outreach. To help companies generate elegant one-to-one messages for every single one of their potential customers, at scale.

We're looking for teammates that need to see their work have an immediate impact, and enjoy fast-paced and high-growth environments. Join us and play a crucial part in building a platform that some of the most respected companies use to increase their sales.

 

## What your day will look like

You’ll be working closely with Ricardo (CTO), J Ray (Senior Front-end Engineer), and TBD Senior Front-end Engineer (that posting here: https://angel.co/blanketai/jobs/402405-senior-frontend-engineer).

 

Here’s what your typical day would currently look like:

  • Integrate with various APIs and third-party platforms 
  • Collaborate with your teammates on software design and implementation 
  • Help design and create a robust, scalable, and clean server-side architecture that can handle large volumes of data 
  • Constructively participate in code reviews 
  • Collaborate with your teammates across departments 
  • Own whatever comes your way and see it through to the end 
  • Build highly scalable endpoints, microservices, and systems 
  • Maintain very large databases

 

Our stack is NodeJS, React, Postgres.

 

## Requirements

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience with JavaScript, Node.js
  • Experience with modern JavaScript and Node.js frameworks 
  • Strong Computer Science background and understanding of algorithms and data structures 
  • Experience with REST API design, implementation, and integration
  • Writing clean code, and testing it throughout the development process to ensure the quality is up to standards 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience with the Github development flow and code reviews 
  • Experience working with large relational databases 
  • Experience working with cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, etc.) 
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize, and deliver functional solutions
  • Experience working remotely

 

## Preferred

  • BS Computer Science or equivalent experience 
  • Experience with tech startup environments 
  • Experience building scalable server-side systems 
  • Experience with automated testing

 

## What we value

We’re building a teammate centric, and remote-first company that recruits the best talent regardless of location, background, or gender.

We consider our work to be our craft. We're driven by progress, getting a little bit better at what we do every single day. We value working openly and transparently because it helps maintain and scale our culture.

The best way to feel what we value is to check out culture guide — https://blog.blanket.ai/about/

 

## We're likely not a good fit if you

  • Seek comfort 
  • Feel best around teams with a clear hierarchy 
  • Find that teams work best when people stick to their job descriptions ("I probably shouldn't do that, that's not my job") 
  • Think hustle and hard work are overrated 
  • Feel that you're at a skill level that you're complacent with 
  • Think that remote teams don't work as well as having everyone in the same office 
  • Are any combination of ninja, rockstar, or guru 
  • Enjoy big-reveal moments after working siloed on a project

 

## Consider joining if you

  • Value a *teammate* approach to company building 
  • Enjoy working in flat-ish hierarchies 
  • Think that there's still a ton for you to learn 
  • Believe in openly sharing progress as you work 
  • Believe in giving and receiving candid and transparent feedback 
  • Are capable of having robust debates 
  • Embrace a _Disagree and commit_ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disagree_and_commit) culture, because it leads to better products than consensus-driven ones 
  • Are an entrepreneur at heart 
  • Believe in being deliberate about how you spend time 
  • Are high on self-awareness and introspectiveness

 

## Perks and benefits

 

Our four biggest perks and benefits:

  • Work environment freedom and flexibility 
  • Everything you do or say matters 
  • Everything you do or say has a tangible impact 
  • Results are valued over egos on all interactions

 

Since we believe those benefits are vital to long-term sustainable happiness, it means that our monetary and lifestyle benefits will always use them as a Northstar. For example: 

  • Work wherever you want
  • Workspace stipend (up to $500 a month)
  • Book stipend (up to $30 a month)
  • Three paid weeks and five paid holidays per year
  • 12 weeks of paid family leave (for primary and secondary caregivers)

 

Check out the complete list of current and future benefits - https://blog.blanket.ai/perks-and-benefits/