- New York, NY, United States
- Elastic Search
What we are looking for We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our newly formed Platform team. As a first in seat engineer on the Platform team, you’ll have the agency to improve product and engineering challenges while working with a team of missionary builders.
You enjoy being a strong generalist and are not tied down to a specific programming language or function of our code repo You appreciate and value clear, frequent and quality communication You’re experience in architecting, developing and shipping complex, high quality tooling that has a direct impact to the engineering experience You will drive the foundation and standards for engineering solutions across Alloy products and infrastructure You’re an autonomous and supportive engineer for teammates who are faced with new challenges You’re an experienced backend engineer who likes working across a breadth of products, system architectures and technologies, cross collaborating with teams, and growing professionally You are ready to dive into problems, and own key systems and deliver on quality scalable solutions What you'll be doing Alloy's product can be roughly divided into two sides—a Django/React frontend web app and a Node.js backend for APIs, data processing, evaluations. We're looking for help maintaining and building out features in the backend that help with fraud detection and classification of transactions, data ingestion, integrating with new clients and 3rd parties, and platform-level initiatives.
Architect new features
Work with product engineering squads, understand their challenges and work with leadership to spec out beautiful new exciting features and tools our teams are asking for
You are fully empowered to start with the database design and own the entire development path finishing with API endpoints, triggered events, or manipulating data in our Postgres DB. You'll write good code that brings your features to life. Once they're tested, peer-reviewed, and QA'ed, they'll be deployed to our production environment
What went wrong? How can we make sure it never happens again? We live for the blameless root-cause analysis after getting things back up and running for our clients as soon as possible!
Support our engineering friends
Keep the customer success crew in the loop for a feature timeline. Run a SQL query for operations to determine this month's billing amounts. Teach engineers about a new technology you've been learning about. Mentor your coworkers. Help out where you can!
You decide! It's a small team—the definition of the role is somewhat flexible and autonomy as an engineer in the platform team will allow you to use your curiosity, creativity and drive to define how far you’d like to go.
Skills and experience
5+ years experience working in a productionalized environment as a software engineer at hyper-growth startups or fast-paced companies
Strong understanding of system design and architecture
Comfortable with microservices architecture concepts and has worked with APIs
While we like to think of ourselves as
platform-agnostic in our hiring process, we expect that someone in this role is comfortable with learning new languages to solve problems. Our existing technology stack includes:
Node.js (the language you'll mostly see and will be working in)
React/Django/Python framework (Alloy dashboard stack)
PostgreSQL/Elasticsearch - Our data stores.
AWS (we do have a dedicated DevOps team but it's good to at least have a passing knowledge of how your code will be running in production)
Python and shell scripting
Related degrees are great but we care more about your coding and communication skills than a diploma
Benefits and Perks
Unlimited PTO and we are remote until 2021 (or until there's a vaccine)
Company Paid Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
401k with 100% match up to 4%
$500 to just set up your WFH space - a one time thing
Monthly Commuter Budget
Monthly stipend for groceries from Public Goods
Monthly food allowance for Seamless
Monthly Gym Contribution
Annual Citi Bike Membership
Annual $1k Personal Development Budget
Four Free Therapy Sessions
About Alloy APIs
Alloy builds identity verification APIs to protect companies and consumers from identity thieves.
Our product allows fintech companies (checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, investment accounts, etc) to use data to verify the identities of customers signing up for their accounts online. We provide data source integrations, a decision engine, and a robust set of analytics and reporting dashboards to decrease fraud by 50% while increasing the number of
approvals by 30%.
We're a people-first culture. We believe that you should be able to bring your best self to work so you can do your best work.
- Elastic Search
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