Backend Engineer

New York, NY, United States, Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States • $110k - $140k • 0.50% - 1.25%


Role Locations

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


  • $110k - $140k
  • 0.50% - 1.25%


< 10 people


2021 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA, 94115, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • React
  • Next.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • TypeScript
  • Express.js
  • Tailwind

Role Description

We are looking for a backend engineer to help build a world-class rental marketplace, and positively shape the lives of millions of renters. As a backend engineer, you will be responsible for important data models, workers, and core infrastructure that will bring to life the best rental experience the world has ever seen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide decisions regarding technical architecture and help scale our services

  • Write understandable, testable code with a focus on maintainability and scalability

  • Collaborate with a remote development team, review code, test features, and champion bug-free releases

  • Have control over infrastructure, core emphasis on CI and data integrity, and a general sense of ownership on tech

  • Promote constant refactoring while developing features or touching existing code to keep the codebase as clean as possible

  • Active engagement in technical discussions during architecture meetings, code reviews, and product/design meetings to help promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement

  • Ability to identify trade-offs, challenge ideas, over-communicate, and effectively collaborate with teammates

  • Become a domain expert, working closely with our product team and stakeholders

About Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a real estate platform that puts renters first. Empowering our users while removing complexity. Our dedicated team of Lightkeepers are here to not just support you in finding somewhere to live, but somewhere you can call home.

We are able to offer exclusive cash back rewards that can reduce your rent by up to $100 per month at no cost to renters.


Because we want to make renting more affordable to all. Renting should be a stepping stone towards homeownership and financial well-being.

Company Culture

We are young, scrappy, open. We also love to have a great time together.

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