Full stack engineer with a focus on backend

New York, Remote • $100k - $160k • 0.08% - 0.20%


Role Locations

  • New York
  • Remote


  • $100k - $160k
  • 0.08% - 0.20%


< 10 people


335 Madison Ave Fl 3
New York, NY, 10017-4616, US

Tech Stack

  • React Native
  • Python
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redux
  • React

Role Description

About Otis Otis is a marketplace that lets anyone invest in exclusive alternative assets. We buy them, divide them into smaller shares, and offer them to you. Whether you’re a billionaire or a thousandaire, Otis makes it easier for anyone to become financially and culturally enriched. Our mission is to democratize access to wealth.

Our Culture We have a saying here: “we design our culture like we design the product.” Culture is the most important foundation for a successful company. A great culture provides the context for people to deliver their best work. Our goal is to find the fastest way to win. Our culture is designed to allow us to achieve this (read more).

What You'll Do As a backend engineer, you will be helping build all the server-side code that powers the Otis experience. This includes - Creating new APIs. This means you'll be working with designers, product managers, and frontend engineers to figure out what new features we want and what APIs are needed. - Maintaining/improving our codebase. This includes refactoring code, exploring new tooling, and basically making the Otis codebases pleasant to work on. - Designing/refactoring our database schema. - Developing our infrastructure, including exploring ways to scale and automate our systems and processes. - Helping shape and maintain the engineering roadmap.

Who you are We're not looking for rockstars or ninjas; we're simply looking for smart people who are always willing to learn and who never shy away from a challenge. We require that you have a history of building rich mobile apps. It is unlikely you have this with less than two years of experience. We prefer generalists over specialists. Bringing our vision to life will be a challenge, and we'll frequently be pushed outside our comfort zones. - You have experience with dynamic languages like Javascript, Python, or Ruby and you're willing to learn Python (3 to be precise). - You are obsessed with clean code. You take pride in great class design and choosing the right level of abstraction. Tests are your best friend. - You have experience with web frameworks like Django, Rails, or Express. - You have experience with SQL databases. You know when to use transactions and when to select for update. N+1 queries are your worst nightmares. - You have experience designing APIs. You immediately know something is wrong when you see POST /update_name. - Bonus points for Redis and no-SQL experience. - Bonus points for frontend experience, e.g. React, React Native, Swift, etc

Who You'll Work With Michael Karnjanaprakorn (CEO) who was formerly the CEO/founder of Skillshare Tye Wang (Head of Engineering) who was a Lead Architect at Venmo James Gilligan (Head of Operations) who ran operations at CommonBond and helped originate $1.5B.

Transparent Compensation We don’t believe that better negotiators necessarily make better employees. Inspired by Buffer’s salary transparency, every employee can see their current salary, the salary levels for their team, and what each level’s salary increase would amount to in the future. This allows us to offer equal pay to all employees.

Benefits Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage 401K Unlimited vacation policy (with 10-day minimum) WFH Tuesday's Pre-tax commuter benefits Quarterly company outings

Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to building a culture where diverse thoughts are both welcomed and rewarded.

About Otis

Our mission is to democratize access to wealth. Otis is a marketplace for alternative assets. Simply put, Otis democratizes access for normal people to invest in the same things as billionaires, such as art and real estate. We offer these opportunities as investments for as little as $10.

Company Culture

Transparency and trust are at the cornerstone of our culture. We're an egalitarian team that prizes speed and resourcefulness over bureaucracy.

Read more about culture: https://www.notion.so/Culture-cf25a1c921b142b2a67ae993493bae13

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