Backend Software Engineer

Remote • $110k - $130k • 0.2% - 0.5%

Salad Technologies


Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

  • $110k - $130k
  • 0.2% - 0.5%

Employees

11 - 25 people

Address

26 South Rio Grande Street, 2072
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101, US

Tech Stack

  • C#
  • Orleans
  • ASP.NET Core
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Electron
  • ElasticSearch

Role Description

The Opportunity

Salad is at a key inflection point: we've successfully built a seed-stage product to connect users, their idle computers, and the ever growing demand for computer power. Now, we're ready to put fuel on the fire and scale Salad into the next big thing in computing. Our users trust Salad to turn their idle computers into rewards with the click of a button. Building and maintaining trust is core to everything we do. We reward our users with gift cards, subscriptions, games, and more. Today these idle computers support public blockchain networks, but we're quickly building a distributed infrastructure with our sights set on exascale computing.

We're looking for a software developer to help us build this future of computing. Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, this role will have the opportunity to influence the design of key components and drive the implementation of major features.

We support some flexibility with work schedules, but we also work together as a tight-knit team. Collaboration and meetings necessitate a time zone between UTC-05:00 (Eastern Time Zone) and UTC-09:00 (Alaska Time Zone).

The Role

As an engineer on our cross-functional team, you'll work collaboratively with product managers, designers, fellow engineers, and support technicians to build high-impact features in our core and developing products. This role is highly technical, and you'll be a top code contributor. Your efforts will be focused on APIs, microservices, data security, and third-party integrations.

The Tech Stack

Salad successfully shipped a MVP in less than 3 months using serverless infrastructure. As we grew, we hit the scaling and throughput limits of these services. We spent the last year building a rock solid, hyper-scalable application infrastructure all the while delivering the most requested new features.

Our open-source desktop and web-based applications are built in TypeScript on Electron, React and Node.js. Our APIs and services are built in C# powered by ASP.NET Core and Microsoft Orleans, a framework for robust, scalable, distributed applications.

We have a continuous delivery workflow that leverages Terraform and Docker to deploy our applications on AWS, Azure, Cloudflare, and Netlify. We love to automate all the things and deliver high-quality experiences to users all around the world.

The Skill Set

  • 5+ years of experience in software development.
  • Proficient with C# and ASP.NET Core. Extra points if you've used Microsoft Orleans.
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Experience with agile methodologies.
  • Work independently to follow through on assignments with minimal direction and take action when answers to a problem are not readily apparent in equivocal situations.

About Salad Technologies

The world is hungry for computational resources, and we're entering an age where every connected computer is valuable. Salad offers users cash and rewards in exchange for their idle CPU & GPU power. We're building a massive infrastructure layer of consumer compute resources, and we are prepped to help partners tackle the dynamic high-performance compute workloads of tomorrow.

With a quarter million users already earning, Salad Technologies has made substantial inroads into a mostly untapped global market boasting 400 million powerful gaming PC's. Salad turns this enormous untapped value into games, gift cards, subscriptions, and other digital purchases. We are introducing Pay with your PC, and five years from now SaladPay will be ubiquitous.

Fresh off our latest round of seed funding, we aim to grow our community into the web's most user-friendly and trustworthy network for shared computational resources. We're a tight-knit, distributed team dedicated to open ideas and pull-no-punches collaboration.

Company Culture

Everyone is equal and everyone is an owner. Our founder is somewhat-obsessed with the Dunning-Kruger effect which bleeds into our culture of equal say and equal input; this is not to say we're a completely headless meritocracy, but you can be sure that your voice will be heard. We work towards North Stars that are determined at team retreats where everyone contributes and everyone has influence - there are no closed doors. Beyond the flexibility and agency one gets from working at a startup, perhaps the most important thing is ownership. Salad has a generous options package and we're firm believers that each of us are company owners; thus far, every team member has seen their equity stake increase as the company grows and reaches new heights.

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