Senior BE Engineer

New York, NY, United States • $100k - $180k • 0.1% - 3.0%

Taste Labs, Inc

Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


  • $100k - $180k
  • 0.1% - 3.0%


11 - 25 people


833 Broadway Apt 2 F
New York, NY, 10003, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Elastic Search
  • React Native

Role Description

We are looking for a creative, driven, independent person that pays close attention to detail and loves design-thinking and rapid prototyping. This person will work directly with the co-founders and dev & data teams to scale our existing API across categories and to provide recommendations as a service across the web.

Tasks include

  • Build and scale our existing API to handle tens of thousands of requests per second
  • Expand to additional categories including location-based categories such as restaurants and hotels
  • Open our API to provide recommendations as a service to be used in apps and websites across the web
  • Lead the design, implementation, and deployment of new features from start to finish
  • Make decisions about architecture and framework decisions, and to promote best practices including unit and load testing

We are looking for

  • 5+ years of professional experience developing high traffic systems
  • Extensive experience engineering Node.js cloud-based platforms
  • Experience with API and microservice design patterns
  • Experience with MongoDB or similar NoSQL database
  • Experience writing tests, CI/CD, debugging

Nice to have

  • Prior startup experience
  • Data science or machine learning background
  • Exposure to large-scale AWS/Google Cloud infrastructures
  • Familiar with FE frameworks such as React or Angular
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent additional experience

About Taste Labs, Inc

Taste provides personalized recommendations from like-minded people all around the world—use it to find your next favorite movie, band, restaurant, book, and much more.

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