Senior Backend Engineer - Contra - (Node.js/GraphQL/PostgreSQL) at Unusual Ventures () (allows remote)

Senior Backend Engineer - Contra - (Node.js/GraphQL/PostgreSQL) at Unusual Ventures () (allows remote)


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Created: 2021-06-18 05:01:46

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About ContraContra is a professional network for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was started by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals. We’re creating a new way to work for the independent digital workforce.About the teamYou will be joining a remote-first team of backend engineers working primarily with Node.js, GraphQL, and PostgreSQL. You will be designing database schema and building GraphQL API for a rapidly growing professional network.This is a highly demanding role at a very fast-growing startup, working in a team of highly-accomplished, yet humble team who deeply care about the mission of the company. If you ever wanted to work on a rocketship, this is as close as it gets. Video from Gajus, CTO

How you’ll add value at Contra:

    • Develop enterprise-scale backend services using cutting edge technologies
    • Write professional-quality, clean and testable TypeScript code
    • Transform business requirements into relational database structures and GraphQL schemas
    • Craft readable, performant and scalable SQL queries
    • Collaborate with the rest of the team through planning, code reviews and regular communication

You'll be successful here if you:

    • Carefully plan your work and build for the future
    • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers on an early-stage product
    • Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just coding
    • Thrive in a remote-first environment
    • Are fluent in verbal and written English

Our stack:

    • Typescript
    • Backend: NodeJS, GraphQL, GraphQL Helix, Redis, PostgreSQL
    • DevOps: Gitlab CI/CD, ArgoCD, Kubernetes
    • Frontend: React, Suspense, & Relay

How Contra can add value for you:

    • Remote-first culture
    • Healthcare for employees
    • Well-funded company built to scale
    • Competitive salary + equity
    • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off
    • Flexible parental leave
    • Flexibility to choose employee or contractor status
    • Team retreat post-COVID
    • No Meeting Wednesdays
    • Half day every third Friday of the month
    • A custom slack emoji, just for you

Our interview process:

    • Complete a self-assessment form (10-15 minutes)
    • Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)
    • Technical interview with CTO (30-45 minutes)
    • Technical interview with Backend Lead Engineer (30-45 minutes)
    • You will receive the final answer from Contra no later than 48 hours after your final interview.

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