Senior Node Backend Engineer

WW International (formerly Weight Watchers) - New York, NY

Posted 4 months ago

WW is looking for candidates to help change people’s lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, we build communities in order to deliver wellness for all.

To learn more about WW and jobs with a purpose, visit

General Summary:

Come join the tech leading Enterprise team at WW! As a Node Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for architecture design, implementation and support of ongoing products, as well as tech innovations such as GraphQL. Work across the board with several backend microservices and coordinate with our new machine learning initiatives.

The position requires a strong background in software architecture, requirement analysis, and experiences collaborating with frontend and fellow backend teams. Experience maintaining open source projects and work on GraphQL Apollo are a plus.

You must be a self-starter who is passionate about the technology you are building and eager to produce world-class services. You should enjoy a team environment where your success depends heavily on the success of your team and organization.

Experience Required:

5+ years experience with Node JS backend application development with a focus on microservice architecture, writing unit tests, familiarity with open source node modules

  • 4+ years experience with database technologies (MongoDB, Postgres)
  • Worked on GraphQL integration
  • Proficiency with GitHub and JIRA workflows
  • Familiarity working with Agile on Scrum teams
  • General knowledge of storage concepts and protocols in relation to virtualized/cloud environments
  • Experience with monitoring and performance analytics tools (Datadog, NewRelic, Loggly, Stackdriver, Prometheus, etc...)
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and articulate clear viable tactical & strategic options as part of a cross-functional global team
  • Advanced systems troubleshooting and optimization, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with the ability to adapt and change priorities as the business needs change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with collaborative team skills

Desired Skills

  • Excellent people skills and comfortable managing people across several teams
  • Deep understanding of microservice architecture and integration with data streams
  • Experience supporting modern datastore and database platforms and services (Postgres, RDS, MongoDB, etc...)

As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work. We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall well being, including:

  • Competitive compensation and profit-sharing plan
  • A 401K plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
  • Health care coverage starting on your first day
  • Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
  • Commuter benefits
  • Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
  • Free WW membership for you plus 3 free WW memberships for your friends and 3 for your family
  • Free fruit, snacks and coffee to get you through your day
  • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
  • Robust employee referral bonuses
  • Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career

WW is an equal opportunity employer. WW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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