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Backend Engineer (Remote)

Rapptr LabsRemote, undefined
17 days ago

Join the team at Rapptr Labs!
At Rapptr, we’re dedicated to helping our clients to build and scale successful digital products. Our success as a product design agency is defined by the depth of these partnerships, the quality of our products, and the level of expertise and product strategy that we can bring to businesses of any size – from funded start-ups to established brands.

A culture of care, quality, and determination
It is our mission to provide our employees with a safe working environment and a culture that centers employee wellbeing, collaboration, initiative, hands-on learning, and determination. Who we are is reflected in how we engage with our clients, how we solve day-to-day problems, and how we treat one another on- and offline.

Remote and on-site work policy
Rapptr Labs is a fully-remote friendly company with a team spread across the U.S. We maintain a headquarters at 1 Penn Plaza in midtown Manhattan that we use to host client workshops and events. Employees in the NYC area are welcome to work out of the office where they can enjoy breakfast, afternoon snacks, Thursday happy hours, a pretty cool terrace overlooking 34th street, and other amenities.

About this role
In this role, the ideal candidate will be able to contribute code to a number of successful live Node.js/GraphQL backends that support our clients' web and mobile applications across interesting industries like scooter-sharing services, meditation applications, and rental apps.

The people who thrive in this position can also switch modes easily between solo efforts and team projects, and can overcome a wide array of coding challenges. They enjoy the rigor of producing high-quality code that’s at the forefront of industry innovation. They’re thorough, detail-oriented, and take pride in their work.

This is a full-time, remote, salaried position that pays between $80-125k annually with flexible work hours and benefits. Must be based in the continental United States and able to work on Eastern time.

What you’ll do

  • Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback
  • Work with Product Managers to understand product requirements and create workable tasks for the internal team to complete
  • Manage project budgets and inform decisions to make sure the team stays within budget
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports
  • Lead agile ceremonies such as sprint planning, scrum, demos, and retrospectives
  • Work with Designers & Engineers to deliver high quality product and features
  • Take deep ownership of the clients and projects you are responsible for
  • Ensuring Rapptr best practices for building products are followed (standard tools, standard process) across all disciplines (Engineering, Design, Product, QA)

What you’ll bring

  • 1-3 years of proven experience with Node.js/GraphQL BE project
  • Understand RESTful API concepts and development.
  • Previous experience in building BE services and good understanding with RDBMS
  • Familiarity with standard professional tools such as Git.
  • Ability to pro-actively manage your time to ensure you’re maximizing your productivity for our clients

Added bonus

  • Experience with Prisma ORM or knowledge of ORMs in general
  • Knowledge/Experience modern relational databases, such as PostgresQL, Planetscaledb, MySQL.
  • Experience with integrating popular services, such as Twilio, SendGrid, Timekit, etc
  • Familiarity with AWS components (S3, EC2, RDS, Cloudfront, ELB, Athena, Sagemaker a plus)
  • Use of AWS components to implement Cloud-based solutions
  • Experience with native or hybrid iOS & Android mobile app development
  • Knowledge/Experience with Python (Django), or TRPC
  • Experience with frontend web development, preferably React

Tech we use

  • Jira
  • Notion
  • Slack
  • App Store Connect
  • Google Play

Benefits and perks
As a member of the Rapptr team, you’ll have access to the following employee benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off with limited rollover
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Virtual healthcare and mental health therapy
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee referral bonuses

Equal Opportunity Employer
Rapptr Labs is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We stand behind our culture, which values and celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other protected group. We believe that we are all better when we encourage, support, and respect the diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and skills that we each bring to the Rapptr team.