Senior Backend Engineer - Contra - (Node.js/GraphQL/PostgreSQL)

 Unusual Ventures
 20 days ago
About Contra
Contra 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 team
You 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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