Senior Backend Engineer (Nodejs/Lambda)

Whitespectre

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Remote

Yes

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (20 reviews)

Whitespectreis a product-centric,  technology consultancy for both VC funded start-ups and large, established companies across the US and Europe. We’re also a product incubator with our own applications and B2B SaaS platform. As long-term partners to our clients, we’ve played a critical role in their growth- both through the products we co-create and the expertise and processes we bring. Proudly remote first since 2013, we’re a close-knit team of 75, working in fast-moving, cross-functional agile pods to solve interesting technical challenges and drive real business impact.

What's it like to be a Javascript Engineer at Whitespectre?
  • All our engineers are sharp technical experts with the ability to think like product owners- being able to advocate for code quality as a long term strategic investment while knowing when to adapt a more start-up mentality to deliver rapid business value. They drive architecture and implementation decisions, mentor other engineers, and stay up to date with the latest Javascript techniques and trends as part of the collective Whitespectre Javascript brain trust. 
  • Whitespectre operates on a fully-modern tech stack- toolset includes Node.js/Next.js/Express, React, Typescript, REST/GraphQL, etc. Working smartly is important to us; automation, dynamic environments spin up with new feature branches and slack bot integrations control our production releases (CI/CD, AWS, Github workflows).
  • We follow an agile 2-week sprint methodology with Product, UI/UX and Engineering within the team to align closely with business stakeholders and incrementally build and release new functionality.
  • The majority of our projects involve building greenfield applications and our delivery teams typically own products end to end - your thinking and contribution make a big impact!
  • You can read more about life in our Javascript engineering team in this post by our Senior Engineer, Eneko, and about the ideas implemented by our Node.js team in this blog post.

Benefits
  • Competitive salaries, with payment in USD
  • Annual Performance & Salary Reviews, with proactive career management
  • 20 Days PTO & 3 Charity Days annually
  • Funded face-to-face meet ups in Barcelona, as well as, South America and Asia
  • Assisted Relocation package 
  • Flexible working hours for efficient teaming in a 100% remote environment (proudly remote-first for 10 years!)
  • Free English classes & educational expenses support
  • Generous Employee Referral Plan
  • Team Fitness and Charity Initiatives

Cultural benefits
In addition to the above benefits, we foster an inclusive working environment that provides:
  • Great company environment - check out Glassdoor
  • Personalized onboardings
  • Opportunity to contribute to company-level initiatives
  • Work with a broad range of best-in-class technologies
  • Cross-company knowledge groups - improve your expertise, share your learnings and work with different technologies and tools
  • Regular brown bag learning sessions
  • An emphasis on Work-life balance

This is the right position for you if want
  • The challenge of collaborating with business stakeholders and Product Managers to advocate for technology solutions while bearing in mind the tradeoffs for business results
  • The responsibility of designing new architectures and being confident to justify your technology decisions. (Plus debating and recognizing when a colleague has an even better idea!)
  • The opportunity to go outside your core expertise and strengthen skills with other technologies and learn more
  • To solve problems that can’t be addressed by just searching Stack Overflow
  • An environment where excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are valued and honed.
  • A culture where people from different backgrounds interact, collaborate and reach a shared goal

The “check the box” Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience as a Javascript Software Developer 
  • 4+ years of experience with Node.Js 
  • Experience working with AWS Lambda 
  • Experience with React or similar in the frontend is a plus
  • Advanced English level, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience contributing to technical decision-making within a team
  • Can work full-time with a significant crossover with the core hours: 11am - 7pm Central European Time
  • Live outside of the US. Please, no recruitment agencies.

Interested in applying?
  • Apply by completing the form - and we’ll get back to you. Candidates enjoy meeting our Javascript Technical Leads and discussing interesting coding challenges as part of our selection process
  • Or email us with any questions on [email protected] 
  • Our process includes the following:
  • A 30 minute video call with our Talent Acquisition team to understand your experience & expectations
  • A 60 minute technical interview to explore your technical capabilities
  • Final interview(s) with the company leadership to confirm fit & finalize your offer

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