Hiring Founding Software Engineer, Backend | Capture

Founding Software Engineer, Backend

Capture

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Remote

Yes

We’re building a diverse team to join us in our ambitious vision for the future. It takes a village to make an extraordinary product, and having a wide range of perspectives to challenge each other’s assumptions is crucial to our mission and to our success. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others from historically marginalized groups to apply.

As a Backend Engineer and one of our first technical hires, you will:

  • Work closely with the founders to design, implement, and maintain a robust, powerful API and related infrastructure that will form the foundation of our developer platform
  • Solve interesting architecture challenges (knowledge graphs, search, 3rd-party integrations)
  • Write performant, high-quality, and maintainable code
  • Pair-program with other engineers to ship features, tests, and bug fixes across our codebase
  • Lead projects from conception to production launch
  • Measure and iterate based on analytics and user feedback
  • Develop empathy for the the people who use our products every day

Our tech

As a small team, we’re all generalists and constantly learning new technologies. We don’t expect you to have a background in everything we use, but we do expect strong JavaScript fundamentals and a background working with React, Node, and ideally TypeScript.

If you’re curious, this is the technology that currently powers our apps:

  • React frontend, CSS-in-JS, utilizing hooks for composable functionality
  • Replicache for realtime data synchronization and offline support
  • Propriety state management solution similar to Redux
  • ProseMirror-based rich text editor
  • Capacitor for our hybrid iOS app, with custom extensions written in Swift
  • Electron for our desktop app
  • Node, Postgres for our backend
  • Hosted on AWS, Heroku, Vercel
  • GitHub, Slack, Notion

Qualifications

  • You have strong JavaScript fundamentals and a background working with React or Node
  • You get excited about delivering delightful experiences to end users
  • You love the idea of owning projects end-to-end
  • You have experience collaborating cross-functionally across product roles (designers, PMs)
  • You're pragmatic and can reason effectively about prioritization and scope
  • You have a bias for action and are quick to implement new features and systems

About the company

For full-time employees, we offer:

  • Challenging work with a high degree of ownership
  • Competitive salary and startup equity
  • Work life balance and unlimited PTO we actually want you to use :)
  • MacBook Pro, high-res display, and accessories
  • Remote-first work (no mandatory commutes!)
  • Budget to set up your home office
  • Co-working space at an office if you want it
  • Top-tier benefits, including: health, dental, vision, and 401k
  • Monthly stipend for coffee and snacks
  • Regular team events and off-sites

We're a distributed team primarily based in New York City and San Francisco, however we encourage folks from any timezone or background to apply.

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