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Senior Backend Engineer






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Senior Backend Engineer

Location: Type: Full-time
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.

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

    • Health coverage

    • Well-funded company built to scale

    • Competitive salary + equity

    • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off

    • Flexible parental leave

    • 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)

About Contra

Contra is a professional community 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 founded just over a year ago by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals and is rapidly paving the way for the future of work, or the "passion economy" (a term coined by one of our earliest investors). Our June product launch, the first Annual State of Independence report, was the #1 product of the day, #2 of the week on Product Hunt. We're also one of just a few companies partnering with TikTok to launch their TikTok Resumes Product.

Learn more about Contra
Contra on TikTok (our target audience is Gen Z)
Contra on Twitter
Contra in the Press
Ben on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CEO)
Gajus on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CTO)

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