Matter is looking for a talented, friendly and thoughtful Backend/Infra Engineer to join us in creating the future of feedback. As one of the first 10 employees at Matter, you’ll get to work on our most interesting and impactful challenges. Together, we can help professionals everywhere reach their career aspirations and achieve their professional goals.

You’ll focus on the backend and infrastructure of our Web stack (JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, SQL, AWS), collaborating closely with other engineers, product managers, and designers. You’ll contribute to the product-development process, developing powerful, scalable APIs. You’ll write well-tested, maintainable code, and help drive the direction of our growing backend architecture and deployment processes.

A little bit about you:

  • You love making beautiful, and delightful Web experiences.
  • You’ve been building and deploying Web applications professionally for 5+ years.
  • You have experience working at a startup.
  • You are fluent in a programming language such as JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java. (Our stack is mostly JavaScript, but we love polyglots.)
  • You are comfortable writing raw SQL, and understand how ORMs work.
  • You have experience deploying Web services on AWS.
  • You have experience with, or a strong interest in learning, tools for deployment (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet), containerization (Docker, Kubernetes), CI/CD (CircleCI, Jenkins), monitoring/alerting (NewRelic, Sentry, Datadog, PagerDuty), and logging (SumoLogic, Splunk).
  • You are a strong communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers is no problem for you.
  • You can balance idealism with pragmatism.
  • You currently live in, or are willing to relocate to, the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bonus points:

  • You have experience with open source.
  • You have experience with event-driven infrastructure tools such as Kinesis, SNS/SQS, or Kafka.
  • You have experience with networking and VPN/VPC.
  • You have experience with testing frameworks such as Mocha, Jest, Karma, QUnit, Cypress, or TestCafe.
  • You have experience with backend frameworks, such as Express, Rails, or Django.
  • You have experience with frontend build tools such as Lerna, Yarn, or Webpack.

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