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💻Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Backend Engineer

Bento is hiring an engineer join our early engineering team! As a small team, this is a critical and high impact role in a fast moving environment. We ship daily, and are onboarding new customers weekly. While we are looking for a full stack role, we’re open to candidates who lean back-end especially as it comes to infrastructure, scaling and performance.
Bento is backed by top investors including Y Combinator and is distributed across the continental US.

This role

Build new product features across the stack, from back-end business logic implementation and scaling to full stack features.
Design thoughtful and practical architecture and data modeling for new features.
Improve the performance and reliability of existing features, such as through optimizing queries, refactoring, or introducing new tools.
Recognize pain points in our development workflow and appropriately build internal tools to support developer efficiency and application robustness.
This role is remote, and open to anyone working within PST-EST timezones.
As part of an early stage team, you'll sometimes wear multiple hats including working with our customers. We think the best team members view this as fun and an opportunity for impact.

Skills & cultural fit

Full stack and familiar with early stage startup life
4-8 years of engineering experience, with a significant experience in backend development, infrastructure and DevOps.
Really helpful if you've worked at a B2B software company, or otherwise have experience building software at a fast growing startup.
Bonus points for familiarity and interest in working on scaling problems related to infrastructure and performance optimization.
Current stack: Postgres, Node.js, Typescript, GraphQL, React. Infrastructure on AWS.
You're a pragmatic systems-thinker
You have the ability to design and architect new features and data modeling in a thoughtful and practical way.
You build in a holistic way, considering implications on data security, developer workflows and opportunity for automation.
You care about ensuring that our application queries are fast, our uptime is undisrupted, and that the end user experience is seamless.
You care about the business impact of the features we're building and know how to prioritize or communicate tradeoffs as a result.
Move fast...collaboratively
You are consistently thoughtful about the end user experience and enjoy going the extra mile to make the product more impactful for users.
You're an effective communicator and responsive both synchronously and asynchronously
You relish a fast-paced environment, but know it's important to bring people along and engage a wide set of perspectives
Personal growth is important to you: you have a clear idea of how and where you want to grow, and are excited about being in an environment that enables growth with feedback, opportunities and ownership.
Drop us a line at [email protected] if you'd like to connect, or know someone who'd be great for our team.