Lead Backend Engineer

| Austin | Remote
About ibble
ibble is reinventing how people have digital conversations and engage with ideas that matter most to them.

Check out the ibble mobile application in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You can also view videos of our application on our website - www.getibble.com/features 

ibble is seeking a Lead Backend Engineer to join our rapidly-growing engineering team. As a member of the engineering team, you will be working on building out and supporting our cutting-edge backend and infrastructure. We pride ourselves on quickly iterating and building technical solutions to tackle the challenges of our product. As a team lead, you will be expected to become an expert in your respective domain, as well as effectively communicate and reinforce best practices for your entire development team.

Our Tech Stack

  • Typescript
  • NodeJS
  • NestJS
  • Postgres
  • Heroku
  • Rxjs
  • Functional programming
  • Reactive programming

What You Will Do

  • You'll be working with a small, high-energy team in building a consumer-facing product that millions of people will use.
  • As a lead backend engineer, you will be a subject expert within your area of focus. You will play a key-role in building and maintaining our API gateways, deployment pipelines, and database architecture. You'll have direct control of feature sets and technical decisions and will be able to see the direct impact of your efforts within our product.
  • You will work directly with product owners as well as lead/mentor fellow engineers. 
  • As part of your role, you will be expected to bring features through the entire software development lifecycle. You will be responsible for assessing feasibility and complexity, providing estimates and breaking features down into subtasks. You will then work with your team in contributing, reviewing, testing, and instrumenting elegant solutions to challenging problems. 
  • You will contribute directly to our product’s success through taking a data-driven approach to your work. From measuring the adoption of a feature to building out the support needed to run A/B testing, we believe that taking a first-principle approach to feature development and releases is core to building better products and software.
  • Our team is highly collaborative, and you'll also have the chance to provide feedback on everything from culture to architecture and team operations, and the overall product.

Who You Are

  • At least 6+ years of experience in an individual contributor, backend-focused role.
  • At least 3-5+ years of experience working as a team lead or senior role with oversight of other individual contributors
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, such as Postgres, MySQL, etc..
  • Past professional experience in a strongly typed language, such as Java, C#, or Typescript.
  • Past professional experience in server-side web application frameworks such as Express.js, NestJS, or Java Spring.
  • Understanding and experience with reactive and functional programming paradigms such as RxJs or ReactiveX.
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • We prefer generalists over specialists and look for candidates with a history of pushing past their comfort zone and learning new things.
  • You understand—and are excited to join—an early-stage company and have the opportunity to play a critical part in building the app and new features.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • RxJSLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • NestJSFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ibble Custom CMSCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

ibble offices are located in the heart of downtown on the historic 6th street, with easy walking distance to restaurants & plenty of parking options.

An Insider's view of ibble

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office at ibble has always been a collaborative and democratic space. All desks are out in an open area - from interns to the CEO. The glass offices and conference room are only used for meeting spaces. You'll often find a team member white-boarding out a problem, workshopping with advisors, or just making a latte in the kitchen.

Cate

Director of Marketing

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

One of the technical challenges I enjoy is developing an app that is a hybrid of React Native and Swift. Specific screens are ported to Swift to maximize performance, with Swift and RN staying in sync by communicating over a bridge. Surprisingly there doesn't seem to be a lot of teams embracing both!

Jason

Backend Engineer II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have experienced growth with being able to own projects. I can take my past experience and ideas to help implement and inspire change. Many of the projects I’ve been able to shift have dealt with company culture and communication. I also love team building and have been able to grow as a leader and support other people on the team.

Mandie

Executive Assistant to CEO

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At ibble we operate in pods with a flat organizational structure. Every employee, from intern to CEO, is empowered to find ways to improve our product. This starts with listening to our users and employees so we can develop repeatable tests. We learn together through every moment, allowing every person at the company to develop creative solutions.

Raymond

CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

The company supports my career growth by understanding that I am constantly learning and evolving! I feel lucky that I am not judged when I don't know something and that my peers are always happy to help. Not to mention, ibble provides me with all the tools I need to be technically successful AND supports my creative attributes.

Kelsey

Influencer Coordinator

What are ibble Perks + Benefits

ibble Benefits Overview

Company benefits: health, vision, and dental are offered for full-time employees. Generous paid leave is given on a yearly basis. ibble also offers equity to new hires.

Company perks: ibble gear, parking reimbursement, fully stocked kitchen, company events, equipment when needed.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
ibble has partnered with non-profits such as United Way for Greater Austin, Safe Alliance, and Success by 6.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
ibble's management team is as diverse as our staff. We welcome all different races, genders, orientations, abilities, etc.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We believe in hiring the best talent for the job. We prioritize raw talent, hunger to grow, and commitment over traditional indicators of success.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
ibble offers flexible scheduling for all staff when obligations and needs are clearly communicated.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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