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Senior Back End Engineer job in New York City

Kickstarter jobs
New York City, New York
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Certified B Corporation
Internet Services

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New York
New York City


Kickstarter is looking for a Senior Back End Engineer to contribute directly to our platform for creators and makers. The successful candidate loves building new products and solving problems unique to payment infrastructure. 

 About the Team 

Our engineering team works closely with designers and product managers in small teams to build fun project discovery modes, elegant project management tools, and top-tier payments processing. The group of us who work with Platform and Payments is committed to gracefully evolving our monolithic app as it relates to essential services and support for payment infrastructure (which has processed over $3 billion in pledges.) Read more about us on our blog, Backing & Hacking. 

In this Role You Will: 

  • Use ad-hoc QA clusters to test and demo new features. 

  • Use GitHub pull requests for peer review. 

  • Use continuous deployment with feature flags for smooth rollouts.  

  • Utilize a wide variety of skills and interest, including: Ruby on Rails, Java, Data Stores (we use MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kinesis, and Redshift), GraphQL, Functional Programming, and payments. 

About You

  • You have 5+ years of experience building web applications. 

  • You are friendly, collaborative, and supportive. 

  • You value personal growth and positive feedback. 

  • You demonstrate an empathetic, collaborative communication style with fellow engineers and non-engineering stakeholders. 

  • You consider how your work impacts others. 

  • You demonstrate thoughtful, flexible approaches to mentoring colleagues and guiding technical decisions.

If this sounds interesting to you, please send us your resume, links to your work, and tell us a bit about yourself!

Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

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