Senior Backend Software Engineer

At Dollar Shave Club
  • Full Time
  • Employee

Posted on September 2nd

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We’re on a mission to help guys take care of their minds and bodies so they can be their best selves. We started with razors way back in 2011, and now millions and millions of members later, we’ve expanded into a variety of products including skincare, hair styling, oral care, colognes, deodorants, and more. We’re always growing and reinventing, and we rely on killer talent to help us achieve our goal of owning the bathroom. If you’re a team-playing innovator, you’ll fit right in. A sense of humor helps, too.

We’re looking for creative, inspired engineers to join our team and help us build and grow our commerce platform. Our platform powers our consumer-facing website, mobile apps, international shops, and partner channels. It includes our subscription billing & transactional systems, internal tools and data streams, and our fulfillment and shipping operations. Built primarily on Node.js and Ruby on Rails, with a bit of Elixir, Python and Go, we try to pick the right technology for the domain. As a software engineer, you will build new features, stand up microservices, and help scale the platform to support our rapidly growing customer base.

What We’re Looking For

  • A passionate engineer: You love to take on difficult, seemingly impossible technical problems and dig in to find creative ways to solve them.
  • A dedicated collaborator: You love collaborating with people whose diverse skills and backgrounds make up the engine for small, fast-moving teams.
  • An adept communicator: You know how to take difficult technical concepts and explain them in a way that other, non-technical teammates can understand.
  • A generous mentor: you enjoy teaching and coaching others, especially those who are less experienced or less knowledgeable than you.

Skills and Experience
  • Proficiency in at least one language: i.e. Ruby, Javascript, Python, Go, Elixir.
  • Experience with relational schema design. We use MySQL & Postgres.
  • Experience designing APIs, especially REST and GraphQL.
  • A good test-writer and cheerleader for TDD.
  • Grokking context maps and ubiquitous language is a big plus.
  • Experience building and tuning a high-volume API application is a big plus.
  • Prior experience with high-volume e-commerce domains is a big plus.
  • 5-7 years of software development experience. 6+ years preferred.

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