Backend Engineer

Role

As a Backend Engineer on a small team, you’ll be collaborating with our front end engineers, UX designers, and product managers to design, develop, and implement backend solutions powering large-scale web and native applications. You will be joining a small, fast-moving team at this early stage in a new political technology startup and thus you will immediately be shipping code that will be used across the country to power grassroots progressive change.

Responsibilities

  • Scoping, architecting, modeling and implementing multiple new product features
  • Writing API endpoints, schemas, data-handling functions, and other code
  • Advising and guiding the evolution of our product roadmap, providing feedback on feasibility and estimated timelines for new feature development
  • Upholding solid engineering standards and practices.

Who You Are

  • You are comfortable across the stack knowing your way around server-side web frameworks, leveraging relational databases to get the job done, provisioning and tweaking web servers, and building scalable APIs in Python.
  • You have a drive and enthusiasm about writing great code and learning new skills. You are self-motivated and excited by challenges.
  • You are passionate about progressive politics and comfortable in a deeply political atmosphere. We’re a mission-driven company, and everything we do is guided by political impact and custom-built for the progressive movement. Politics are an integral part of everyday life at Reach.
Your skills and experience will hopefully include:
 
  • Server-side development, especially Python
  • SQL and transactional databases, especially Postgres
  • REST,  GraphQL and building scalable APIs
  • Developing, releasing, documenting, and supporting backend code
  • Multithreaded and asynchronous programming
  • Problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills

If you aren’t an expert on everything here, don’t worry about it. As long as you are open-minded and game to try new things, we want to hear from you.

Details

  • This position is based in Long Island City, NY.
  • We are open to a salaried or independent contractor arrangement.
  • We offer a salary of $50k-$70k
  • Includes paid time off and paid family leave.

Apply Now

We are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the activists that we stand with and fight alongside. We especially encourage women, non-binary people, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.