Sep 20

Senior Node.js/GraphQL/PostgreSQL engineer

You will be joining a remote-first team of backend engineers working primarily with Node.js, GraphQL, and PostgreSQL. You will be designing database schema and building GraphQL API for a rapidly growing professional network.

This is a highly demanding role at a very fast-growing startup, working in a team of highly-accomplished, yet humble team who deeply care about the mission of the company. If you ever wanted to work on a rocketship, this is as close as it gets.


How you’ll add value at Contra



  • Develop enterprise-scale backend services using cutting edge technologies

  • Write professional-quality, clean and testable TypeScript code

  • Transform business requirements into relational database structures and GraphQL schemas

  • Craft readable, performant and scalable SQL queries

  • Collaborate with the rest of the team through planning, code reviews and regular communication




You’ll be successful here if you



  • Carefully plan your work and build for the future

  • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers on an early-stage product

  • Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just coding

  • Thrive in a remote-first environment

  • Are fluent in verbal and written English




Our stack



  • Typescript

  • Backend: NodeJS, GraphQL, GraphQL Helix, Redis, PostgreSQL

  • DevOps: Gitlab CI/CD, ArgoCD, Kubernetes

  • Frontend: React, Suspense, & Relay




How Contra can add value for you



  • Remote-first culture

  • Health coverage

  • Well-funded company built to scale

  • Competitive salary + equity

  • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off

  • Flexible parental leave

  • Team retreat post-COVID

  • No Meeting Wednesdays

  • Half day every third Friday of the month

  • A custom slack emoji, just for you




Our interview process



  • Complete a self-assessment form (10-15 minutes)

  • Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)

  • Technical interview with CTO (30-45 minutes)

  • Technical interview with Backend Lead Engineer (30-45 minutes)



Learn more about Contra


Contra.com)
Contra on TikTok (our target audience is Gen Z)
Contra on Twitter
Contra in the Press
Ben on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CEO)
Gajus on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CTO)


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