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Sr. Software Engineer (Backend), Foundation Services

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United States

Job Description

Who we are

In a world where acquisition costs are skyrocketing, funding is scarce, and ecommerce merchants are forced to do more with less, the most innovative DTC brands understand that subscription strategy is business strategy.

Recharge is simplifying retention and growth for innovative ecommerce brands. As the #1 subscription platform, Recharge is dedicated to empowering brands to easily set up and manage subscriptions, create dynamic experiences at every customer touchpoint, and continuously evaluate business performance. Powering everything from no-code customer portals, personalized offers, and customizable bundles, Recharge helps merchants seamlessly manage, grow, and delight their subscribers while reducing operating costs and churn. Today, Recharge powers more than 20,000 merchants serving 90 million subscribers, including brands such as Blueland, Hello Bello, CrunchLabs, Verve Coffee Roasters, and Bobbie—Recharge doesn’t just help you sell products, we help build buyer routines that last.

Recharge is recognized on the Technology Fast 500, awarded by Deloitte, (3rd consecutive year) and is Great Place to Work Certified.

Role Overview

The Foundation Services team is a place for engineers who are passionate about exploring ideas and implementing the right ones for the business rapidly to provide an ever-improving platform for our development team’s delivery. We create and drive platform-level features that enable teams to provide high-scale functionality to our merchants.

Responsibilities include our eventing system, serverless compute architecture, processing all inbound and outbound webhook traffic, and a sophisticated multi-object cache and search infrastructure used throughout Recharge.

We're looking for engineers with cloud computing experience who like to collaborate closely with others and relentlessly seek ways to improve our code base, processes, and themselves.

Our Tech Stack: Python, Flask, Dapr, KEDA, Kubernetes, GCP Cloud Functions, Elasticsearch, Redis, Terraform, Helm, OpenTelemetry, Docker, Splunk, Signalfx, Sentry, SaaS, CloudSQL/MySQL

Who you are

We recognize that there are a variety of personalities and work styles. Here are some facets of people who enjoy working at Recharge Engineering:

  • You want to work remotely, but you love working closely with your teammates - collaborating to clarify, confirm, theorize, figure out, and decide on solutions to problems

  • You’re passionate about rapid prototyping and prioritizing the ones that have an immediate business impact. You want a fast-paced work environment.

  • You are good at breaking up work so you can deliver value early but with a clear mid and long-term direction.

  • You’re Self-driven; pragmatic and take strong ownership of getting things done

  • Typically, 5+ years of development experience in fast-paced environments, that said if you’re coming from another industry and are self-taught, we look for that as well.

What you’ll do

  • Build high-impact, high-performance, high-scale products

  • Understand roadmap priorities and write solid code - first launch something useful, and as the code progresses ensure scalability, testability, supportability, and maintainability

  • Puzzle-solving and debugging issues across multiple levels of the stack

  • Perform thorough code reviews and provide useful feedback

  • Lean in as needed when duty call

What you’ll bring

  • A knack for engineering simple solutions to solve complex problems

  • Self-driven; pragmatic; a passion for taking ownership of your work and delivering outcomes

  • Ability to work remote-first in a high-growth company

  • Ability to demonstrate high self-sufficiency to take on and complete projects promptly

  • We need our engineers to be versatile, display ownership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward

  • Experience with Python, Serverless, Kubernetes, and Cloud Platforms such as GCP or AWS, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

  • Demonstrable expertise with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Experience / Education / Qualifications

  • Typically, 5+ years of relevant full stack development experience across back-end such as Python, Nodejs, and front-end experience including JavaScript and/or TypeScript, HTML, CSS or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with micro-service architecture

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or other STEM-related field or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrable cloud computing experience

  • Prior e-commerce experience preferred

All that said, we know people have varied backgrounds. If you don't meet 100% of the requirements, but you know you can do the job, we believe in you! We'd love for you to apply anyway, and tell us why you'd be a great addition to the team.

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Recharge Payments is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with our principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Recharge Payments prohibits any form of workplace harassment.

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Advice from our career coach

To be successful in this role at Recharge on the Foundation Services team, candidates should possess a strong background in cloud computing and be able to work collaboratively to drive platform-level features. It is essential to have experience with Python, Serverless, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms such as GCP or AWS. Here are some key tips for standing out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your experience with eventing systems, serverless compute architecture, and multi-object cache and search infrastructure
  • Showcase your ability to collaborate closely with teammates and continuously seek ways to improve code base and processes
  • Demonstrate your knack for engineering simple solutions to complex problems and your self-driven, pragmatic approach to work
  • Emphasize your experience with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, as well as your ability to work remote-first in a high-growth company
  • Discuss any prior e-commerce experience and familiarity with micro-service architecture to further strengthen your application

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