Feather: Senior Backend Engineer
459 Broadway
New York, NY 10013


Employee Testimonials

Tommy Rowe

At Feather, our mission is to transform humanity's relationship with material goods to create a healthier and happier planet. Youll join a fast-paced, innovative team whose passion lies in delighting customers and helping people live lighter.

We are looking for a talented Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. In this role, you'll play a key part in the architecture of software solutions in a largely uncharted space: reverse logistics and subscription to physical goods. This role will report to our CTO.

What youll do:

  • Architect and model key functionality relied upon by our customers and multi-market workforce
  • Work in a distributed architecture consisting of APIs and message/event consuming microservices
  • Help identify the best technologies (AWS or otherwise) to address challenges in our roadmap
  • Help drive the evolution of our core data model, and deliver code that prioritizes data integrity/usefulness
  • Be a proponent of testable, scalable solutions
  • Collaborate closely with senior engineers while providing guidance to other engineers as the team continues to grow
  • Help define the coding standards and best practices for our engineering team as we grow

What you need to be successful:

  • Experience solving complex technical challenges - We're excited to hear about some of the interesting problems you've tackled!
  • 5+ years of experience building commercial software with a modern programming language
  • 3+ years building RESTful APIs using Express (or similar)
  • 3+ years working with relational databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, or SQL Server; understanding of complex joins, indexes, foreign keys, triggers, etc. are a must
  • 2+ years in a cloud based ecosystem, such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Experience developing with a test-driven mentality
  • Proficiency with Git
  • A good understanding of CI/CD

Some of the tools you'll be using:
*Please note: you definitely don't need to know all of these just yet. We care much more that you would be excited to bring your current experience to the table to ramp up on these technologies.

  • Language: Typescript
  • Test frameworks: Jest
  • Datastores: MySQL, Redis, and Elasticsearch
  • Server: ElasticBeanstalk and Serverless Lambdas running on AWS
  • APM: NewRelic
  • Containerization: Docker
  • Version control: Git

Who you are:

  • Based in NYC (or willing to move)
  • Excited about joining a small team and growing with Feather
  • Passionate about Feather's mission
  • Eligible to work in the United States

What youll get when joining Feather:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous health, vision, dental, 401k and ancillary benefits
  • Flexible vacation, work from home, and paid time off
  • A 50% discount on your own Feather subscription
  • The latest MacBook and a high-resolution external monitor
  • A stylish desk and an ergonomic chair (it's what we do, after all!)

Employee Testimonials

Tommy Rowe
Tommy Rowe
Account Manager

To me, working at Feather is a perfect balance of being challenged and supported. I’ve done things here I didn’t think I was capable of, all with the knowledge that my team has my back.

Brian Aguirre
Senior Data Scientist

Working at Feather has been a rewarding experience. In terms of my skills and background, it has allowed me to apply my love for math and data towards solving challenging problems that affect the operations of the company. As for in a personal and individual level, I feel I get the support and encouragement needed to grow and learn while wearing multiple hats from such incredibly intelligent and understanding people.