Senior Backend Engineer


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 12/29/2020
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  • Company Address: 131 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10012, US

About Grailed

Grailed is a curated e-commerce marketplace for men's clothing. Our community driven marketplace is built for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. Our goal is to provide an interactive and educational meeting ground where fashion enthusiasts can buy and sell their unique pieces.

Job Description

Grailed and Heroine are curated e-commerce marketplaces for men’s and women’s luxury fashion. Our community driven marketplaces are built for enthusiasts by enthusiasts, and our goal is to provide an interactive and educational meeting ground where people interested in fashion can buy and sell their unique pieces.
Our team focuses on providing an environment that encourages learning and growth, giving you the opportunity to lead your own projects and take pride in the work you do. We’re constantly looking for chances to create a more inclusive, fun, collaborative, and effective work environment.
We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to solve complex problems gracefully, grow scalable systems, and help to shape our technical vision. We are solving a wide range of technical challenges as we power the world’s largest marketplace for men and women’s fashion.
This is an opportunity to join a team of smart, thoughtful engineers with a clean, robust tech stack. You’ll get to use some skills you already know, learn new ones, and help take the team to the next level.

Who you are

You have 4+ years of engineering experience.
  • You have experience building, maintaining, or architecting one or more production web applications.
  • You have knowledge of and opinions on API design, database design, naming, and simplifying complex services.
  • You have an understanding of operational concerns such as deployment, migrations, configuration, and provisioning.
  • Preferably, you have professional experience with the technologies with which we work (Rails, Next.js, React, Flow, Postgres, Heroku).


As an Senior Backend Engineer, you will do things like:
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to build features and improvements
  • Extend our API and back-end systems
  • Interface directly with our PostgreSQL cluster
  • Add to and improve our testing environment
  • Figure out how to handle large traffic surges, especially during high-profile influencer campaigns. E.g., Lil'Yachty has over 7 million followers on Instagram alone and directed a large percentage of them to us during his influencer sale.
  • Solve challenges in architecture, security, anti-fraud, performance, scalability, personalization, optimization, payments and more
  • Help ensure our infrastructure is online and stable
  • QA and code review other engineers work
  • Keep up with the latest development trends in server-side technologies
  • Mentor and sponsor other engineers in your areas of expertise

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.