Software Engineer, Backend


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
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About Welcome

Welcome is redefining events for our remote world. Our platform enables you to create high-quality virtual events that feel like an Apple keynote. On a mission to level the playing field by democratizing access to the opportunities events provide, Welcome is a privately held company backed by Kleiner Perkins, Kapor Capital, WIN (Webb Investor Network) and Y Combinator.

Job Description

Welcome is a virtual event platform for high-end, branded events. Using Welcome, a single person can create a jaw-dropping experience that feels like an Apple product launch. We've built the first five-star virtual event venue and have the product and services to match. Our flagship product allows our customers to create an event that feels like an interactive TV show. There is nothing else like it.
We’re well-funded by top VCs. Within three months of a soft launch we’ve already signed a Fortune 500 company and the world‘s largest investment fund. Over the next few years, we project that we will be the number one player in the space with massive market share, resulting in huge revenue and valuation.
This is an incredible opportunity for the right person to have a massive impact on Welcome’s business. We are growing insanely fast and looking for a strong backend engineer to join our world-class team, match the tsunami of demand we are already experiencing, and help us grow even faster.
You want your work to have significant and measurable positive impact. You love bringing people together. Your happiness comes from the joy of others, and you look forward to building stand-out moments of delight into the Welcome experience. You are a keen problem solver and team player. You take pride in the craftsmanship of your work, and appreciate when it is rewarded; our customers are fine with fewer features, but are not okay with broken features. The backend software engineer role at Welcome encompasses architecture, software design, implementation, and testing to ensure we build and release products in a way that upholds the luxury quality of our brand.


    • Be part of an inclusive, collaborative team that embraces healthy discussions and supports each other in their goals
    • Architect, design, implement, test, and deliver robust and delightful products, continuing to keep the Welcome experience best-in-class.
    • Master our development process, culture, and code base, then improve it. Continually leave each of these in a better state than when you found

Basic Requirements

    • 3+ years of professional software development experience
    • Deep experience with at least one object oriented programming language (Java, Javascript, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, et al.) and corresponding web framework (Spring, Express, Rails, Django, et al.). Our backend is built in Ruby on Rails
    • Solid understanding of SQL databases and relational database schema design
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Requirements

    • Solid understanding of web technologies, such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and JSON. Our frontend is built in React.js and Redux
    • Experience building highly concurrent and scalable web applications, understanding of application and database performance, instrumentation, and monitoring
    • Track record of being a top performer in current and past roles

Our Investments in You

    • Competitive salary and equity compensation
    • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
    • Fitness, cell phone, and internet reimbursements
    • Top-of-the-line work computer
    • $2,000 budget to build your dream home office
    • Opportunities to attend the most high-end virtual events in the world
Welcome embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status.
We are composed of a diverse group of entrepreneurs, dreamers and builders who believe that exceptional, high-quality experiences can seamlessly bring people together, invite collaboration, and provide a meaningful sense of belonging. If you align to these principles and have what it takes we’d love to hear from you.

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