Staff Fullstack Engineer


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 401 Broadway Floor 25, New York, NY, 10013

About Artsy

Artsy is used by art lovers and collectors to discover, learn about, and buy art. Our growing database of 1,000,000+ works of art and design by 100,000+ artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online selection of contemporary art.

Artsy provides buyers with access to top works from the world’s leading galleries, museums, art fairs, and auctions, all in one place.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Staff Fullstack Engineer to join our team at Artsy, who will help lead our technical strategy and drive its implementation, with a proven track record building complex and impactful distributed applications.

Artsy’s world class Engineering team develops innovative solutions to serve all our partners across the art world (galleries, auction houses, fairs) and is focused on making art buying a joyful and safe experience for all collectors. As a Staff Engineer, you will mentor and inspire the team as you drive the continuous delivery of amazing user experiences and the backend systems that support them, directly impacting Arsty’s success in expanding the art market to support more artists and art in the world.

Across our teams, we employ technologies such as Ruby on Rails, React/React Native, Node.js, Postgres, MongoDB, TypeScript, GraphQL, and Relay. Artsy has a tradition of adopting cutting edge technologies where appropriate, and proactively helping to push them to stability as we leverage them within our stack; you can find the fingerprints of Artsy engineers and alumni on all these tools.

The ideal candidate is someone who has played a central role in the development of products over multiple releases and shipped software as an architect and thought leader within a very strong team. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about elegant systems and inspiring products, and who wants to build something that our users – who are equally passionate about art – love, trust, and rely on.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build the applications used by the collectors, galleries, and auction houses that make up the world’s largest online art marketplace.
  • Build user experiences with our frontend stack, which includes React, React Native, TypeScript, Relay and Jest.
  • Develop end-to-end features with our backend stack, which includes Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres and MongoDB.
  • Write clean, testable, readable and maintainable code that scales and performs.
  • Advocate for best practices and coding standards.
  • Multiply your impact by sharing what you have learned via team presentations, blog posts, pair programming, and other avenues.
  • Own your dependencies by interfacing with the open source community to solve problems when necessary.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • Significant experience mentoring and supporting other team members. You are a technical expert and are comfortable taking the lead of multiple projects. 
  • Experience building responsive and modern user interfaces, preferably with TypeScript and React.
  • Experience building and maintaining web services with either a GraphQL or RESTful API, preferably with Ruby on Rails and/or Node.js.
  • Experience querying and modifying a variety of databases, including Postgres, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch.
  • Experience being an integral part of the development of large systems; engaging in decision-making and tradeoff evaluation during the development of those systems.
  • Experience participating in several open-source projects and maybe having maintained a few.

Additionally you should:

  • Understand and uphold our key value of “impact over perfection”
  • Hold strong opinions, loosely held: you will change our team, and our team will change you.
  • Feel strong resonance with our engineering principles.

Artsy Values

Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

For the Love of Art: We have relentless curiosity, empathy, and passion for collectors, artists, and the art market. We are here to make the art world more fair and welcoming.

Own Our Outcomes: We are all individual owners of Artsy’s shared success. We are resourceful and resilient, and to get the job done, we each take responsibility for our outcomes.

Lead with Openness: We trust in our teammates. We seek diverse perspectives, communicate authentically, and act with integrity. A more open art world starts with us. 

Transform Together: Our mission asks us to challenge the status quo. We embrace feedback, learning, and change so that we can transform our industry, our company, and ourselves.

Impact Over Perfection: Using both art and science, we debate and decide swiftly and iterate on our plans as we learn. To make the biggest impact, we prioritize speed and clarity of action over perfection.

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