Senior Backend Engineer

Use your deep understanding of backend technologies and experience with data at scale to help build the infrastructure that makes millions of dogs happy across the US. You will be contributing to our API, our custom-build customer success tools, many geographical and logistical real-time challenges, and various new product features to keep improving our customer's experience.
Wag! is the #1 on-demand dog walking service and one of the fastest-growing startups, funded by Silicon Valley's top investors. We walk thousands of dogs in more than 100 cities every single day.

You will:
  • Be part of a growing team that has meaningful impact to customers by delivering high quality features at high velocity
  • Breakdown a feature into releasable chunks, estimate release schedule, and collaborate with others to work on features
  • Contribute to architectural and design decisions and be able to articulate the impact of those decisions

You have:
  • Experience with building backend systems at scale for at least 2-4 years
  • Worked on projects that have reached millions of customers and have individually contributed to many consumer-facing features
  • Strong knowledge of at least 1 backend language and 1 relational database, and general knowledge about many others.
  • Ability to dive into large existing projects and contribute by narrowing down and quickly understand relevant parts of the system
  • A pragmatic and agnostic approach to coding, with no specific preference for any language/framework, and understanding when to (and when not to) apply certain design patterns and refactoring, based on many years of experience with several large projects

Our backend stack:
  • Docker (local development)
  • PHP (Laravel), Javascript (React)
  • MySQL, Redis
  • AWS EC2, RDS, SQS, ElastiCache

We offer:
  • A productive work environment and ability to learn and grow from mentors and peers
  • Being part of a reputational brand that your family and friends have heard about and which delivers a happy experience to millions of satisfied dogs and their owners
  • A competitive salary with stock options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Catered daily lunches and open snack bar
  • Ability to bring your dog into the office

About Us
At Wag! we're crazy about dogs and the people who love them, and everything we do is intended to bring them joy and keep them safe. Our company was founded in 2015 and born from a love of dogs and an entrepreneurial spirit to help make pet parenthood just a little bit easier, so dogs and their humans can share a life full of joyful moments.

We invented on-demand dog walking by connecting an already passionate community of local dog walkers with pet parents. Launching in Los Angeles in 2015, Wag! services are now available in 43 states and more than 100 cities nationwide. Our walkers and sitters are vetted and pass a robust screening process—and our services are bonded and insured. We know your dogs are members of your family and taking care of them is the highest honor you can give Wag! walkers and sitters.

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