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Backend Software Engineer

$100,000 – $160,000 yearly

Brick Labs, Inc.

Last Updated: 10/07/21

Job Description

About the Role

You'll play a key role as an early member of Brick's engineering team, helping to build both product and engineering team practice and culture. This is currently an individual contributor role with the opportunity for growth.

This is a fully remote role.

What You'll Achieve
  • You'll help establish the foundation for an early product, supporting the financial relationships between Contractors, Homeowners, and Brick.
  • You'll work with others and independently to build new product features from start to finish. For example, you might build a tool for our Contractors to create Estimates for their jobs.
Skills and Toolsets You'll Need to Bring
  • Crafting Well-Structured Backend APIs — You are proficient in implementing core business logic in performant API endpoints, using Javascript or Typescript on Node.js. You understand how parts of a system fit together and can craft endpoints with the fullstack in mind.
  • Familiarity with the Frontend — You have experience or are curious in jumping into the frontend to connect your endpoints to the user interfaces. Familiarity or interest in React/Redux a plus!
  • Patterns & Engineering Collaboration — You have experience working in a growing engineering team and have patterns and practices to share as we form our team collaboration styles.
Mindsets & Behaviors You'll Bring
  • Problem Solving & Organization of Mind — You seek to work through problems with a clear understanding of the context. You can decompose tricky problems and work towards a clean solution, independently or with teammates. You're comfortable asking for help when you get stuck.
  • Empathetic Communication — You communicate nuanced ideas clearly, whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or brainstorming in real time. In disagreements, you engage thoughtfully with other perspectives and orient your perspective on curiosity and inclusion.
  • Not Ideological about Technology — To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You might form opinions, but you're not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
Nice to Haves
  • You enjoy contributing to the growth of DevOps in a new team.
  • If you've experienced the technical challenges of building in an early stage startup, that's a plus.



Company Details

Oakland, California, United States
Brick (YC W21) is on a mission to build financial trust and stability in the home improvement industry. General contractors rank second to used car sales in the total number of complaints per year, and are consistently the most expensive consumer financial complaints. However, general contractors are often good actors who happen to run operationally complex businesses that lack the financial produ...