Backend Engineer

| Greater LA Area
In a world where many social apps measure their success by time spent online, Raya is a technology company focused on providing utility. Our iOS only app is a tool for discovery of and access to exciting people, events, opportunities and recommendations globally. We believe that by marrying great software with a membership based community built around core values of trust, creativity, and reciprocity, we can provide solutions that have heretofore been impossible.
Backend engineers should be proficient at node JS or demonstrated ability to adapt to new languages quickly. Is a new graduate who loves to code or has 2+ years building software. This role can scale based on your experience and skill level. This person will join a backend team at the very early stages of the company (as the 5th server engineer) and will have all the excitement and accountability that comes from joining a fast growing, well funded, Los Angeles startup (we think it's the best opportunity in LA - check our why us page).
Raya’s team includes the 3rd designer of Facebook, one of the first 10 engineers at Venmo, the PM who launched the like button, the engineer who founded Flipagram and a lot of other amazing people. We prioritize learning and teamwork and love giving people the opportunity to champion big challenges and grow into better versions of themselves. A great candidate is excited to support the client team's initiatives in messaging, connecting, and local based maps initiatives. They are diligent and design software architecture in a scalable manner. Finally, They believe in Raya’s vision, which is to enrich lives by fostering relationships through quality, in person interactions.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Raya is centrally located in Los Angeles. Our office is nestled among some of LA's best known sites, including LACMA and the Grove.

What are Raya Perks + Benefits

Raya Benefits Overview

We have all the basics: health, vision, and dental insurance, unlimited vacation days, and lunch and dinner at the office. We're also invested in your personal growth, which means we'll give you a budget for international travel each year and support any educational initiatives.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Raya's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We have a quarterly company off-sites. Past off-sites include Ojai and Palm Springs.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch every day.
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with all your favorite snacks.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site valet parking.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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