Lead Backend Engineer

| Greater LA Area
With over 7 million members and more than 400,000 listings, GOAT is the world’s largest marketplace for authentic sneakers. Our Backend Engineering team builds and maintains the core services of our platform, which serve as the backbone for all of our web, mobile, and internal applications.
We are looking for an experienced Lead-level Engineer to help their team design and implement new features across multiple backend applications. As a both a technical leader and a core individual contributor, you will play a key role in enhancing a monolithic Ruby on Rails app at the heart of the business and in building out a new, more scalable service-driven architecture.

As a Lead Engineer, you’re expected to:

  • Take point on projects and problems of significant scope, possibly spanning multiple teams and applications
  • Deliver stable, well-tested solutions on time, delegating where appropriate
  • Provide clear technical direction and advocate for improvement while minimizing downtime and risk
  • Adapt to technical change with agility by proposing creative and thoughtful alternatives
  • Coordinate with other leaders and set proper expectations for all parties involved
  • Bring technical leadership and oversight to all teams and projects of which you are a part
  • Write code that is efficient, well-organized, easy-to-use, extendable, and scales well
  • Successful engineers at this level also look well beyond their specific assignments to help ensure that the whole project gets over the finish line quickly and correctly

We're looking for:

  • 7+ years of professional experience in software engineering with recent experience developing in Ruby on Rails
  • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
  • A quick learner, a self-starter, able to work independently, and you're willing (and able) to handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility

Benefits and Perks:

  • Join the early team and work closely with founders on all aspects of the company
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Competitive salary and equity grants
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants
  • Unlimited vacation

Founded in 2015 and based in Los Angeles, California, GOAT is the safest way to buy and sell sneakers. Whether you’re looking to buy rare sneakers, discover new ones, or earn money by listing sneakers you already own, GOAT is your destination. And with an authentication service, buyer protection guarantee and great customer service, it’s the safest option in the industry. We are backed by some of the leading names in venture capital including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Matrix Partners, NEA, SV Angel, Upfront Ventures and Y Combinator.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

What are GOAT Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidy
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