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Knack is a no-code business productivity platform

Senior Backend Engineer

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Hi, we're Knack, a no-code platform used by thousands of customers — from non-profits to the world’s biggest companies — to build better businesses with data.

Keep reading if:

  • You're sick of Silicon Valley nonsense. We're a 100% remote culture focused on a sustainable journey and long-term vision.
  • You're ready to take on the biggest challenges of your career, doing irreplaceable work on a product that is transforming how work is done.
  • You want to do that work with genuinely good people who are as invested as you are in being a part of a great team and building an awesome product.

Stop reading if:

  • You're more interested in learning than doing. We're all about learning, but we're driven more by our work making a real world impact for the better.
  • You're only about the 1s and 0s. Our engineers engage with our entire team and company. It makes them better teammates and ultimately better engineers.
  • You only care about the latest tech stack. We happen to use the latest tech stack, but only because it's the best option for our customers.

Still with us? Great! We need a brilliant javascript engineer to help us meet the enormous challenges around managing complex data with speed, reliability, and security.

We’re looking for someone who’s not just just an expert in Node and Javascript, but who also cares deeply about code quality and architecture, and enjoys diving into the deep end of challenging work.

And did I mention self-motivated and independent? This is a 100% remote role, with a flat culture that gives you the autonomy to define how you can do the best work of your career.

In this role, you will:

  • Use your JavaScript and Node expertise to secure, develop, and extend the Knack API.
  • Help solve data-driven problems like caching, version control, batch processing, real-time concurrency, and security.
  • Propose and implement architectural approaches for new features, performance improvements, and refactoring legacy code.
  • Improve the quality and confidence of a complex codebase with tests, audits, and performance metrics.
  • Be an inspiring and supportive teammate by participating in PR reviews, pair programming, active feedback, idea generation, teaching, learning, and in general being a delightful human being.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • A problem solver. You aren't afraid to go deep, experiment, learn on the fly, and do the work.
  • Experienced as a meaningful contributor to a data-driven architecture at scale.
  • Passionate about quality. You do things right the first time by thinking deeply about quality, soliciting feedback, and being test-driven.
  • Humble but opinionated. You have lots of ideas, yet you are happy to shift directions when a better path emerges. You take your work much more seriously than you take yourself.
  • An active collaborator. You want feedback on your work early and often, and you get a kick out of a collaborative process because it challenges you to do better work.
  • Engaging beyond 1s and 0s. You understand that empathizing with our customers, building relationships with your co-workers, and going deep on the product makes you a better teammate and a better engineer.
  • Hungry for meaningful work, and space to do it. Knack is a complex product in a complex space and the work is extremely challenging - but also deeply rewarding. Knack makes a major impact in the work of thousands of companies and organizations.

Our Stack

  • Backend - JavaScript, Node, ES6
  • Data - Both SQL and NoSQL, Postgres, Mongo, Redis, Solr, ElasticSearch
  • DevOps & Deployment - All things AWS, Jenkins, Github
  • Testing - Cypress, Ghost Inspector, Mocha
  • Frontend - Vue.js, Webpack, SCSS

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Knack at a glance

Knack is a no-code business productivity platform

Knack focuses on SaaS, Databases, Small and Medium Businesses, Application Platforms, and Cloud Data Services. Their company has offices in Earth and United States. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.knack.com/ or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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