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Backend-Focused Full Stack Engineer at Jakt

New York City · Full Time

Jakt is a growing digital innovation studio in NYC. We partner with companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprises, to create bespoke digital products that solve problems. We're on a mission to positively impact the lives of 100 million people by 2027 with solutions we've created.

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Job Description

As a Backend-Focused Full Stack Developer, your primary focus is the user and how they interact and experience your work. You will help our partners (clients) achieve business goals through the digital solutions we create for them.

REQUIREMENTS (In order of priority)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
In-depth knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Python, Ruby, PHP. Python and Ruby are preferred.
1-5 years of web development experience using at least one backend framework (i.e. Django, Rails, Laravel). Django and Rails are preferred.
Proficient in SQL.
Proficient working with UNIX environments.
Comfortable working with HTML, CSS/SCSS, and Javascript.
Comfortable with daily Git usage and common branching strategies.

Experience using a frontend framework (i.e. React, Angular, Vue) is a bonus.

Creative when it comes to problem-solving and you have a solid grasp of software engineering fundamentals.
Proficient in integrating frontend frameworks (i.e. React, Angular, Vue).
Proficient in creating web services and deploying web applications.
Able to concisely document all parts of a project.
Able to specify APIs and collaborate with frontend teams to align requirements.
Understands test coverage best practices and utilizing CI.
Knowledgeable in caching, scaling and performance best practices.
Ability to pick up new libraries and technologies quickly.
Great problem solving and debugging skills.
Collaborates with product managers and designers to offer insight into technical constraints and contribute solutions.
Can work well with ambiguity and able to organize within Scrum or Kanban methodologies.
Ability to jump into anything and figure it out.

If you choose to join us, these would be your goals for the year.
Complete development tasks within 20% of the estimated time.
Learn one new framework or core competency.
Contribute to improvements in development process.
Develops features according to requirement specs and creates an appropriate level of documentation.

When you say you will do something, you do it.
You have empathy in everything you do. Whether it’s empathy for your users that you are creating a product for, empathy for our partners when you are helping them build their business, or empathy for your teammates.
You creatively solve problems. This includes both problems that we are hired to solve or in general when problems arise.
You are constantly looking to innovate on processes.
You say what you mean and what you are thinking.
You take responsibility, for any action or inaction.
You are always looking to make others successful, both our partners and your teammates.

Competitive pay and benefits.
A fun, lively, friendly environment.
Access to the NYC startup, VC, and creative scene.
The opportunity to help build an amazing culture and company.

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