Backend Engineer at Rapptr Labs (Jersey City, NJ)

Rapptr Labs

About the Role

We’re looking for a talented Backend Engineer to join our growing app design & development agency. 

The ideal candidate will be able to contribute code to a number of successful live Node.js/GraphQL backends that support our clients’ web and mobile applications across interesting industries like scooter-sharing services, meditation applications, and rental apps.

The people who thrive in this position can also switch modes easily between solo efforts and team projects, and can overcome a wide array of coding challenges. They enjoy the rigor of producing high quality code that’s at the forefront of industry innovation. They’re thorough, detail-oriented, and take pride in their work. We are these things, too.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather requirements and collaborate with key internal & Client stakeholders to determine how to design scalable backend systems and APIs that meet our Client’s needs
  • Create, modify, and test high-quality code
  • Collaborate closely with project managers, designers, developers, and strategists
  • Take ownership of the projects you’re assigned

Key Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience with Node.js/GraphQL
  • Understand RESTful API concepts and development.
  • Familiarity with standard professional tools such as Git.
  • Ability to effectively communicate challenges and issues both verbally and written.
  • Ability to pro-actively manage your time to ensure you’re maximizing your productivity for our clients

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with Prisma ORM or knowledge of ORMs in general
  • Experience with integrating popular services, such as Twilio, SendGrid, Timekit, etc
  • Familiarity with AWS components (S3, EC2, RDS, Cloudfront, ELB, Athena, Sagemaker a plus)
  • Use of AWS components to implement Cloud based solutions
  • Experience with native or hybrid iOS & Android mobile app development
  • Knowledge/Experience with PHP
  • Experience with frontend web development, preferably React

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