Sr. Full Stack Engineer (Remote) (CC)

Work Type: Contract
About Empirical
We are product development experts focused on helping forward thinking entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies convert their ideas into world-class technology products. We are a team of senior product strategists, designers and developers. At Empirical, we leverage deep business and technology expertise as well as proprietary processes to help minimize risks and increase the probability of success when developing technology products.

Our values
  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer, who will be responsible for the technical build out of our client's product with a hyper-focus on customer value, innovation and rapid iteration. We are looking for high energy candidates, who enjoy learning and taking every interaction as an opportunity to add value and grow. We are looking for lifelong learners, eager to take on challenges and are not afraid of stepping up to solve and tackle exciting challenges.

The project
You will work on an ongoing project within a fast-growing tech company that has created a leading sustainability platform to help large enterprises set and manage goals for carbon footprint reduction.  

  • Create technical system designs for a scalable backend infrastructure and frontend that can support larger enterprise usage
  • Drive the implementation of features from inception to end user value delivery
  • Partner with 3rd parties to complete integrations
  • Collaborate closely with all key stakeholders to ensure optimal user experience and successful adoption
  • Making strong technical recommendations in the early phases of building the product that will minimize the risk to scalability, security and speed of development in the future
  • Compile and review estimates around for technical aspects of a solution
  • Ensure all aspects of good design and construction are delivered
  • Work on backend nodejs APIs, react web UIs, and docker-based infrastructure
  • Manage AWS infrastructure including but not limited to databases, servers and serverless functions
  • Participate in database schema design changes
Your qualifications and experience
Must haves
  • Experience as a Lead Engineer (or similar) for an enterprise production product
  • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience with Node.js
  • 5+ years of experience with React and TypeScript
  • Familiarity and experience with Next.js and Nest.js
  • Degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience participating in architectural decisions and implementing them in production
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages and technologies as needed
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with enterprise SaaS products running on AWS
  • You have the ability to debug hard problems at every level of the stack, i.e. you can debug a web application problem single-handedly all the way from the browser, through the transport, through the application and servers and databases and asynchronous queues
  • Advanced English level (excellent communication skills – spoken word, written word, grammar and spelling)

  • Experience implementing Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience implementing container orchestration
  • Experience with a broad array of automated testing tools including but not limited to performance, load and security testing
  • Experience working in data science and machine learning
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and deployment and are able to create and maintain them
  • Participated in both early stage startups as well as successful enterprise product companies 

What we expect from you
  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Ability to work independently and get things done with minimal direction
  • Drive projects from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player

What we offer
  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development; mentorship, coaching and training as needed
  • Ongoing, 40 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?
  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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