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Senior Back-End Engineer - API

Notarize, Remote

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At Notarize, we’re pulling the future closer. There are 1.25 billion notarizations a year. And as the first company to complete a legal online notarization, online mortgage closing, online will, online auto sale, and countless other critical transactions, we’re proud of our role in bringing industries into the digital age. Digital transformation at Notarize may require new products, new legislation, new partnerships, or new teams and new ways of working. We’ve never shied from doing whatever it takes to help people with life’s most important transactions, online, and we’re building the team to operate a critical platform company in tomorrow’s economy.
 
We're looking for a senior-level Back-End Engineer to join our API Team. The API Team focuses on core platform improvements, including but not limited to APIs. You'll be part of a cross-functional team, working with designers, front-end & back-end developers, and product managers as you design, build and extend systems to support our consumer-facing products.

Our tech:

  • The main pieces of our back-end stack are Ruby on Rails 6.0.3, Postgres through AWS RDS, Redis/Sidekiq and Heroku. We also use React.js and GraphQL with Apollo on the front-end, but we consider ourselves platform agnostic. A willingness to learn and experiment with new tech is much more important than hands-on experience with our current stack. Most importantly, we want thoughtful, collaborative engineers who are comfortable adapting to new technology and new opportunities. We are solving complex challenges to scale our tech stack 10X, 100X to meet the rapid growth of the company.

What you'll do on the API Team at Notarize:

  • Design, build, extend, and support a highly available and scalable infrastructure
  • Be involved in all phases of development, from ideation to release to tracking and analyzing the impact of shipped features
  • Thoroughly test your own code, from unit tests to automated end-to-end tests
  • Provide leadership and critical input on the design of our technologies and services
  • Own/drive/carry projects end to end
  • Develop integrations with many third parties to ingest more transactional volume
  • Solve scalability demands with more performant DB queries / redesign of DB tables / heavy data migrations / memory concerns / code timing
  • Encourage changes for simplicity and efficiency (e.g. rewrite legacy code / change logic for less complexity, nothing is final)

What we're looking for:

  • Five plus years of experience in product software development
  • A love of problem solving, and delivering innovative product solutions to improve people’s lives
  • Hands-on experience building and shipping software and web applications
  • An ability to contribute effectively on any part of the stack - from back-end services to data layers to web interfaces
  • A belief in thorough unit test coverage, strong test case scenarios - you actively consider the different ways features will be used
  • A desire to create quality products and tools that people can actually use
  • A passion for clean / simple / tidy code
  • A resolve to find solutions by all means, work autonomously, never get stuck on a problem and wait to be told what to do
  • Effective communication and active listening skills, with a thoughtful, collaborative approach to problem-solving

Our Engineering Culture:

  • Learn it: You will tackle complex tech problems in areas of performance, scalability and security. You will innovate on our existing solutions, as well as learn new ways to invent our future. You will share your knowledge and experience with other engineers. 
  • Communicate it: You'll be part of a small, cross-functional team (no silos) with a highly collaborative process that values thoughtful communication, not just with other engineers but with all parts of the organization. 
  • Ship it: We release to production weekly, with multiple interim builds to testing environments. All builds depend on continuous, automated end-to-end integration tests.
  • Fix it: We’re a small startup with big plans, and there’s so much to do. Whether it’s an antiquated legal process, an edge-case user interaction, a quirky piece of code, or a desk that hasn’t been put together yet, we show up every day with the goal of digging in and leaving something better than we found it.

Some of our benefits:

  • Competitive salaries & equity
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental, and vision
  • Unlimited PTO & flexible work schedules
  • Paid parental leave
  • Annual budget for personal learning & development
  • Small, cross-functional teams
  • Paid lunches (through Grubhub) & regular Lunch & Learn sessions
Notarize is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We'd love to hear from you.

About Notarize

At Notarize, our mission is to help people execute the most important transactions of their lives and to make legal notarization more convenient, secure, and verifiable. Notarize is the first notary public platform allowing any person or business to get their documents legally notarized online. In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia became the first state to allow appropriately certified Virginia notaries to serve customers online. And, these notaries were given the explicit authority to serve Americans no matter where they're located. These online notarizations are accepted across the country due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution and state laws that specifically address and accept out of state notarizations. Notarize leverages these and other laws to offer people and businesses the ability to legally notarize documents online, from anywhere. 1,000,000,000+ Documents are notarized in the U.S. each year. While notarization is a painful process for individuals, it’s excruciating for businesses that must collect notarized documents to operate. Imagine the pain you experience when getting something notarized - now imagine managing that pain and inconvenience across thousands of your customers. With Notarize for Business, organizations that rely upon notarized documents can leverage the Notarize platform to collect documents from their customers. With Notarize for Developers, they can integrate Notarize directly into their systems to automate and digitize what have always been frustrating, offline processes. And for the first time ever, with Notarize for Mortgage, lenders and title companies can leverage the Notarize Platform to close loans entirely online. The result: saved time and money; reduced fraud; a better customer experience; improved efficiency and convenience. In today’s tech-enabled economy, we are working to bring legal notarization into the modern era to solve some of industry's most frustrating business processes.

Want to learn more about Notarize? Visit Notarize's website.