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Boxed - Junior Backend Engineer

Location - NYC

All about these Boxed Boxes!

Boxed was launched in our CEO’s garage in 2013 by our four founders; an eclectic group of experienced tech pioneers. They had a simple idea: to make shopping for bulk-sized products easy, convenient, and fun. Today, we deliver a first-class e-commerce experience for everyday essentials across the country.

We’re a late-stage start-up that places technology and innovation at the heart of all that we do. Our technology platform and automated, state-of-the-art fulfillment centers make headlines and our systems utilize machine learning, predictive analytics, and other technologies to ensure a delightful B2C and B2B online shopping experience. While technology is at the core of what we do, providing a personalized, thoughtful and seamless shopping experience is at the core of who we are. We value each and every customer and every single order receives a hand-written thank you note.

Unpack your Potential at Boxed!

Boxed is made up of a vibrant and fun group of engineers, designers, marketers, salespeople, and operations specialists – just to name a few! We work with passion for driving superior value and experience to our customers. Our customers choose to buy from Boxed because we save them time and money, which in turn makes their lives easier. That’s where you come in!

About the Role...

We are looking for talented junior/entry-level Back-End Software Engineers to take our in-house built e-commerce platform to the next level. The trajectory of our platform is to not only support the Boxed retail business, but also provide a full suite of e-commerce services (including storefront, marketplace, and logistics tech) to allow other companies to leverage the technology we've built over the years. As such, the team is focused on building APIs and back-end services that are easy to integrate with and provide functionality that benefits a wide-swath of the companies that elect to use our platform. As part of this team, we expect software engineers to ensure that all services are built to be performant, reliable, scalable and reusable.

We value any Software Engineer who can think critically and learn quickly. We often leverage open-source tools, and an API engineer should feel comfortable diving into the source code to fix bugs or understand the software when there’s a gap in the documentation. We’re a bunch of engineers who enjoy balancing time to market and robustness, and are comfortable making decisions that shape the way software will be built at Boxed for years to come.

About Product Engineering...

The Product Engineering team owns all of the technology that powers our world class shopping experience. You'll be working with talented product managers, designers, engineers, and data scientists to innovate in the key areas of the eCommerce industry. You'll be working on projects that span Order Management, Payments, Content Management, Sales & Conversion, Catalog, Loyalty, and our Marketplace Services.

You will:

  • Develop, test, and deploy APIs & event driven processes supporting our eCommerce platform using Node.js, Typescript, & Google Cloud Platform
  • Be a vital part of our backend engineering team, our technology team, and the company as a whole
  • Think big and boldly as we collectively drive toward providing the best global e-commerce platform
  • Collaborate with our product teams in domain-driven, cross-functional teams
  • Write clear documentation and thorough automated tests to ensure code stability and to reduce maintenance
  • Review your peers’ code to both teach and learn while increasing the quality of our software
  • Ship code that directly impacts our customers` experience.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, relevant work or bootcamp experience
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative on projects
  • Experience writing applications using Javascript or Typescript
  • Experience working with git
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a healthy experimental attitude
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – it will be necessary for you to communicate your work to the rest of the engineering team through many mediums including stand ups, documentation, presentations, and intra-team workshops.

Nice-To-Haves:

  • Open source contributions
  • Experience working with NodeJS.

Don’t meet all of our requirements? Not a problem. We’re always looking for fast learners who may have less than a standard path or the exact skillset mentioned above. Please apply anyways and show us why you’re awesome