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Compliance E-Learning Human Resources SaaS

Senior Backend Engineer @ Ethena

USD 231k  -  295k Not verified
Who we are
Hi there 👋 . We’re Ethena, a compliance training platform with intuitive and powerful admin tools, built to make training easy, engaging, and effective. Our training isn’t just a thing people get through, it’s something they actually enjoy (we got the stats to prove it—over 90% positive ratings). We are proud to be a part of the culture at companies like Netflix, Zendesk, and Zoom and are in an exciting phase of growth. Less than a year ago, Ethena announced our $15.5 million Series A, and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve raised an additional $30 million Series B to build out Ethena’s best-in-class training solution, further invest in data and analytics, and continue launching impactful compliance products. Ethena’s Series B was led by Lachy Groom, with participation from existing investors including Felicis, Neo, Homebrew, and others. It’s a great time to join our team!

How we work
We’re a rapidly growing team of people who value diversity in all its forms. We love adding new perspectives and appreciate those who ask questions that help us challenge assumptions, explore new directions, and improve what we’ve already built. We believe it’s our responsibility to create an environment in which every person can bring their full, authentic selves to work. We push each other to be our best and do our training proud. We love feedback, practice empathy, and embrace humor. Seriously, we’re not shy about puns. If you brought us to a picnic, we’d be compli-ants. If we were shoes in London, we’d be trainers. If we were--you get it. Humor is welcome here. Read more about us on our careers page and follow our team on our Instagram!

Who we’re looking for:
We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our Engineering team.  This role will report to an Engineering Manager, and will be responsible for designing and building elegant APIs and other backend systems and be a key contributor to our product development team. 

You may notice, we have an HQ in Brooklyn, NY, however, we are a fully remote team and will stay this way! We now also have “hubs” forming in New York, Denver, SF, and Toronto.

What you’ll do:
• Backend JavaScript development using NodeJS, Express, and MySQL
• Designing elegant and resilient systems
• Owning features from the idea phase through to production
• Maintaining a high quality and nimble codebase
• Collaborating with other engineers, product managers, and cross-functionally

What makes a great candidate:
• Experience building the back ends of web applications effectively and for scale
• Command of relational databases
• Understanding of software infrastructure and how best to use it
An entrepreneurial mindset - we’re an early stage startup so we’re not just looking for someone to run a playbook. We want you to help build it.
A “roll up your sleeves” mentality and comfort with ambiguity
Passion for what we’re building here at Ethena
An impeccable sense of humor

Valued but not required:
• NodeJS and JavaScript expertise
• Experience with MySQL specifically
• Experience with devops (AWS, Heroku, etc.)


Excited about the opportunity, but worried you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyway, and give us both the chance to find out. We welcome you to read more about our approach to job descriptions by our VP of People, Melanie Naranjo. Curious to know what it’s like to interview with us? Read more here.

Ethena is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that a successful organization is one that celebrates its employees for who they are, who they love, and the unique lens through which they experience the world. Ethena does not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or other legally protected status. We understand that our differences make us better. They empower us to learn from each other, lean on each other, and create a product and community that models the behavior we hope to see in others.

We are not currently offering employer visa sponsorship for this role.
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