Backend Engineer

New York, NY
USD 50k - 210k
API GraphQL TypeScript AWS Elasticsearch

At Mirror, our mission is to empower creative communities with web3-native products that are beautiful and intuitive. We are a small, passionate team with a breadth of experience that has been building in this space for years. We’re currently growing our team in order to work on a new social NFT collecting experience that complements our existing web3 publishing platform. We’re backed by some of the best investors in web3, including a16z Crypto, Union Square Ventures, Variant and Electric Capital.

You are

An experienced backend engineer with a proven track record of shipping products and navigating ambiguity. You have a passion for engineering practices and consistently improve your craft with like-minded teammates. You are able to work in-person at our office in New York City on a hybrid schedule.


  • Architect, develop, and execute on our product roadmap
  • Discover and evaluate web3 technologies and know when to build using 3rd party APIs or in-house solutions
  • Build products on top of our GraphQL API alongside frontend engineers
  • Architect backend services that are well-monitored and well-tested
  • Improve infrastructure and monitoring consistently


  • 4+ years writing production software (bonus points for web3 experience)
  • BS/BA degree in computer science
  • Experience building and maintaining a production system at scale
  • Are a self-starter in proposing and carrying out technical solutions to ambiguous business problems
  • Have a passion for continuously improving dev-ops for yourself and fellow engineers
  • Experience with Typescript, Node, AWS

Nice to have

  • History of working closely with product and users
  • Meaningful open source contributions or public code for us to appreciate
  • Experience with monitoring tools (Posthog, NewRelic, ElasticSearch, etc)

Salary Range

  • $140,000 - $210,000 (based on experience)

Mirror's Benefits

  • Competitive stock option grant
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, with 80% of premiums paid by the company
  • Up to $3,000 laptop reimbursement
  • Up to $500 work-from-home/remote office setup reimbursement
  • Up to $150/month home internet and cell phone reimbursement
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance, with premiums paid by the company
  • $50,000 life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, with premiums paid by the company
  • Access to 401(k) plan, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account (depending on medical insurance plan selection), and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Three months’ paid baby bonding leave
  • A remote-first workplace with team and community members around the world
  • Team offsites for periodic in-person collaborative strategy sessions
  • A passionate, supportive team dedicated to learning and growing together in web3

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