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Senior Backend Engineer (Freelance)

Blank Street

Blank Street

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About Blank Street

At Blank Street, we believe that rituals matter, and that great rituals make your life better. With coffee shops across the US and UK, we are working to transform the high street grab-and-go coffee transaction into an experience that is higher in quality, hospitality, and joy.

What’s Brewing…

As a senior engineer for our backend you’ll be at the forefront of building amazing products for our customers and business. We’re on a path to build the most exceptional mobile experience for interacting with Blank Street - ordering, pickup, Regulars, surprise and delight, personalization and more. You thrive in a high growth environment and have a thirst for startup life. You love coffee and are energized by the creative potential within the coffee world.

Our Values

  • Magic is in the Details: We value attention to detail in everything we do. We're always thinking about the small things that make a moment meaningful.
  • Move as One: We value people who strive to be the best team player, not individual stars.
  • “My Home is your Home” Hospitality: We look for individuals who treat others the same way they'd treat a guest in their home. We care about presentation, hospitality, and having fun even when things are stressful.

What You’ll Own:

  • Collaborate with our core team working on our backend systems across various technology products, including the app, POS, and internal tools
  • Work on a wide scope of critical initiatives to work on, from core product functionality, to experimentation frameworks, to machine learning, to launching whole new products like our Regulars program.
  • Collaborate closely with our product and design teams, with exposure to company leadership
  • Contribute to the product roadmap and strategy, and be expected to contribute your ideas, push back as needed, and advocate for quality engineering.

Who You Are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above in a relevant field
  • Have worked on production consumer products.
  • Experience in NodeJS/Javascript programming framework.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset. Ideally you’ll have built your own products in the past.
  • Capable of taking on a challenge. No task is beneath you, no task is above you
  • Ability to be a cross-disciplinary team member. You’re excited to learn a new skill and are able to communicate with colleagues in completely different disciplines.
  • You're a team player. You are implicitly collaborative and energized by teamwork.
  • You're passionate about Blank Street and coffee. Loving what you do makes the job even sweeter.

Additional Information:

  • Competitive $80—$120 USD per hour rate based on experience and project scope
    • Blank Street, in good faith, believes that the posted hourly range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Our hourly ranges are rooted in the desire to pay competitively relative to our organization size and industry. Details will be discussed during the interview process. Blank Street may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future.
  • This is a freelance position with a defined scope and timeline
  • This position could be hybrid with 2-3 days in our Brooklyn or London office, or fully remote if in EST or BST time zones
  • Availability for regular virtual meetings and collaboration is required
  • This is a full-time/40-hour a week freelance position. Please provide a link to your GitHub and any relevant projects that you have contributed to