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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023
About Robin:
Robin is the leading hybrid workplace experience platform. Since 2014, we’ve empowered people to do their best work by building tech solutions that fuel vibrant workplace experiences. Our platform redefines work and community building for hybrid companies everywhere. With industry-leading desk booking and room scheduling software alongside our powerful workplace analytics, our mission is to empower people to do great work and foster a sense of community.
Hybrid Work. We believe the best work gets done when employees have the best of both worlds. Some days that's working from home and there are other days when that takes place at our Robin HQ, located in the Seaport District of Boston. Our teams value the energy of in-person collaboration and the productivity of heads-down remote work. We empower our Robinauts to choose what works best for them, team policies are set at a department level.
We’re looking for someone who is excited to build the software that powers the next generation of the workplace. You are a talented problem solver who cares deeply about your customer’s experience. You are a strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with product management, designers, and your fellow engineers.
You are passionate about best practices, and know how to ensure your product is performant and high quality. Most importantly, you are adept at finding the iterative path forward with any problem, helping your team to build from MVP, to competence, to excellence.

This role is interesting because:

  • You will work closely with your teammates to find and develop simple and elegant solutions to challenging problems.
  • You can improve the codebase and product by identifying best practices and new technologies, and planning how to smoothly integrate them.
  • You'll use your leadership experience to pair up, mentor, and learn from your fellow engineers.
  • You'll become a pillar in our backend engineering department. You'll be able to help architect services where needed, test and tune performance, reduce complexity, and work directly with other team members so that they may build the next great feature on our platform.

You are qualified if you have:

  • Strong experience in Typescript, NodeJS or other common server-side languages and frameworks
  • Knowledge or experience with event-driven software
  • Knowledge or experience with DevOps and cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • An understanding of DDD concepts (strategic vs. tactical) and various programming paradigms, ability to design and build packages in a modular, scalable way
  • Experience with web service monitoring, integration testing, and incident management
  • Experience with relational databases and performance tuning
  • Experience with GraphQL and federated systems is a plus

How our values show up in this role:

  • Drive: You dig into problems with your team, help them understand why they're working on it, and ultimately push them towards innovative solutions and results.
  • Innovate: You are passionate about best practices and advancing organizational goals. You know how to ensure your product is performant and of high quality.
  • Adapt: You are a talented problem solver who cares deeply about your customer experience and the success of your team.
  • Unite: You are a strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with product management, designers, and your fellow engineers.
- Medical & Dental Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield covered at 100% for employee-only plans and 85% for family members.
- Vision Insurance offered through EyeMed
- Company sponsored 401k with up to a 3% match
- Incentive Stock Options
- 100% Paid Parental Leave
- Flexible vacation time (that we actually use!)
- 12 company holidays
- Professional Development Stipend
- Talent Referral Program
- Recognition perks through Blueboard
- Annual company kickoff in Boston
We Celebrate Diversity
Robin is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world around us. We believe that the key to good work is empowering our people and we know that diversity and inclusion are a large part of this equation. Our realities shape our everyday experiences and it’s our responsibility to our employees, our customers and our communities to address the issues with workplace representation. Robin does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.