Senior Platform Engineer

Posted on Indeed on May 14, 2021
About Extend:
Extend is modernizing the $100 billion-per year extended warranty and protection plan industry using cutting edge technology, and top notch customer service. With a$40M Series B round of funding, we are ready to continue to scale our organization.

Our API-first solution allows any merchant to offer extended warranties and protection plans, both online and offline, while also providing a merchant's end customers with a vastly improved and modern support experience that eliminates many of the issues customers face today with legacy underwriters.

We are a venture backed startup based in downtown San Francisco (and since COVID began, fully remote) that is led by founders who have previously had multiple successful exits. Extend is simplifying the technology stack for the extended warranty industry, in the same way that Stripe did for online payments and Affirm did for consumer point of sale financing.

What You'll Do:

    • Demonstrate best practices in delivering testable, maintainable code.
    • Lead development of projects that cut across multiple teams.
    • Own the developer experience as it relates to our API definition management, and documentationMentor engineers with supportive but candid feedback in code reviews and architecture discussions.
    • Participate in technical design, project planning, and lead development of critical projects.

What We Are Looking For:

    • 7+ years of experience in software development primarily on the backend and client APIs.
    • Experience with effective release strategy and sw version management.
    • Thought-out opinions on microservice design patterns and tradeoffs.
    • Fluent with Javascript (NodeJS), and sees value in Typescript and code generation.
    • Extensive knowledge around API development, experience with OpenAPI specification.
    • Understanding of architectures built around serverless computing.

Nice to Haves:

    • Leverages advanced features of Typescript
    • Familiarity with the AWS ecosystem.

Life at Extend:

    • Working with a great team from diverse backgrounds in a collaborative and supportive environment
    • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits
    • Stock in an early-stage startup that is growing quickly
    • Flexible vacation policy

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