Senior Backend Engineer

Los Angeles, CA
GOAT – Technology
Full-time
With over 20 million members, GOAT Group is a global platform for style. The GOAT Engineering team builds and maintains the core services of our platform, which serve as the backbone for our web, mobile, and internal applications.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to help design and implement new features across multiple backend applications. As a senior presence and a core individual contributor on a small team, you will play a key role in both enhancing a Ruby on Rails backend at the heart of the business and building out a new, more scalable service-driven architecture.

As a Senior Engineer, you’re expected to:

    • Tackle projects and problems of significantly larger scopes
    • Formulate an efficient game plan for delivering a stable, well-tested feature on time
    • Make technical decisions that improve the codebase while minimizing risk
    • Identify and fix (or, ideally, avoid) bugs and performance bottlenecks
    • Coordinate and communicate seamlessly across other technical and product teams
    • Be a helpful and supportive presence on the team, contributing to code reviews and other team process

We’re looking for:

    • BS degree preferred
    • 5+ years of experience in software engineering with Ruby on Rails (Python, Go, PHP, or Java is ok too)
    • Experience with e-Commerce/Web Applications
    • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
    • A quick learner, a self-starter, able to work independently, and you're willing (and able) to handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility


GOAT is the global platform for style. Founded in 2015 to bring trust to the sneaker community, the technology platform has since expanded to offer apparel and accessories from the world’s leading contemporary, avant garde and luxury brands. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company is able to surface styles from the past, present and future, delivering authentic product to over 20M members across 164 countries.

The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.

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