Backend Engineer

Remote /
Tech /
Full Time
ABOUT THE ROLE

Interior Define is seeking a Backend Engineer to play a key role in expanding our brand story by joining our team. We are looking for a passionate individual who is excited to grow, innovate and disrupt the home furnishings industry through a transformative experience.

The problems we solve on the engineering team span eCommerce, supply chain/fulfillment and data analysis. This individual will be responsible for backend development on one of our scrum teams. Based on the individuals background and experience they will either join our e-commerce scrum team or our fulfillment team. 

At our core, Interior Define is a people first company. We are committed to building and empowering  a team that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive across all facets of individual identity; promoting collaboration, shared learning, and contributions to our respective communities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

You are excited about building an innovative brand that prioritizes an elevated customer experience.

You are able to present and defend your work (strong opinions, loosely held)

You adapt to each situation quickly and are able to drive full ownership of your work.

You jump in and you solve problems. You are able to troubleshoot quickly, but also know the right times to ask for help.

You look for opportunities to make things better and faster (without compromising quality).

You are customer focused. Our brand revolves around delivering an exceptional and differentiated customer experience. 

You are a team player and are capable of empathizing with others.

You consider yourself to have an above average “E.Q.”

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with Sr Director of Engineering and other developers on the full application lifecycle

Write, test, maintain, and document clean, manageable and scalable code

Partner with Front End developers, product managers and product designers to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and translating learnings into an effective technical solution

Map integrations between company and third party applications

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is excited about growth with the following credentials:

You have 3+ years of professional experience in a collaborative team setting

Experience as a member of agile teams collaborating with other developers, product managers and designers.

Experience working successfully in a remote environment or with some remote team members is a plus.

PHP Development Skills

Exposure to E-Commerce principles

Understanding of OOP

Fluency in modern Javascript frameworks

Experience architecting database schemas and APIs

Must be a strong communicator able to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines

A creative problem-solver and great communicator—in person, over email, Slack, Trello, Google Docs

Startup experience, ideally in an e-commerce environment

Understand the importance of user centered design Experience using project management tools like Jira, Trello, Asana

Great to have

Magento experience
Experience with an MVC like Laravel
Experience with hosting environments (AWS, Rackspace, etc.)
Experience with Shopify or any other popular ecommerce platform
Understand the pros and cons of Service Oriented Architecture
Experience with headless e-commerce setups
Passion or curiosity for interior design and furniture
ABOUT THE COMPANY

Shopping for a sofa is one of the most important and emotional purchases anyone makes for their home. Your sofa sits in the center of your home, anchoring your space and influencing the way you interact with friends and family for years. Despite the significance of this purchase there was no brand making the experience more comfortable.
Interior Define is revolutionizing the way people shop for furniture (beginning with sofas). Through a vertical, made-to-order production approach and e-commerce focus, Interior Define crafts exceptional, customizable sofas and offers them for attainable prices. Interior Define makes customization easy: sofas can be tailored by size, fabric, configuration, leg style, and sit. Free white-glove delivery and a 100-day return policy are included with every order. Your space is unique. Your sofa should be too.


PERKS

- Health benefits
- Unlimited vacation policy
- Paid parental leave
- 12 company holidays
- Monthly mental health day
- 401K
- Life insurance
- Company-sponsored free lunch on Fridays
- Phone and internet stipend
- Home office setup reimbursement
- Company laptop
- 40% employee discount
- $1,000 Sofa Credit at 6 months (can be combined with employee discount). Replenished every 2 years.
- Sabbatical program after 5 years of service
- Stock options
- Incredible opportunity for rapid growth within the company
- Fun work environment and team culture. We believe every aspect of our brand including our work and culture should be as comfortable as our sofa.