Backend API Engineer

San Francisco, CA

About Shyp
Shyp is reimagining what it means for businesses and individuals to ship things around the world. No more standing in line, no more wrestling with cardboard — we come to your door to pick up, package, and ship your stuff at the lowest available price. With a combination of innovative technology, finely-tuned operations, and a passion for designing delightful experiences, we’re here to save you time and money on every shipment.

Join the team and discover why Shyp was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world.

The Role

As a backend or "platform" engineer you will be working on our API that is used by our customer facing and internal clients, and by select partners. We write tests, do code review, and encourage pairing. The platform team does their own deploys (primarily to Heroku) and also maintains a small number of internal tools. The main technology you'll work with is Node.js (Coffeescript and ES6) and PostgreSQL. You may also encounter shell scripting, Go, Java, and Ruby.

Craftsmanship is very important to us at Shyp. We value close attention to detail and code that can be easily improved upon and maintained by others.

We are still a small team — the opportunity to take on a big role and have huge impact is very real. Our culture is collaborative, focused, and fast-paced. Progress has come from passion for craftsmanship, exceptional skill, and unwavering thoughtfulness about the customer experience. If you're the best at what you do and our mission resonates with you, we'd love to have you join us.


    • Provide thought leadership when making technical decisions
    • Review teammate's code in a timely and thorough fashion
    • Write reliable, tested code
    • Be willing to receive constructive feedback about your code
    • Be able to communicate your implementation ideas clearly
    • Be pragmatic, considerate, and open to new ideas


    • The best medical, dental and vision coverage available – Shyp pays 95%
    • 75% of a Gym membership or wellness regimen you prefer – up to $100 a month
    • Lunch at our San Francisco HQ
    • Awesome team building activities and events - let's hang out
    • Whatever computer and desk setup you want - let's get to work!

We offer a competitive benefits package - Life, STD, LTD, Parental Leave and more.

Shyp is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our team's culture. We're proud to welcome people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences — join us and let's do our best work together.