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Backend Engineering Leader

Fetch Rewards

Madison, WI, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Consumer
  • Post Date: 06/23/2022
  • Website: fetchrewards.com
  • Company Address: 131 W Wilson Street Suite 400, Madison, WI, 53703

About Fetch Rewards

Fetch Rewards is a mobile shopping platform that rewards shoppers for buying the brands they love. The Fetch Rewards app gives users the easiest way to save on everyday purchases by simply scanning their receipt.

Job Description

What we’re building and why we’re building it. 

Fetch is a build-first technology company creating a rewards program to power the world. Over the last 5 years we’ve grown from 0 to 14M active users and taken over the rewards game in the US with our free app. The foundation has been laid. In the next 5 years we will become a global platform that completely transforms how people connect with brands. 

It all comes down to two core beliefs. First, that people deserve to be rewarded when they create value. If a third party directly benefits from an action you take or data you provide, you should be rewarded for it. And not just the “you get to use our product!” cop-out. We’re talkin’ real, explicit values. Fetch points, perhaps. 

Second, we also believe brands need a better and more direct connection with what matters most to them: their customers. -- Brands need to understand what people are doing, and have a direct line to be able to do something about it. Not just advertise, but ACT. Sounds nice right? 

That’s why we’re building the world’s rewards platform. A closed-loop, standardized rewards layer across all consumer behavior that will lead to happier shoppers and stronger brands.

Fetch Rewards is an equal employment opportunity employer. This position can be based remotely in the United States or hybrid in Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Madison, New York, and San Francisco.

The Role:

We are looking for a Backend Engineering Leader who will help us build and maintain world class web services and systems that power the Fetch ecosystem. You’ll be working on a small, multi-functional team that may include other engineers, a designer, product manager, data scientist and other roles. Success in this role requires the ability to connect with people, solve challenging problems with performant and scalable solutions, effect positive change through leading by example, and contribute to designing and developing amazing technical solutions with a user-centric focus.

In your tool-bag:

  • A passion for building highly performant and scalable solutions
  • A desire to lead by example and mentor other backend engineers
  • A deep understanding of functional and object-oriented programming
  • Ability to plan and implement complex data models
  • Ability to optimize poorly performing code, data queries, and network requests
  • Understanding of the complexity and failure domains of micro-services and distributed architectures
  • Ability to troubleshoot large scale production systems and explain both short and long-term solutions with trade-offs
  • Desire to prove the quality of the code with different levels of automated testing
  • Effective communication, including the ability to translate and explain technical issues to non-technical team members
  • An insatiable appetite for learning
  • Ability to thrive in a team setting with geographically distributed team members

You have experience with:

  • Required: 5 plus years experience
  • Relational and document databases (Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • In-memory data stores and caches (Redis, Memcache)
  • Version control system (Git)
  • Test writing and quality assurance
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Mentoring team members and leveling up the team as a whole
  • High-level languages (Java, Scala, Go)

Bonus points:

  • Full-stack development
  • Messages queue and event streaming (Kafka, Kinesis, Redis Streams)
  • In-memory data stores and caches (Redis, Memcache)
  • Continuous development
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics
  • Love of Dogs! . . . Or just tolerance. We're a very canine-friendly workplace 

At Fetch Rewards, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.

  • Stock Options
  • 401K Match - Up to 3%
  • PPO and HDHP plans | Dental | Vision | Life Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays + End of Year Break
  • Flexible 9 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Full time wellness coach to help meet your exercise & wellness needs
  • WFH Setup. Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done
  • Regularly scheduled virtual events, happy hours, cooking classes, etc.