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Backend Engineer (Java) - Remote



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023

Who we are:

Nacelle is a composable commerce platform provider that allows brands and retailers to easily syndicate commerce and content data to multiple heads, endpoints and channels by transforming, storing and reindexing data in real-time. With Nacelle, companies can future-proof their business by composing the commerce stack they want — giving them the agility needed to build unique and dynamic shopping experiences, while optimizing business operations for growth. Nacelle is a venture-backed company with over $75 million raised from institutional investors including Tiger Global, Index Ventures and iNovia. For more information, go to

The role:

We seek a senior-level Backend Developer who is an expert in Node, TypeScript, and microservice event-driven cloud architecture. The ideal candidate is a fast learner, a hard worker, has a knack for creative problem-solving, and is a low-ego team player. You will join Nacelle’s core development team to develop and build new features for our backend systems. You will work directly with a team of talented engineers and product leaders.

In this role you will:

  • Build and maintain microservices in Node.js while leveraging our modern, event-driven cloud architecture
  • Collaborate closely with Product and Design to build new impactful new technology for our customers
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure standards of qualify and observability are met
  • Write and maintain automated tests

The impact you will have:

In your first 90 days:

  • Delivers bug fixes with automated tests that further improve the quality of our product.
  • Delivers fully tested code that further stabilizes our system.
  • Delivers fully tested code as part of a new product feature.

In your first 6 months:

  • Participates in performance testing to identify opportunities for improvement on our platform.
  • Designs and implements small features for our product.

In your first year:

  • Participates in feature designs and implementation of a large product feature.
  • May research and present architecture design records for new technologies or strategies.

We would love to hear from you if:

  • A strong background of in-production backend developer experience and Javascript
  • You possess a strong breadth of experience in developing and deploying modern microservices
  • You understand the complexities related to distributed systems and have experience with patterns to ensure reliability and scalability
  • You are comfortable with the services and technologies we use
  • You love embracing some ambiguity and testing new ideas
  • You are naturally curious and take initiative to creatively solve problems
  • You thrive in a culture that values learning, collaboration, ownership, honesty, and integrity
  • You express a point of view but are low ego

We’d be really excited if you’ve had:

  • Experience with in-production Typescript
  • In-production Kafka experience
  • GraphQL API Experience
  • Any prior experience in a fast-paced, VC-backed, remote SaaS startup

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Stock options
  • Robust benefits packages which include medical, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, as well as employer-paid life insurance, and short/long-term disability
  • 401(k) with an employer match
  • Unlimited Mental Health Teledoc appointments
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO in addition to paid holidays and sick days
  • Monthly wifi stipend
  • Home office setup budget

Nacelle is committed to paying fairly and competitively which is why we partner with a salary and equity database company to ensure we are aligned with market rates. To benchmark salaries, it’s based on the individual's level of experience and cost of living and we are able to use data from comparable venture-backed startups (over 3,000 across the US). Salary estimate for this role is $160,000 - $190,000, actual salary will be determined by the candidate's experience level, and location.

If you meet most of the criteria for this position, we would still love to hear from you! We believe in fostering talent, growing and providing training to our team as we believe great human beings come first and building skillsets can happen over time.

Nacelle is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.