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🤘Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Polar Analytics

Polar Analytics

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Job Edited on
October 3, 2022 9:14 AM
Remote (Europe Timezone)

Polar Analytics: What, Why, How & Where

What we’re looking for

We're looking for individuals who love to create products and have ownership from inception to shipping.
We live in a moment where growing with data has never been more essential: your mission at Polar will be critical. We’re looking for people who love to grow and help customers grow with them.
Finally, we're looking for humble innovators, people who have crazy ideas and who value impact more than anything else.

Why this role?

Empower thousands of entrepreneurs to grow their brand, with a product they use daily
Build the future of the modern data stack for eCommerce
Have strong ownership as #3 Software Engineer on the team, and grow a product that is already used by 200+ brands
Join us at one of the most exciting moments of our history: we are building the core features of the app with $9M raised and a growth rate of 30% month-over-month

Being an Engineer at Polar Analytics

Getting Stuff Done, Ownership, Excellence, and Agility.
At Polar, engineers have a lot of ownership, as they both build features and make crucial product decisions.
You should join us if you want to ship fast without sacrificing quality, and be a part of a growing team that thrives for excellence.

Our stack

We like to try new things out but most of our stack is built around Typescript back and front, as it increased our productivity individually and as a team. Here are the things we use - and love:
Node.js (express)
PostgreSQL / Snowflake
Micro-services architecture on AWS with terraform

What you will do

You will build features, even full products from scratch that provide value for users
Concretely, here are the projects you will work on:
Goals & sales forecasts: you will help brands set targets and goals to increase their metrics
Alerts feature: you will help brands monitor their metrics and receive snapshots and alerts of their data by slack or email
You will reason about the design of our existing systems and implement changes
You will work closely with Product to gather and translate requirements into technical solutions to achieve the maximum impact

The job is made for you if...

You love building products from scratch
You are passionate about data products: you want to have an impact on the modern data stack future
You have spent a meaningful time (3+ years) as a hands-on engineer
You are fluent with our stack (React, Typescript, Node.js)
You thrive in a dynamic and fast-changing environment
You are curious, with an active technological watch
You have a sense of ownership and responsibility

Your technical expertise:

You are proficient writing production-level code in Polar’s core technologies or will quickly learn them
You have great API design knowledge
You have experience working with AWS services is definitely a plus
You have experience working on a data products and understand the performance challenges of dealing with great volumes of data

Company Perks & Benefits

Remote-first organisation with a culture around impact rather than hours
5 weeks of vacation
Competitive salary & equity (90th percentile of the market worldwide)
Latest MacBook Pro or equivalent
Complimentary private health insurance (we use Alan)
Every quarter we organize a company-wide offsite to discuss where we're going and strengthen the social bonds

Hiring process

We like to move fast but want to give you a chance to meet as many team members as possible:
Introduction chat with CTO: vision, progress, milestones, past org scaling experience, what you like working on, etc. In-person or remote - 20/30 mins
Technical discussion with CTO - 45 mins
Technical test with Lead Engineer. Similar to problems we’ve worked on. Live test - 1 hour
System design with CTO & Engineer - 1 hour
Culture Fit with CEO & team member - 1h
2 final steps:
2-way ref check. You chat with our investors, customers, & partners. We chat with previous (or current) coworkers/managers.
Offer. 3 options. 1 high equity. 1 high base. 1 mid equity/base. You also get to see our cap table, revenue, burn, customer pipeline, & state of the company.

How to Apply