Senior Backend Engineer


We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance applies the latest technology and best engineering practices to help businesses grow. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

Join our energetic, growing team! We are a world-class start-up that provides access to a shared closet where members can borrow designer handbags, jewelry, and diamonds. We are a venture-backed, high-growth business that offers competitive compensation in a creative, flexible environment that invests in its professionals.

Work on a newly built system with the latest and greatest technologies. Our stack is Node.js on the backend running using Serverless on AWS Lambda, frontend is React.js.

Work at a fast pace in a rapidly expanding business. With a strong technology leader coming from well-known companies including Honest Company, as well as the executives from Viacom, Verishop, and Teehan+Lax.

What’s in it for you

1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company.

2. Learn from the best engineers. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.

3. Flexible hours. Just join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that you’re in control of your own schedule.

4. 100% remote. Work anywhere, whether it is remotely in the comfort of your home, in a shared co-working space, in an RV on the beach, or while being a nomad in another country.

5. Work on challenging problems, innovate, impacting lots of people's lives for the better while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of hands-on full-time experience as a Software Engineer.

  • 5+ years of hands-on full-time experience with a Node.js back-end.

  • 3+ years of hands-on full-time experience with AWS.

  • 3+ years of Serverless experience (Lambda or similar).

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent speaking and writing English. Able to have a real-time conversation.

  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and diagnose infrastructure-related issues.

  • Experience working in small to medium size companies.

  • Comfortable with being on-call.

Nice to haves

1. React.js experience.

2. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrated ability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, and the latest technologies to help companies scale.

What is the length of your engagements?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years so you are able to evolve your career with the company you are currently working in.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 60+ engineers going to 100 by the end of the year. The current client size team is 50+ people. The timing is great to be a part of a rapidly growing team making meaningful contributions.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current engagement is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

Client First: we only win when our clients win. We treat client challenges as our own.

Ownership: we embrace responsibility, taking on challenges, getting them to completion, and enjoying getting things done.

Quality: we’re passionate about achieving quality outcomes by applying meticulous attention to detail.

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