• Locations
    • Pryor, OK
    • Toronto, CA
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Jun. 6, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications


We are looking for a Senior Back End or Full Stack Engineer and Architect. Backyard is building a whole new way to feel together, apart. A product that allows friends and family to connect, to find cherished moments regardless of distance, all while sharing in a wide variety of playful experiences, together.

As a Senior Back End (or Full Stack) Engineer, you will help design and implement services and features, both server-side and client-side, from scratch that will bring people together and facilitate joyful experiences. You’ll work with the design, app/platform, and gameplay teams to help engage the user through high quality video and gaming experiences.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Take our proven prototype and turn it into a go-to-market ready mass consumer application using modern React tooling, libraries and best practices.
  • Architect efficient and reusable back-end systems that drive complex web applications, and scale with us as we grow.
  • Solve difficult technical challenges and implement quality improvements to make an application suited for the end-user’s needs.
  • Participate in building and maintaining services and features across web, mobile-web and native mobile applications.
  • Build and maintain infrastructure for build, testing and deployment pipelines and CD/CI.
  • Evaluate and analyze tradeoffs between implementation time, maintainability, and impact.
  • You should be comfortable working in Javascript, Typescript, NodeJS, React and/or React Native and Firebase.
  • Additional competencies may include knowledge of various AWS services, Buildkit, LaunchDarkly, Amplitude, and Cypress.
  • This role is remote friendly.

Bonus Qualities

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Experience working in a startup or high-growth environment
  • Interest in the gaming or social space; you’re personally passionate about bringing people together
  • You have a deep entrepreneurial spirit and a “founder’s mindset” that drives your work’s quality and impact
  • You have a positive attitude and can roll with the constant change of a growing startup