Senior Full Stack Engineer (Platform)

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Oct 1, 2019 6:00PM

Artsy’s mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world. Artsy has created the world’s largest two-sided art marketplace, with more than 1,000,000 works by 100,000 artists from 4,000 of the world’s leading galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and institutions across 190 countries.

In support of a more expansive marketplace for art consumption, we are seeking a Senior Fullstack Engineer to join the Velocity team supporting our growing platform and ensuring the health and reliability of our services.

The mission of the Velocity team is to enable rapid, high-quality, confident product development. As a Senior Fullstack Engineer, you will be responsible for the core services of Artsy’s platform. You will collaborate with engineers who focus on the scalability, observability, and security of our services to ensure the highest quality developer and user experience. We are looking for someone who is interested in working closely with infrastructure and is ready to support and promote a DevOps culture.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop end-to-end features with our backend stack, which includes Node.js, Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, Postgres and MongoDB.
  • Build user and developer experiences with our frontend stack, which includes React and TypeScript.
  • Write clean, testable, readable and maintainable code that scales and performs.
  • Advocate for best practices and coding standards within a large, heterogeneous team.
  • Multiply your impact by sharing what you have learned via pair programming, team presentations, blog posts, and other avenues.
  • Interface with the open source ecosystem by contributing to Artsy's own or community-supported projects.

Who You Are:

We welcome you to apply regardless of “checking all the boxes” below, and are excited to hear what you can bring to the team.

  • This role will be based in Berlin or London.
  • Experience building and maintaining large-scale Node.js applications
  • Experience with GraphQL or RESTful APIs
  • Experience building modern user interfaces, preferably with TypeScript and React
  • Familiarity with a variety of datastores including PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch
  • Experience being an integral part of the development of large systems; engaging in decision-making and tradeoff evaluation during the development of those systems.
  • Understanding of decisions and trade-offs around architecture, performance, scalability, and data-modeling

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to reimagine the art industry while working with a talented, diverse, international team.
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Flexible time off: we empower Artsy employees to take time off based on their desires and needs that matter most to them
  • We are a distributed-first company where employees have the flexibility to work from home. Offices are available for employees in New York, London, and Berlin. (In-person recommendations, and location will vary by role)
  • For our Berlin based employees. Benefit options, including: German language subscription, global travel insurance, mental health resources, fitness and virtual workout resources, fertility and parenthood support, and more
  • For our London based employees. Private healthcare & benefit options, including: medical, dental, enhanced parental leave, Pension Plan, life assurance, Employee Assistance Programme featuring free mental health support, physio, and more
  • And of course, we contribute to all the social benefits guaranteed in Germany such as healthcare, pension, parental, medical leave, and more
  • Professional development, including: mentoring, lunch & learns, regular training, 1:1 management, and an open feedback culture
  • Engaging opportunities and internal programming globally, to foster new relationships and build upon our collaborative community. Including: happy hours, holiday parties, global "All Hands" meetings, "Artsy Salon" (a yearly exhibition of our team's creativity), attendance to art world events, and more

To Apply

Berlin Based Applicants: To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.

London Based Applicants: To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.

Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

Artsy Values

Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

  • For the Love of Art: We have relentless curiosity, empathy, and passion for collectors, artists, and the art market. We are here to make the art world more fair and welcoming.
  • Own Our Outcomes: We are all individual owners of Artsy’s shared success. We are resourceful and resilient, and to get the job done, we each take responsibility for our outcomes.
  • Lead with Openness: We trust in our teammates. We seek diverse perspectives, communicate authentically, and act with integrity. A more open art world starts with us.
  • Transform Together: Our mission asks us to challenge the status quo. We embrace feedback, learning, and change so that we can transform our industry, our company, and ourselves.
  • Impact Over Perfection: Using both art and science, we debate and decide swiftly and iterate on our plans as we learn. To make the biggest impact, we prioritize speed and clarity of action over perfection.
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