Senior Platform Engineer (Node.js)

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 Artsy's mission, we are seeking a Senior Platform Engineer to support our platform’s growth and to ensure the health and reliability of our services.

As Senior Platform Engineer, you will be integral to the health and performance of our main web application and GraphQL API supporting our many services and clients. Artsy front-end clients are primarily built in React and use Relay to consume a common GraphQL API. You will have the opportunity to improve Artsy’s user experience on both desktop and mobile by ensuring the health of our main API.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own technical strategy and orchestration of our node-based backend services
  • Streamline our node-based application’s development environments
  • Mentor and collaborate with the rest of engineering team
  • Improve our platform’s resilience, instrumentation, and security
  • Contribute to our tech infrastructure by making improvements to our continuous deployment pipelines
  • Cultivate and contribute to our many open-source projects.

Candidate Qualifications:

Approximately 5+ years of professional experience with some or all of the following:

  • Deep understanding of the NodeJS application ecosystem and experience building, monitoring and scaling NodeJS services in production.
  • Familiarity with deploy environments like Kubernetes, AWS, and Heroku
  • Built and maintained GraphQL-based APIs in production.
  • Can work both independently and collaboratively within a dynamic engineering org to cultivate best-practices across the team.
  • Has strong opinions, loosely held. They will change our team, and our team will change them.
  • Understands the tradeoffs between "done" and "perfect" (and heavily favors "done").
  • Appreciates our engineering principles.

To Apply (New York and US remote applicants):

This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.

To Apply (UK and Berlin based applicants):

This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.

About Artsy Engineering:

Artsy's engineering principles are open source.We encourage knowledge building and sharing within the larger tech community through open source software, blog posts, and other free resources. Artsy would rather proudly discover (and improve) an existing tool than build it ourselves from scratch. Through our work, we try to create more value than we capture. That means that when we learn something new, we try to share that knowledge through blog posts and open source documentation. A successful candidate will bring their own unique perspective to help us achieve this mission.

Why Artsy

At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.

Working at Artsy

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

Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.

People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.

Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.

Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.

Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.

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.