Senior Backend Engineer - Transfer
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Senior Backend Engineer - Transfer
Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas.

Having made its name in the game of quick and simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has grown into an end-to-end suite of digital solutions with more than 87 million monthly active users in 190 countries. Beyond the platform, we have the storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, and inspiration-capturing tool Collect. We design and deliver delightful experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive to millions of people—from our moms to your favorite artists. As a certified B-Corp, WeTransfer aims to be a sustainable and responsible tech company, balancing people, planet, and profit

So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.

About Transfer

Join product and design leaders in developing the vision for the future of WeTransfer’s namesake—internally known as the Transfer product.

The Transfer product team is responsible for building on the success of our widely beloved file delivery service that is used by hundreds of millions of people each year. Our unique business combines a productivity tool with an award winning advertising platform showcasing highly designed promotional wallpapers. The Transfer product is the highest impact product for our business, and you’ll be joining the team at an exciting stage of new development as we build the next evolution of our service.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes designers and both frontend and backend developers. Our teams are open, eager to try new things, fun and dynamic. As a team, we’re much more concerned with finding the right solution than being right.

Above all else, we value kindness, understanding and empathy. We believe in open and honest communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision. We are passionate learners, who aren't afraid of trying out new tools and technologies to build a great end-to-end customer experience. We love to share our knowledge and experience when we can.

We are constantly striving to be more inclusive. Our team represents a variety of cultural backgrounds. We believe diversity of perspective and experience are key to building great products. You’ll play a key role in fostering collaboration and creating an environment where people can do their best work.

About the role:

You'll be responsible for the happiness of millions of users by taking ownership of the reliability and performance of our product, implementing new features with your project team, and ensuring our codebase stays in good shape.

What you’ll be doing :
  • seek out ways to improve the quality of our services (performance, reliability, observability, etc)
  • work with engineers from many teams to improve conventions across the organization
  • contribute to a culture of learning and growth through mentoring and knowledge sharing
  • review teammates' code honestly and respectfully
  • and hopefully writing just the right amount of code (many of our existing codebases are written in Ruby, but we’re moving towards Node & Go for new services)

Qualities we’re looking for :

You care deeply about the quality of the products we ship to customers. Helping others to improve their skills is something you enjoy and actively seek out to do.
  • Strong backend engineering fundamentals (we’re not seeking out any specific language, we’re confident you’ll pick that up as you go)
  • A sense of ownership over the products you contribute to
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills (English).
  • Experience building and scaling distributed systems
  • Experience improving database performance and ability to reason about trade-offs
  • Comfortable presenting ideas or solutions to a team and receiving feedback (both positive and negative)
  • Being okay with failure

WeTransfer is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our people. We welcome you, and everything that makes you—well, you. That includes your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or disability status.

A note on remote

Our work environment is hybrid-remote, meaning that we support our employees to work remotely and in the office. We encourage employees to decide for themselves and with their team whether or when to go to the office.

We currently use an Employer of Record to hire remote roles with specific location-based eligibility requirements. You must have the right to reside and to work in the location you will be working from.

Background screening

While it is not necessarily a determining or disqualifying factor for any role, you may be required to complete a standard employment background screening..

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