Backend Developer (Node/Typescript)


CitizenShipper is looking for talented professionals to join our growing team.

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years experience building APIs and backends with Node.js
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Excellent knowledge of Typescript and a preference for static typing
  • Experience with testing frameworks and a strong desire to write a lot of tests
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Able to bring up a new (micro)service from scratch to fulfill product requirements
  • Fluent in English (candidates who cannot communicate in English will be rejected)
  • Good team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to mentor less experienced colleagues
  • Self-motivated and proactive

In your role you will:

  • Build and maintain our backend services
  • Collaborate with frontend developers to build APIs for their needs
  • Collaborate with ops engineers to help deploy our services to the cloud
  • Design database schemas and database technologies used by our services
  • Collaborate with data science team to provide them with the data they need
  • Improve our CI/CD pipelines
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with working remotely
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Terraform or similar IaC tools
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines such as GitHub Actions or Gitlab CI
  • Experience with other backend technologies and languages such as Elixir, Golang, Python, Ruby etc.
  • Huge bonus for experience with Rust
  • Huge bonus for experience with PostGIS or other geospatial databases
  • Passionate about functional programming
  • Proven experience developing and building applications (github link on repo)

About Us:

As a share-economy transportation marketplace, CitizenShipper connects people who need items delivered with the drivers able to complete the delivery. Our main focus is on facilitating pet transportation – to date, we’ve helped reunite thousands of owners with their pets.

Why join us?

  • Our team is multicultural and international
  • We have a “minimal meetings” culture
  • We have a flat organization without micromanaging.
  • Everyone works remotely (from home)
  • We’re still growing, and you have a lot of room to grow with us
  • Generous parental (maternity and paternity) leave policy – up to 14 weeks!
  • $50/month book allowance
  • $2,000/year Professional development budget
  • Full paid light work week (max 10-15 hours) each quarter


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