Junior Backend Developer - New York, NY
New York, NY
GRAND is the first national savings lottery, where each dollar saved is an entry to win large cash prizes. Users save into a 1% FDIC insured savings account, and get the chance to win cash every single week. GRAND makes savings feel more like winning. GRAND is available on both iOS and Android devices, and already has over 25,000 users since its August launch, and is growing rapidly on a week-over-week basis.

The Junior Backend Developer will work with the engineering team to write API’s that is consumed by our apps and front-end. The positions primary focus will be will be the development of server-side logic, supporting the maintenance of current APIs, building new APIs, and researching and incorporating 3rd party API’s into GRAND’s backend architecture.

The ideal candidate will be a very quick learner, have obsessive attention to detail, thoroughness and creativity in testing. They also must be deadline driven, organized and understand how people view and understand content on the front-end.

What we’re looking for:
  • Laravel 5 Experience
  • Comfortable writing PHP 7 code and familiarity of OOP concepts
  • Comfortable writing SQL queries (MySQL, Postgres or similar)
  • Comfortable consuming external APIs
  • Familiarity with scheduled tasks, cron jobs, etc.
  • Comfortable navigating around a command line
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment where requirements may change quickly
  • Experience with Scaling
  • Experience with Redis
  • Experience with Queue’s (SQS, Beanstalkd, etc)
  • Front-end experience (React, VueJS, Angular, etc)

If you think you’re the right person for the job email your resume to zaki@grand.co. No cover letter necessary, but please include a short paragraph about yourself and your experiences and your location. Fluent english speakers only please.


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