Joon

The to-do app for kids with ADHD

Senior Backend Engineer

$90k - $130k / 0.10% - 1.00%
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Brad Brenner
Brad Brenner
Founder

About the role

Company Overview

Joon is an app for parents with ADHD kids that uses gamification to help their kids become more responsible and independent. Imagine Pokemon, but you only level up if you do productive activities in real-life (like chores, schoolwork, exercising, and hundreds of others).

We've been growing incredibly fast since launching, have thousands of paying subscribers, and are looking to further build out our engineering team as we scale.

We're a co-founding team of engineers, designers and operators and backed by investors like Y Combinator, Goodwater Capital, Arash Ferdowsi (Dropbox), Austen Allred, Hiten Shah and a variety of other amazing investors in the consumer, digital media, and gaming spaces.

Opportunity

We're hiring a Backend Software Engineer to join our core product team and lead backend development. You'd be working directly with the CTO, refining and building out the backend behind Joon.

  • Lead high-level system and technical design of our backend, building for scale
  • Develop in Django/Python
  • Work closely with our CEO and CTO and directly impact the product & company roadmap
  • Collaborate with our engineering team to make sure services are hooked up properly
  • Create documentation for system design and APIs

Required Qualifications:

  • You are highly motivated and a self-starter
  • You have 2 or more years of experience in backend development
  • You have experience building consumer-facing software

Nice to have

  • You have worked on consumer-facing game / gamification products before
  • You've built and scaled robust backends before
  • Deep experience in Django, Python, SQL, Google Cloud Platform

Perks

  • Remote-friendly
  • Optional office in Chattanooga, TN or the Bay Area
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Remote work stipend
  • Full benefits package
  • Monthly learning stipend

About the interview

Information chat with CEO (30 mins)

  • Go over your background and interests Chat with CTO about technical background and interests (30 mins)
  • Mostly about fit and interests. Brief touch on some technical concepts.

Complete a small project to outlined specifications (7-14 days)

  • We'll send you a small take-home project that will require system design and implementation using Python/Django, SQL and google cloud platform. Project review / interview with full-stack engineer (30 mins)
  • We'll review the project and discuss some of the decisions made.

Why you should join Joon

Joon is an app for parents with ADHD kids that uses gamification to help their kids become more responsible and independent. Imagine Pokemon, but you only level up if you do productive activities in real-life (like chores, schoolwork, exercising, and hundreds of others).

We're a venture-backed startup based in Oakland, CA (with an office in Chattanooga, TN) on a mission to help every kid become more well-rounded, ambitious and creative thinkers.

We're a co-founding team of engineers, designers and operators and backed by Y Combinator, Goodwater capital and a variety of amazing investors in the education, digital media, and gaming spaces.

Joon
Founded:2021
Team Size:6
Location:Oakland, CA
Founders
Brad Brenner
Brad Brenner
Founder
Kevin Bunarjo
Kevin Bunarjo
Founder
Isaac Eaves
Isaac Eaves
Founder