The platform for all your life events.

Engineering Leader Back-End

$150K - $200K / 0.01% - 0.60%
San francisco, CA / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Joy is growing, and we’re looking for talented engineering leaders.

In this role, you will build and lead a team of engineers. Your team will be entrusted to implement features of all sizes. You will partner closely with our product and CX teams to understand our customers, then collaborate with other frontend, back-end, and mobile engineers to build high-scale microservices APIs that power beautiful user experiences. You will guide your team members and mentor them and you use your collective extensive knowledge of backend systems to improve Joy API, a complex system which backs our client applications used and loved by millions. You'll make sure that the team engineers for correctness, maintainability, and performance while delighting couples and guests by making their working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. You will hire and grow engineers on your team to be independent and proficient at their jobs. Your team will embody teamwork and a shared purpose, and make Joy a great place to work.

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical knowledge
  • 3+ years of leading an engineering team
  • Proven track record of hiring, developing, and retaining engineering talent.
  • High degree of familiarity with Node.js, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Have demonstrated experience in building secure, high-performing REST or GraphQL APIs
  • Set and hold a high bar for quality.
  • Has a great understanding of SQL and NoSQL worlds. We use both Firebase as well as PostgreSQL.
  • Great at debugging complex applications
  • Previous startup experience preferred

About Joy

At Joy, we believe software can help organize and bring people together in the real world. Digital tools can (and should) bring people closer together—online and offline. Joy fosters real relationships and real communication, helping people organize, share, and remember their important life events.

We are building a virtual event planner that aims to help people plan events both large and small. From a concert or a school reunion to a destination wedding on a tropical island. We are starting with one of the biggest life events - the wedding.

Why join us? Launched 2 years back and now already 4% of American weddings signed up for Joy.

Joy has gone viral. Every Joy wedding produces 7 new weddings within an year.

Funded by YC. Founders ex-Microsoft and Adobe who have built both big products and organizations.

Joy gets millions of users a year.

Design and Engineering is the core of the company. Almost 80% of the company works on the product.

Within this short time Joy is already used in more than 120 countries.

Team Size:60
Location:San Francisco
Dorian Bach
Dorian Bach
Vishal Joshi
Vishal Joshi
Kaiwalya Kher
Kaiwalya Kher