Kraftful

Software layer for the physical world.

Founding Engineer (Backend)

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Yana Welinder
Yana Welinder
Founder

About the role

At Kraftful, we’re building the future of how people interact with their physical world. Internet connectivity is coming to every object around us. Our goal is to make these connected products usable by more people so that the products are truly useful.

We’re a team that puts users first. We make hard, pragmatic decisions, focusing on value and people over process. Constant iteration is at the core of our product and company. Empathy is our superpower.

About the Role

As a Founding Engineer, you’re sure to have a big impact! You’ll shape our product and technology direction, as well as support an engineering culture that empathizes with our customers, users, and other team members.

Kraftful platform will empower hardware developers to provide ✨delightful✨ connected experiences for everything from appliances and furniture to toys and exercise equipment. Building towards that future, today we power mobile and voice experiences for leading hardware brands. We’re obsessed with what makes a great user experience and we’re developing tools to deliver amazing experiences at scale.

In this role, you’ll help expand Kraftful’s product and build the developer platform to connect IoT devices to the cloud. This is a new, greenfield project with so many opportunities to make impactful technical and product decisions.

Our tech stack:

  • React Native - Vanilla RN 0.63, TypeScript, Apollo, Restyle, and lots of Expo modules
  • GraphQL - Apollo Server running in an Express app, TypeScript
  • AWS - Docker containers running on ECS, Terraform, S3 + CloudFront for static content
  • ...

You’ll help define the rest of this list! We have plenty of ideas for what technologies make sense here, but we need your help to turn those ideas into product.

Our team:

  • Explores new ideas with curiosity and a desire to become an expert in the smart home space
  • Is always game to take on new challenges that may not have clear solutions
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, and are great writers, speakers, and listeners
  • Demonstrates dedication to customer happiness—hardware is hard, so we make the software easy
  • Is flexible, adaptive, and constantly iterating on Kraftful’s vision

What you’ll do:

  • Lay the foundation for our new platform through both design and implementation
  • Work closely with our full-stack engineers to build reliable, easy-to-use APIs
  • Adopt (or invent) tools to help us scale our engineering efforts
  • Develop subject matter expertise in areas like wireless networking and embedded systems
  • Work directly with our customers so that we all succeed together
  • Pitch in on many surprising, daily challenges that come up in an early-stage start up

Signs you’re a great fit:

  • 5+ years experience building production software in a team environment
  • Familiarity at least a few parts of our tech stack and an eagerness to learn more

Why you should join Kraftful

At Kraftful, we’re building the future of how people interact with their physical world. Internet connectivity is coming to every object around us. Our goal is to make these connected products usable by more people so that the products are truly useful.

We’re a team that puts users first. We make hard, pragmatic decisions, focusing on value and people over process. Constant iteration is at the core of our product and company. Empathy is our superpower.