Rally UXR

User Research CRM

Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

$150K - $180K / 0.10% - 0.30%
Remote / Remote (US; CA)
Job Type
3+ years
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Alec Robins
Alec Robins

About the role


Join the founding engineering team as Rally's 5th engineer 🎉. Work alongside the co-founder/CTO and founding engineering team to scale Rally's User Research CRM. You’ll be responsible for standing up core infra, creating new services used by our team of product engineers, and help build new features.

At Rally, we value small teams and full ownership. As a senior backend engineer, the expectation is for you to tech lead each project. You'll be responsible for planning, scoping, executing, testing, and finally releasing high quality, scalable services, infra, and products.

Lastly, by joining our small engineering team, you'll help build the company culture and define what engineering looks like at Rally.

Who you are

  • You’re a user-driven , kind , scrappy engineer who loves shipping code.

  • You’re a builder at heart who values putting the user experience above all else.

  • You care about well crafted products and have an opinion on what makes a product great

  • While passionate about learning new technologies, you understand technology is a means to an end

  • You're not afraid to get your hands dirty in an unfamiliar part of codebase to get the job done

  • You're energized after talking with a user.

  • You love moving fast. You know when to take shortcuts and when to dive deep.

  • You’re autonomous and communicative. You have strong opinions that are loosely held. You challenge the status quo but are quick to find common ground.

  • You bring your authentic self to work every day.

  • You are a team player and treat everyone with respect, including our users.

What you’ll do

  • Co-own our core infra (AWS/Terraform, Postgres, Elasticsearch) and core backend services like email and search

  • Create new frameworks or libraries that can be leveraged by the product team to build new features

  • Lead backend focused product development by building new features into Rally

  • Stand-up 0 to 1 infrastructure across the stack

  • Ensure backend systems maintain a high bar for security, privacy, reliability, performance, and code quality

Our Tech Stack

  • Fullstack Typescript (Node.js, React, Next.js)

  • GraphQL

  • Postgres

  • Elasticsearch

  • AWS / Terraform

  • Github Actions


  • You have experience developing and maintaining complex web applications

  • You have experience building and maintaining scalable cloud infrastructure

  • You have deep experience with SQL

  • You have experience working with Javascript/Typescript OR are able to quickly ramp up to Typescript

About the interview

Interviewing at Rally

Our interview process at Rally consists of three main phases -- intro calls, technical interview, and a super day where you'll get to meet the whole team.

In the interview process, we'll be assessing your fit for the role and our culture.

Here's more details on the process.

Intro Call

Meet with a founder for an introduction call for 30 minutes.

Technical Interview

You will then conduct a 2 hour technical interview with two different engineers. Our coding exercises will be based on real problems we've faced at Rally rather than leetcode like questions.

For the product role, you'll be expected to use Javascript/Typescript to work across both the frontend and backend (API and DB level).

On Site

The last phase of the interview will be an "on site" with the full team (meeting over Zoom). You'll have 3 different calls with different members of our team. There won't be coding exercises in this part of the interview.

About Rally UXR

Rally makes it easy for Product, Design, and UX Research teams to talk to their users.

We believe continuous user research is the key to uncovering real problems and honing in on the right solutions. We want to help companies get closer to their users so they can bring better products to market.

User Research is a nascent function at SaaS companies and growing 40% YoY. It’s an underserved segment of the market that relies on disjointed, manual tooling (i.e. spreadsheets) that drive massive inefficiencies in their workflow.

We’re starting by solving the most burning pain point in user research today: recruiting your own users for research. We’re doing this by building the world’s best User Research CRM - a platform that automates outreach, screening, scheduling, incentives, and participant tracking, all in one place.

Read more about our plans for the future of User Research here

Rally UXR
Team Size:13
Location:New York
Oren Friedman
Oren Friedman
Alec Robins
Alec Robins