Contra is all about transforming the future of independent work. We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our fast-growing backend team and help us build the best community for independents.

You will be designing, developing and maintaining a variety of backend services powering our platform and working primarily with Node.js, PostgreSQL and GraphQL.

How you’ll add value at Contra:

    • Develop enterprise-scale backend services using cutting edge technologies
    • Write professional-quality, clean and testable TypeScript code
    • Transform business requirements into relational database structures and GraphQL schemas
    • Craft readable, performant and scalable SQL queries
    • Collaborate with the rest of the team through planning, code reviews and regular communication

You’ll be successful here if you:

    • Work well independently and with minimal guidance while knowing when to ask for help
    • Carefully plan your work and build for the future
    • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers
    • Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just coding
    • Thrive in a remote-first environment
    • Are fluent in verbal and written English

Our stack:

    • TypeScript
    • Node.js
    • GraphQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Redis
    • RabbitMQ

How Contra can add value for you:

    • 🌎 Remote-first culture
    • 🍎 100% health coverage for US full-time employees, and health reimbursements for all international contractors
    • 💰 401k matching for US full-time employees
    • 💸 $4,000/year laptop reimbursement + additional equipment, co-working, education, meetup and charity budgets
    • 💛 No-meeting Wednesdays, and half days every third Friday of the month
    • 👋 Generous time off + a flexible parental leave
    • 🌴 Annual team wide off-site (our most recent was Nov 2021 in Tulum, Mexico)
    • A custom slack emoji, just for you!

Our interview process

    • Intro Call (15-30 minutes)
    • Technical Assessment
    • Interview #1 In Depth Technical Discussion Chat with Hiring Manager (45 minutes)
    • Interview #2 Culture Interview
    • Interview #3 Founder Interview

Salary Range

      • $140k – $160k USD
      • Equity Value Range: $72k – $180k USD

About Contra

Contra is a professional community for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was founded just over a year ago by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals and is rapidly paving the way for the future of work, or the “passion economy” (a term coined by one of our earliest investors). Our June product launch, the first Annual State of Independence report, was the #1 product of the day, #2 of the week on Product Hunt. We’re also one of just a few companies partnering with TikTok to launch their TikTok Resumes Product.

Learn more about Contra


Contra on TikTok (our target audience is Gen Z)

Contra on Twitter

Contra in the Press

Ben on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CEO)

Gajus on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CTO)