Backrs is a digital platform that helps young people build and engage with a team of supporters who are there for them financially, emotionally, and personally on their life’s everyday journey. Young people get a team of adults who are interested in them – their day, their dreams, their obstacles, and their accomplishments.
Adult backrs get a powerful and rewarding new way to engage with youth and provide extra support, and they get to do it as part of a small team of similarly inspired people.
We are seeking individuals excited to use their engineering skills to have an impact on the lives of young people across the United States. We are looking for experienced full stack developers to join our development team. A significant portion of this role will be hands-on with the code, but will also involve leadership and a touch of mentorship as we refine and grow our tech team culture. Be ready to jump into a rapidly growing and evolving code base where you can leave your mark and guide the future of our platform, alongside a group of diverse and fun colleagues.
What if each and every kid had their own team of supporters? Bumps would be less bumpy. And aspirations might be a little more in reach. So Backrs is making it happen! We create networked communities of supporters around individual young people – communities that affirm youth and give caring adults a rewarding new way to connect and share.
We are looking for experienced full stack developers to join our development team. The developer should be able to independently own development tasks and provide coaching to junior developers. Our cloud based (AWS) platform includes backend functionality (Node.js) communicating with a Hybrid App (React + Ionic) deployed on iOS and Android. Below are examples of front end, back end, and general skills we’re seeking.
Salary Range: 130k - 170k / yr
Employment type: 6 - 12 month initial contract, opportunity to move to full-time following initial contract period
Learn more about Backrs at backrs.com
Candidates will be screened by our Engineering Leader and invited for an initial technical interview. This interview will test their knowledge of React and database concepts. We will also ask candidates to share examples of their prior work and code through Github for review.
Candidates that pass the initial technical interview and code review will meet together with the CEO and Community Leader to learn more about the vision for the company and they will conduct a behavioral interview together including DEI questions.
We center our company around our Backrs Community. At the heart of that community are young people, we call them proteges. Young people in the Backrs Community are aged 15 - 24 and attend or graduated from Title 1 schools. Currently, 95% of proteges are Black and 5% are Latinx. They are or will be first generation in their family to attend post-secondary education. We aim to build a company to support this community and build a safe, inclusive space for these young people to thrive. We seek to hire diverse talent, advisors, and partner and contract with diverse suppliers from communities where our proteges live. We include DEI questions in interviews for all candidates and post salaries for all positions. We are a remote work environment and offer flexible hours for teammates. We share stories from our community with all team members and encourage all stakeholders to also back youth on our platform.
Made with ❤️ by Veni Kunche.