Backend Engineer & Architect - Node

About the Role:
LEX is seeking to hire a Backend & API Engineer to help build and architect our APIs and backend services. As one of the first 5 engineers on a team with a flat structure, you’ll fully own core components and services.

You’ll:

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across LEX's core platform
  • Own scaling our systems as our customer base continues to grow
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Build infrastructure that is specific to our APIs
  • Plan for the growth of LEX’s infrastructure
  • Focus on eliminating risks and build reliable, scalable and performant systems
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Over time, hire a team of engineers to support your work.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Enjoy and have experience building APIs
  • Experience building and deploying systems from scratch
  • Solid foundation of modern web frameworks
  • Advanced in Node, Express, and JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Good intuition for REST API design
  • Strength thinking about systems — their edge cases, failure modes, and lifecycles
  • Similar experience as an early engineer at a startup would be a bonus.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience as an engineer at an early stage start up
  • FinTech or finance related work history
  • Expert with microservice architecture

Check out some LEX press:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/now-you-can-build-your-own-real-estate-empire-100-at-a-time-11569783945

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-25/lex-partners-with-nasdaq-to-enable-100-apiece-property-trades