Software Engineer - Back End at Candid Co.
New York City, NY, US
About Us

Candid™ is helping people get the smiles they always wanted at prices they can afford. By simplifying the process (direct-to-consumer) and reducing costs (by up to 65% less), we can help more people feel confident and healthy. We believe that high quality dental care should be affordable and accessible, and we're using teledentistry to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic patients. Our team includes startup veterans with experience across healthcare, hospitality, tech, and finance at companies such as Lyft, Squarespace, WeWork, Blue Apron, and Clover Health.

We are looking for a Back End Engineer to join the Candid™ team to work across front end, back end, infrastructure, architecture, and data. You will be responsible for owning much of the development of our core applications and integration of third-party tools for our marketing, operations, and product teams.  We’re building a best-in-class consumer/healthcare brand and are looking for a developer who has an interest in customer experience in addition to the ability to execute on those ideas. You will partner with our product team, design team and marketing team and will be responsible for developing sound technical solutions that will allow us to scale the business as we grow. You will report directly to our VP Engineering. 

What You'll Do
  • You’ll show a high degree of fluency in our stack:
    • Python (django framework) for the back end 
    • AWS for infrastructure ie EC2 and AWS 
    • React.js for the front end 
    • Postgres for the database 
  • Additional third party tools such as Stripe, Cloudflare and others to simplify services such as payments, CDNs, etc. 
  • Wide use of open source tools 
  • Github-based rapid deployment environment
  • Architect the libraries and frameworks that power Candid™ across the stack 
  • Work across design and engineering to polish the product experience 
  • Take full ownership of projects from design to implementation and deployment
What You'll Need
  • 3 years minimum experience as a Back End Engineer
  • Experience working on AWS 
  • Experience working with growth and product teams to meet business needs 
  • Proven engineering skills and strong CS fundamentals 
  • Fluency in Javascript, HTML and CSS as well as Python (django) and React 
  • Demonstrated instincts around building delightful user experiences, and can balance iteration speed with quality 
  • Strong business instincts and fundamentals
Pay & Perks
  • Equity in the business
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • You will grow a lot here. You’ll be surrounded by employees with deep experience in their field, who have a strong passion for doing great work and constantly learning.
  • Easy access to work, across the street from 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W trains 
  • A collaborative, high energy work environment