The Vaan Group

Junior Backend Engineer

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💼 Permanent📍 United States⏰ Deadline 20th August 2020

Job Description

Hi there! First and foremost, I hope you're well in the face of coronavirus. That said, let's make this personal. My name is Xavier Armand and I am the co-founder of The Vaan Group (www.vaangroup.com): a fully remote UX design and engineering agency with headquarters in NYC. We’re looking to hire a backend engineer to work on e-commerce projects. We're specifically looking for someone with PHP and Laravel background and experience. Big plus if you've got experience with applications using Laravel + GraphQL

We believe awesome technology powers the best brands. So we build it. Our technology becomes the foundation upon which businesses scale their operations, escalate their marketing efforts and grow their sales. Most of the time we're building e-commerce engines. Other times we're architecting software. It's always all digital.

Our clients range from large e-commerce enterprises (>$100M per year) to successful mid-stage ($1M - $40M per year) direct to consumer e-commerce brands. You can see the full range client work/portfolio at our website.

We’re a realistic group, not looking for rockstar ninja wizards. Our team resides (or is working from) New York City, Warsaw, Lisbon, The Netherlands, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Norway. We do regular team meets up all over the world (or we did before Covid).

We're looking for an experienced backend engineer to join our team. Typical work would include:

  • Building custom applications for eCommerce stores doing $3M-$50M per year
  • Working with and building GraphQL APIs 
  • Building custom admin panels for Shopify

A perfect candidate has well-formed opinions, great discipline, naturally established work habits, and takes delight in their work.

A great quote about what we're looking for from people who have been managing remote teams longer than us:

"Everyone has to be an A-player. Remote team members are used to four to six hours of focused, uninterrupted work every day. You have to be able to get through problems on your own and be productive without asking for help. There’s no substitute for skill and experience in those cases."

We have specific work to be done so can hire quickly. Shopify experience optional but a plus!

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