Staff Backend and Systems Engineer

Who we are
Web3 has enabled an internet of value, orchestrated with tokens.
At Co:Create, we believe in the to fundamentally redefine how brands engage with consumers and share value with brand contributors, collaborators and community members.
To support this evolution, we are building a platform that allows brands to harness the power of web3 by launching tokenized loyalty and rewards programs that create more value, voice and ownership for their community.
We’ve raised a led by with participation from Packy McCormick of Not Boring, VaynerFund, Rarebreed Ventures, and notable angels at RTFKT, Tessera, OpenSea, CAA, Coinbase and BoysClub.
The role
As a Backend and Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining the robust and reliable production systems that power our business. You will work with a team of engineers to design, develop, and deploy high-quality backend systems, infrastructure and APIs that meet our customers' needs.
Our tech stack
Our Tech Stack consists of the following:
Multiple NextJS (Typescript) Applications that power the Frontend
NextJS Serverless and Edge functions that power the Backend
Supabase based PostgreSQL DB powers the Data Store
Github Actions and Vercel Build pipelines for CI/CD
A variety of services in AWS to power various pieces of the backend infrastructure
for asynchronous workflow processing and cron scheduling
powers our API Gateway
Alchemy APIs as our RPC provider
DataDog is our Logging and APM provider
for Key Management
Who we are looking for
We are generally looking for 5+ years of experience in at least 8 of these categories
Track record of designing, building, scaling and maintaining robust and reliable production systems.
A very high proficiency in at least one Backend/Systems programming language such as Go, Rust, Javascript/Typescript(for Node.js systems) or similar.
Our codebase is in Typescript, but prior experience with Typescript is not strictly necessary. A solid understanding of a at least one strongly-typed backend/systems programming language is required.
Track record of experience working with relational databases such as Postgres, MySQL, etc. Must have a solid understanding of data modeling and schema design, as well as common database concepts like indexes, foreign keys, constraints, atomicity, consistency, transactions, etc.
Cloud infrastructure experience with either AWS, GCP, or Azure. Must have experience with at least 3-4 of the following cloud services: EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, SQS, SNS, ECS, EKS, etc.
Experience working with or a solid understanding of message queues like Kafka, SQS, PubSub, etc. for building asynchronous processing systems
Experience setting up testing frameworks for unit and integration testing of backend systems.
Experience building and shipping REST APIs.
Familiarity with security best practices on topics such as: authentication, authorization, role-based access control, JWTs, etc.
Familiarity with CI/CD systems like CircleCI, Github Actions, etc, and experience setting up efficient code development processes
Experience with some performance and metrics tools/systems like Prometheus, DataDog, NewRelic, etc
Must have been part of an on-call rotation sometime and experience working with a system like PagerDuty
Benefits & perks
Fully remote team (US time-zone based employees only at this time)
Team offsites twice a year at locations across the country
Health insurance
401k Retirement plan
Unlimited vacation & paid time off
$325/month in “get what you need” funds.
A NFT Starter Pack, including money to grow your NFT collection
Hate Monday meetings? so do we! We have a strong “no meetings” policy on Mondays.
Salary and compensation
Competitive salary, as well as lucrative equity and tokenomics incentives.
Annual salary: $212,736 - $230,464
Equity compensation: 0.36% - 0.49%
For more information on how we thinking about compensation, see
Our culture
When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture:
We care personally, and challenge directly: We know and care about each other. We challenge each other to be better. We don’t care about being right, but getting right.
We lean into our strengths: We each have superpowers and we strive to create an environment where individuals are able to do what they do best.
We act!: We make informed, bold decisions, using data when possible. (Get sh*t done!)
Community first: If our community isn’t winning, neither are we.
We’re curious: We seek to understand. We stretch beyond our personal areas of expertise. We learn as much as we can in a rapidly evolving space.
We assume the best of one another - We trust in each other and our team and that we are all communicating and acting with the best intentions in mind.
We are optimistic, but realistic: We know we will be successful, but have a healthy respect for challenges we have to overcome.
We earn our right to be here. We show the resilience and innovation needed to prove ourselves in an ever-evolving competitive market and earn our right to exist every day.
We are committed to a more inclusive future. - Our team reflects our company mission of making web3 a more inclusive and welcoming space for everyone.
About Co:Create
The Co:Create protocol is the first endeavor from Gesso Labs, a team of web3 entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, and operators. Gesso, (pronounced “Jesso”, the Italian word for chalk) is a primer applied to blank canvases that serves as the foundational layer all other paints adhere to. Our name speaks to what we aim to deliver: tooling and infrastructure that empowers creators to realize the promises of web3 - dynamic, decentralized experiences that benefit all participants.
We are backed by some of the best projects and technical minds in the space and we’re excited to have many of these partners along for the ride as investors, advisors and future users of the protocol.
We are a woman-led company and believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates of all protected classes are encouraged to apply and we offer equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law.
How to Apply
Step 1: Complete the application below:
Step 2: Complete our Predictive Index Assessment (Optional)
We know that the best candidates are more than their resume. We use the Predictive Index to make sure that we do not miss any candidates that might be a great fit.
Please take this short survey which gives us feedback on your strengths. You will receive your results via email after you complete the assessment .
If you are offered the role, we will also use this to send you a of how you and your manager may tend to communicate.

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