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September 17, 2023
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Backend Engineer

North America
$120,000 to $150,000 per year.
September 17, 2023
September 27, 2023
North America
Tech Stack:
Ruby on Rails
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The Mission

Are you a Backend Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Look no further! Reverb, a leading company in the marketplace industry, is seeking a talented individual to join our Search Science team. 

As a Backend Engineer at Reverb, you will play a crucial role in revolutionizing how users search and find the perfect gear on our platform. Your contributions will directly impact the way buyers connect with the products they desire. 

Collaboration is at the heart of our team, and we value code reviews and working together to learn and teach. You will have the opportunity to work closely with other engineers to enhance your skills and grow as a professional. Whether you have experience in user-facing search or backend development, we welcome your expertise. 

Effective communication is one of our core values. We believe that being a successful software engineer involves not only writing exceptional code but also engaging with people effectively. You will be encouraged to consider all perspectives and make informed technical decisions. 

At Reverb, we prioritize continuous learning and personal growth. We provide various professional development opportunities, including mentoring, coaching, and access to platforms like Skillsoft, LinkedIn Learning, and Codecademy. Your understanding of software development will constantly expand, ensuring you stay at the forefront of the industry. 

We also value work-life balance and offer excellent benefits, including a matching 401(k), generous paid time off, and 18 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave. Additionally, we provide a sabbatical program, a $1,000 annual work/life stipend, and reimbursement for adoption and surrogacy expenses. 

We understand that self-doubt can be real, but we encourage everyone to apply. We believe in your abilities and want you to join our team to create something amazing together. 

This position is remote and open to candidates located in North America. Please note that remote roles are currently available within the U.S. only. 

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to the future of our marketplace, don't hesitate to apply! Learn more about the position and apply here: [Job Link]

About Reverb: Reverb is a leading company in the marketplace industry, focused on empowering buyers and sellers of musical gear. Our mission is to connect people with the gear they love, and we are passionate about creating an exceptional user experience. Join us in revolutionizing the way the world interacts with music equipment.


Soft skills required:

  • Collaboration and teamwork: The mission description mentions the need to work with other engineers, participate in code reviews, and learn and teach from others.
  • Communication: Being an effective software engineer requires strong communication skills.
  • Continuous learning: There is an emphasis on always looking to further one's understanding of software development and continuously learning more.

State-of-mind required:

  • Open-mindedness: Considering trade-offs and perspectives when making technical decisions.
  • Curiosity: Having a mindset of continuously looking to learn and improve.
  • Confidence: Despite mentioning impostor syndrome and confidence gaps, the proposition encourages candidates to apply, indicating that self-confidence is important.

When submitting an application, applicants should highlight their experience and skills in collaboration, communication, continuous learning, open-mindedness, curiosity, and also emphasize their confidence in their abilities.

  • Experience with user-facing Search (frontend or backend)
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong understanding of software development principles
  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch or Solr
  • Knowledge of the lifecycle of ML models
  • Continuous learning mindset
  • Ability to participate in code reviews and mentor other engineers
  • Remote work eligibility in North America
  • Enthusiasm for making fundamental changes to enhance user search experience
  • Passion for building groundbreaking features connecting buyers to products they're looking for

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