Tara AI (W15)

The smart and free Jira alternative

Senior Software Engineer (Backend/Node JS)

Location
 
san jose
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
6+ years
About Tara AI

Tara AI is building smart and modern software to solve complex problems such as project management. We're starting with a simple Jira alternative, that's helping thousands of teams deliver on planned releases, with more predictability.

Companies are losing an average of $66Bn per year through inefficiencies in software project management, leading to cost and timeline overruns. Platforms like Jira, take significant time to configure and are not built for cross-functional or remote teams. Today, most software built for project and release management is clunky and difficult to use. As a founding team, we faced similar problems at companies like Boeing, McKinsey, Google and Apple, and decided to band together to change the status quo.

We're a founding team of seasoned engineers and product folks, building for innovators. We're passionate about enabling engineers and builders that create the platforms the world uses, everyday. Our investors include YCombinator, Acrew and Slack Fund.

At Tara, we’re creating a new normal where technical and business teams alike, can make informed decisions across the entire product spectrum. If you have an innate curiosity around software teams and their processes and an inherent desire to solve their problems, we want to hear from you.

About the role

Skills: Git, React, Firebase

Why Us?

Software should work for you, not the other way around. Yet, most software for product development is difficult to use and needs a lot of time to configure; it was not purpose-built for modern, cross-functional teams building rapidly.

At Tara, we’re designing simple yet powerful software to solve these complex problems. We've built a smart platform that's helping thousands of engineers and teams deliver on planned releases, with improved predictability.

We're a founding team of seasoned engineers and product folks, building for innovators. We're passionate about enabling engineers and builders that create the platforms the world uses, everyday. Our investors include YCombinator, Acrew and Slack Fund.

If you have an innate curiosity around software teams with a desire to solve their problems, we would love to hear from you.

Your role at Tara

  • Building and maintaining a serverless architecture on GCP
  • Maintaining a set of internal Node Packages for shared code
  • Architecting and maintain our backend with Firestore and Firebase Services
  • Creating and maintaining a logging strategy for incoming back end errors
  • Working on architecting and implementing data pipelines and connecting to external services for machine learning, analytics and predictive analysis
  • Working closely with team leads on maintaining readable documentation, RFC’s and Process improvements for the wide engineering team.
  • Mentorship and one on ones with junior engineers
  • Keeping up to pace with the latest features of GCP and Node
  • Actively participating in code and design reviews
  • Coaching, educating, and evangelizing software development best practices

About you

  • Experience with JavaScript (Node, Express) or similar language.
  • Experience with data storage technologies such as NoSQL, GraphQL, Firebase,
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Knowledge of micro-service architecture and design
  • 5+ years of experience as a senior engineer developing on cloud services
  • Experience with Node and modern ES standards
  • Experience building highly scalable services
  • API design theory, and and able to describe why one might choose JSON/REST over gRPC or GraphQL
  • Experience identifying, testing, and resolving performance concerns
  • Team Git workflow and version control

What we offer:

100% healthcare coverage with Platinum medical and dental plans Unlimited paid time off (PTO) policy Flexible work from home days Monthly parking permit is provided Fresh coffee and snacks at our fully stocked kitchen Regular happy hours, mixers and company outings

Our technical stack

React, NodeJS, Redux, Hooks, Firebase, Firestore, Google Cloud Platform

At Tara AI, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Tara AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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