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Reconstruction US is seeking a Backend Developer (Node.js) to help redefine education for young leaders.  Interested? Apply Here!

Who We Are:

Reconstruction is a startup looking to change the way the world thinks about curriculum and community. We are focused on delivering a K-12 supplemental curriculum that situates Black people, Black culture, and Black contributions to American and world history in an authentic, identity-affirming way so that students of all backgrounds benefit from a more complete understanding of our shared history and society. Our growing company is seeking to hire a Backend Developer who will redefine education for young leaders.

As a start-up company, we are looking for team members who:

  • Love Black people
  • Understand, appreciate, and can reflect our mission in their actions and experience
  • Know how to roll up their sleeves and tackle whatever comes their way
  • Are problem solvers and results-driven thinkers
  • Have a collaborative and creative orientation, but know how to get things done
  • Can flow in an ever-changing environment with grace and humor
  • Are as concerned about the minute details as we are, but can still see the big picture
  • Most importantly, possess incredible interpersonal skills to effectively connect, inspire, and help build a cohesive team, and are great team players who others want on their team

Who You Are:

Who You Are: You are someone who can think creatively about software, seeing possibilities for the venture and its users alike. As a mission-driven company, it’s important that you are able to think holistically about what we’re doing, and bring that into your engineering approach. You have a core understanding of software architecture to align technical decisions with business objectives.

What You’ll Do:

You will join a fast-growing team, working closely with software engineers, product managers, designers, and data scientists.

What We’re Looking For:

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Fluent English is a must
  • More than 5 years of experience working with JavaScript
  • Expert level knowledge of JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js
  • Deep understanding of how to create scalable systems
  • Deep understanding of the functional paradigm
  • GIT proficiency
  • NoSQL and SQL proficiency
  • Nest.js and Next.js
  • Experience with AWS and GraphQL is a plus
  • Nice to have: experience with Hasura and Next.js, experience working in the startup environment
  • Been actively involved in setting infrastructure roadmaps and collaborating with product teams.
  • The ability to make culture choices that positively impact all of engineering

What We Offer:

  • Fully remote workforce
  • Ability to innovate from within
  • Authenticity-unapologetically for us/by us while being true to the culture
  • Starting compensation for the role is $120k USD annually

Interested? Apply Here!

Checkout our site (reconstruction.us) for a better understanding of what we’re currently doing. You will be an early member of a world-class product team with an exciting roadmap.


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