Sr. Backend Developer

Dealer Inspire, a CARS brand, is hiring for our METAL℠ Team!

METAL℠ is Dealer Inspire’s (DI) brand-new Inventory Management System (IMS). It is built with modern design, plus lightning-quick controls, to help our clients move metal faster than the competition. Designed mobile and tablet-first, METAL℠ allows car dealers to quickly and easily manipulate their vehicle inventory and have those changes appear on their Dealer Inspire website in real-time with API synchronization. From easy-to-implement pricing rules to the ability to upload hi-res inventory pictures, METAL℠ offers a full-suite of features that modernize inventory management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Architecture and development of new features; 

  • Improve performance; modify existing code to fix errors and bugs; 

  • Set and enforce code quality standards and test coverage;

  • Creation and management of AWS cloud infrastructure;

  • Mentoring of junior developers.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience working with SQL databases, ideally Postgres; the ability to write efficient queries and benchmark/profile them.

  • Experience with AWS Cloud infrastructure, including the Fargate, RDS, SQS, and Lambda services.

  • 3+ years of professional experience working with NodeJS; including the Express framework. 

  • Strong understanding of asynchronous programming.

  • Experience with performance debugging and benchmarking.

  • Experience with testing frameworks, such as Cypress, Chai, Sinon, Mocha, and Jest.

  • Experience with Git version control.

  • Understanding of CI/CD.

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.

  • Strong documentation skills.

  • Experience working remotely & as part of a distributed engineering team.

Highly Desired:

  • Strong understanding of client- and server-side GraphQL, especially using the Apollo GraphQL library.

  • Mobile-first, responsive web design.

  • Typescript experience

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