Senior Back End Engineer

Weight Watchers International - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.9


At Weight Watchers, we inspire and guide the healthier choices that transform lives. We meet our members where they are and leverage the latest nutritional and behavioral science to help them eat healthier, move more, and shift their mindset. We are a purpose-driven organization and we understand how to create community and deliver personalized services to help our members throughout every step of their journey. We have more than 50 years of history and trust to build on, and we are leveraging technology, community, and behavior science to help more people around the world reach their goals. Our approach is science-based and evidence proven to help people lose weight and develop healthy habits to live life fully. If being part of a purpose-driven, member-focused, high-performing digital culture sounds exciting to you, we invite you to explore our open positions.

We are uniquely positioned to lead the way in the exciting Health Tech industry. With several million people logging in and using Weight Watchers’ Apps and systems we are modernizing and rebuilding most of our core experiences and embracing modern engineering practices and techniques. Our strategy is to compete in an increasingly digital weight loss market. Our innovative technology fundamentally improves the way people manage their weight, health and wellness. We are agile service oriented, data-driven, cloud enabled and efficient. We’ve built Simple UIs on Angular, micro services in Play/Scala & Node, moved our core data to Mongo and Cassandra and enhanced our mobile apps. As reliance on health and wellness awareness increases, come make an impact on a team that is leading the way

Role overview

To help us achieve our goals, we are seeking Node Software Engineers to join our team. You will leverage your knowledge to develop new consumer focused products using modern Engineering such as Continuous Integration and Deployment. As a developer at Weight Watcher, your code, designs and decisions will be highly visible, and will directly impact and delight lots of users.

Key responsibilities

Deploy Node.js code on your first or second day
Design and implement low-latency, highly available and performing applications that scale for millions of users.
Apply creative problem solving skills to build out new features and iterate on existing features.
Build out REST-ful endpoints and lightweight aggregation layers
Increase test coverage via unit tests and integration tests
Help define architectures and design patterns
Actively participate in PR reviews in GitHub
Participate in Scrum sprint ceremonies
Work closely with product, QA and UX teams to design the best solutions for our consumers
Experience required

Experience with newer JavaScript technologies such as ES6, Express, Babel, Webpack, Angular2
NoSQL database experience such as MongoDB, CouchDB or Cassandra.
Real world web and API development experience
Experience with web services API integration (REST or SOAP)
Understanding of general user experience and UI design principles.
Ability to understand requirements and map to technical implementation.
Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO design
Strong track record of shipping products
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT
Experience with Microservices
Experience with AWS, Docker, Kubernetes
We hire only the best people. Here are the benefits to being top-notch:

The opportunity to work with some of the best innovators in the industry
Generous healthcare coverage
401(K) with company match
Paid Time Off
Paid parental leave
Tuition reimbursement
Annual wellness allowance
Profit Sharing
Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory results of reference and background checks.

Weight Watchers is an equal opportunity employer. Weight Watchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.