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Software Engineer II - Backend



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

About the Team

At GOAT Group, the Engineering team is an integral part of our dynamic company. By joining the team, your skills will be front and center, working alongside other passionate individuals to solve problems and build software. From launching compelling new consumer experiences, tackling global logistics challenges to scaling infrastructure to facilitate our rapid growth – technology is essential to driving our vision forward. The work you do will change the way the world shops, while also empowering entrepreneurs, including individual sellers, brands and boutiques.

In this role, you will:

  • Design and develop backend systems using Ruby and/or Golang programming languages to enable functionality for customers in our web and mobile applications and apply computer science knowledge to ensure performance, scalability and system correctness (e.g. selecting products to wish list or writing comments).
  • Deploy applications and microservices in a cloud environment (i.e., Amazon Web Services (“AWS”)) that are secure and scalable, including working asynchronous data stream builds on top of AWS specific technologies (e.g., SQS, DynamoDB, etc.)
  • Analyze business requirements to develop and modify existing transactional systems to support new business processes and manage business related data.
  • Manage projects and problems of significantly larger scopes.
  • Formulate an efficient game plan for delivering a stable, well-tested feature in a timely manner.
  • Make technical recommendations that improve the codebase while minimizing risks.
  • Identify, fix, and prevent technical bugs and performance bottlenecks.
  • Coordinate and communicate seamlessly across other technical and product teams.
  • Be a helpful and supportive presence on the team, contributing to code reviews and other team processes.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other closely related technical/engineering field of study; Plus 12 months of work experience in the job offered or other closely related positions.
  • Must pass company’s standard technical test.

Experiences may be concurrent. Employer is willing to accept any suitable combination of education, experience, and/or training to satisfy the minimum requirements for the position. May work remotely from anywhere in the U.S.


The hiring range for this position is below, plus benefits (401K, paid time off, dental, medical, vision, disability, life insurance options). To determine starting pay within the hiring range, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, role/level, a candidate’s skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. You may reach out to a recruiter for additional information.
Hiring Range:
$129,000$161,000 USD

GOAT Group represents the leading platforms for authentic sneakers, apparel and accessories. Operating four distinct brands–GOAT, Flight Club, Grailed and alias–GOAT Group has a global community of over 50M members across 170 countries.

GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future. Since its founding in 2015, GOAT has become the leading and most trusted sneaker marketplace in the world, and has expanded to offer apparel and accessories from select emerging, contemporary and iconic brands. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 50 million members across 170 countries.

Established in New York City over 15 years ago, Flight Club revolutionized sneaker retail as the original consignment store for rare shoes. Carrying the rarest exclusives and collectible sneakers, Flight Club has evolved from a one-stop sneaker destination, to a cultural hub for sneaker enthusiasts and novices alike. With three brick-and-mortar locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, Flight Club remains the premier source for authentic, rare sneakers.

Founded in 2013, Grailed is the leading community-driven marketplace for rare luxury, streetwear and vintage fashion. The marketplace was built for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts, and features products from brands including Supreme, Raf Simons, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Prada and more. With a highly curated selection of resale pieces including inventory exclusive to the platform, Grailed makes fashion accessible.

The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including Park West Asset Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Franklin Templeton, Adage Capital Management, Ulysses Management, D1 Capital Partners, Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.

GOAT Group will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, if applicable. By applying, you authorize GOAT Group to send you text messages regarding your job application, interview and/or onboarding process, and other job opportunities at GOAT Group. If you are a California resident, please review our California Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants. If you are an EU or UK resident, please review our EU / UK Candidate & Employee Privacy Notice.