Backend Engineer

Fetch Rewards (View all Jobs)

Madison, WI

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Interview Process

1. Short take-home project 2. 50 min screening interview that includes discussion of project 3. 5 hr (w/ breaks) final interview that involves speaking with your future manager and a non-technical product manager, a real-world coding problem, and high-level and low-level system design problems.

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, SQL, Swift


What we’re building and why we’re building it. 

There’s a reason Fetch is ranked top 10 in Shopping in the App Store. Every day, millions of people earn Fetch Points buying brands they love. From the grocery aisle to the drive-through, Fetch makes saving money fun. We’re more than just a build-first tech unicorn. We’re a revolutionary shopping platform where brands and consumers come together for a loyalty-driving, points-exploding, money-saving party.

Join a fast-growing, founder-led technology company that’s still only in its early innings. Ranked one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes two years in a row, Fetch is building a people-first culture rooted in trust and accountability. How do we do it? By empowering employees to think big, challenge ideas, and find new ways to bring the fun to Fetch. So what are you waiting for? Apply to join our rocketship today!

Fetch is an equal employment opportunity employer.

The Role:

Fetch’s next step in evolving the shopping experience will require a Backend Engineer. You will build highly performant backend services to integrate seamlessly with our data stores, message queues, mobile and web platforms, and other systems. You’ll be working on a small, multi-functional team that may include other engineers, a designer, product manager, data scientist and other roles. Success in this role requires the ability to take on challenging problems and design & develop an amazing solution with little to no assistance.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • A deep understanding of functional and object-oriented programming
  • Ability to plan and implement complex data models
  • Ability to optimize poorly performing code, data queries, and network requests
  • Understanding of the complexity and failure domains of micro-services and distributed architectures
  • Ability to troubleshoot large scale production systems and explain both short and long-term solutions with trade-offs
  • Effective communication, including the ability to translate and explain technical issues to non-technical team members

The ideal candidate:

  • High-level languages (Go)
  • Relational and eventually consistent databases (MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL)
  • In-memory data stores and caches (Redis, Memcache)
  • Version control system (Git)
  • Test writing and quality assurance
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Full-stack development (Kotlin, Javascript, React, Swift)
  • Messages queue and event streaming (Kafka, Kinesis, Redis Streams)
  • Continuous development
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics

At Fetch, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure through: 

  • Equity for everyone
  • 401k Match: Dollar-for-dollar match up to 4%.
  • Benefits for humans and pets: We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for everyone including your pets.
  • Continuing Education: Fetch provides ten thousand per year in education reimbursement.
  • Employee Resource Groups: Take part in employee-led groups that are centered around fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace through events, dialogue and advocacy. The ERGs participate in our Inclusion Council with members of executive leadership.
  • Paid Time Off: On top of our flexible PTO, Fetch observes 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth and Indigenous People’s Day, as well as our year-end week-long break. 
  • Robust Leave Policies: 20 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, 14 weeks for secondary caregivers, and a flexible return to work schedule. 
  • Calvin Care Cash: Employees who are welcoming new family members will also receive a one time $2,000 incentive to assist employees with covering the cost of childcare, clothing, diapers and much more!
  • Hybrid Work Environment: Collaborate with your team in one of our stunning offices in Madison, Birmingham, Chicago or you can work remotely from anywhere in the US. We’ll ensure you are equally equipped with the hardware and software you need to get your job done in the comfort of your home. 

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