Backend Engineer

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Who we are

WorkPatterns is a people management system that's changing the way managers and employees engage in the modern era. Our product helps managers implement best practices through a guided 1:1 framework, clear action items and continuous, AI-assisted feedback. We help all managers become great managers - improving team performance, job satisfaction, and morale.

We are a small and nimble team of experienced entrepreneurs, technical talent, and product minds. Our product is used by prominent organizations such as Nike, Citrix and Dialpad. We have backing from top investors including Founders Fund and Javelin Venture Partners and are poised to be the leader in an exploding category.

About the role

  • Own critical areas of backend functionality (Notifications, Background Workers, Integrations, Collaborative Editing)
  • Implement business logic and API endpoints to support Product features
  • Write secure, well-tested and performant code
  • Architect the infrastructure powering the WorkPatterns Product as we scale to the next level
  • Collaborate with product and design to improve existing features (Workspaces, Goals, Feedback & Integrations)
  • Conduct code reviews for other team members and recommend changes to educate and ensure product quality.
  • Contribute to our large test suite of unit and integration tests
  • Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, React/Typescript, PostgreSQL, and Redis. Infrastructure is hosted on Heroku and AWS

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Strong product intuition
  • At least 5 years experience building web applications
  • Deep experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of user empathy
  • Comfortable working in a small team in a fast-paced environment


  • Javascript/Typescript and React experience a plus
  • Past experience in B2B and/or growth startup a plus
  • Past experience with SaaS billing a plus
  • DevOps experience a plus


  • Competitive pay & substantial equity grant
  • Health insurance
  • Autonomy in your work schedule
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Talented team working on a hard problem and having fun along the way
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