Backend Engineer

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere


The Open Source Shopify Alternative

Why Medusa?

Medusa is the leading open source e-commerce platform for Javascript developers. It provides the foundational building blocks for tomorrow’s e-commerce infrastructure by combining an open and headless architecture with a strong developer experience.

So far, Medusa has managed to become one of the fastest-growing projects on GitHub. In less than a year, the project soared to +10,000 GitHub stars, +2,000 community members and +10,000 project starts. Companies – from global start-ups to larger enterprises – have adopted Medusa, with many already using it in production. In the Summer of 2022, Medusa closed an $8M USD seed round and is now looking to invest heavily in growing the team.

We strive to build exceptional products and that requires an exceptional team. We focus on supporting each others’ personal growth and encourage experimentation, curiosity and ownership in all aspects of our work. This allows us to push the bar for creativity in our problem-solving and leads to better solutions for our community.

What you will work on:

  • Our open-source project; the foundational core as well as plugins.
  • Developing and documenting web applications and web servers.
  • Depending on experience, help set up our Medusa Cloud solution by the end of 2022.
  • Implement highly performant and scalable applications for our main project.
  • Supporting the community through technical support whenever needed.

Who you are:

  • Experienced. You have worked with API products (preferably developer-first) in a professional context.
  • Team player. You like to both provide and receive feedback to help the team, product and company improve.
  • Curious and entrepreneurial. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are curious to experiment with new technologies and frameworks.
  • A big fan of excellent developer tooling. You appreciate good developer tooling and strive to provide such an experience when building products.
  • Good at taking ownership. You want to take ownership and responsibility for tasks throughout the development cycle.

Tech stack

We build our applications using modern and battle-tested technologies and these include Node.js (TypeScript), React, Next.js, GatsbyJS, PostgreSQL and Redis.

If you have experience and harness all of these technologies already then fantastic. However, aptitude and attitude are valued over experience with the next shiniest tool. We would still love to hear from you if you haven’t had experience with all of these languages and tools.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive salary and ownership in one of the fast-growing ecommerce startups around.
  • Remote first and flexible working hours. As long as you get your work done, you can work from almost anywhere.
  • Full WFH setup and $500 per annum to spend on your remote workspace. New plant?
  • Company retreats, virtual Friday bars, community events and many other activities.
  • Unlimited PTO and flexible working space.
  • Discovery Days every Friday promoting explorative projects.

The team

We work remote-first with a diverse and young team from different parts of the world. We appreciate hard-working people with a can-do attitude and in return give great flexibility in terms of working style and extensive responsibility early on. We are a small and caring bunch that treats our Core team as a community on its own.

If you like what you’ve read, please send your CV for the opportunity to apply and discuss the role in more detail.

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