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Senior Backend Engineer, Node.js

  • New York, NY, USA
Job #: 44869
Named as one of Fortunes’ 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2019, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 30,100+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Senior Backend Engineer, Node.js. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

Major Media client in NYC area looking for a passionate, well-rounded backend or full stack Engineer to join their Emerging Technologies group. We are building exciting, meaningful products that push forward the intersection of emerging technologies and our incredibly influential lifestyle brand and content. Our renowned sites and apps make it easier and more enjoyable for people to discover new opportunities to indulge their love of food, from cooking and dining to shopping, entertainment, and learning.
As part of our team, you will influence how and why we build products, as well as the practices and patterns we use across our development organization. You will play a critical role in validating new ideas and concepts, building new features, enabling data-driven collaboration, and exploring new ways that the mobile experience can change our customers’ lives for the better.


What You’ll Do

  • Become a key part of an exciting, collaborative, cross-functional team
  • Prototype and build backend microservices and APIs to interface with products on Web, Mobile, Voice, AR/VR and IoT platforms that deliver new experiences to our fans in millions of households
  • Work closely with your peers across engineering, product, design, editorial, advertising, marketing and operations
  • Help to validate hypotheses about customer behavior in the face of changing technology trends through data, research and analytics
  • Develop and ship fast, tested, resilient code that others find easy to comprehend and modify
  • Take ownership of end-to-end product quality to help make our products more reliable, performant and delightful
  • Provide vision into future technology trends that will drive our brand platforms for the next decade and beyond

What You Have

  • A degree in an associated field and/or other advanced certification along with significant experience
  • Strong background in engineering and backend web technologies with a focus on Node.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Python
  • Strong backend development experience and knowledge of microservices architecture
  • Experience in modern JavaScript platforms (e.g. Node.js, React, vue.js, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of design patterns and API design for highly scalable services
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • AWS knowledge and experience desired
  • Comfortable following existing guidelines and workflows, as well as helping to establish new ones
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves to figure something out, whether an expert or completely new to it
  • Up-to-Speed on current industry trends, best practices, and design patterns
  • Detail orientated, Focused on delivering quality code
  • Care equally about helping to build great products as you do writing great code
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

At EPAM, employment actions are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision

EPAM will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, EPAM is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the recruiting pool of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans through outreach, targeted recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. We affirm this commitment annually in EPAM’s Affirmative Action Plans. The full text of our Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with a Disability and Protected Veterans is available for inspection in the People Operations Department during normal business hours. Email the People Operations Department to schedule an appointment.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

EPAM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to the People Operations Department including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, please include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of EPAM Systems Inc., are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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