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Backend Engineer

At Maybe we're looking for a Backend Engineer to help us build products our customers will love.

Full-Time (Remote—Work anywhere on 🌎)

About the job

As Backend Engineer at Maybe, you'll be responsible for the server side code and APIs of our web applications. You'll be involved in the entire product development lifecycle including the design, development, deployment and maintenance of new and existing features.

This is a data and external API-heavy position, with a lot of time spent reconciling numbers, dealing with third-party APIs and making sure everything plays nice together.

Ultimately, you'll be the driving force behind all backend activities.

The tech stack

We're still in very early days of Maybe, and as such, much of the tech stack is rapidly changing. Flexibility is key here and your input and expertise on the stack is very much wanted.

On a base level, experience with the following tech is a major pro: 

  • SQL (we use Postgres, primarily)
  • TypeScript
  • Node
  • GraphQL 
  • Serverless
  • Amazon Web Services (RDS, ECS, Lambda, KMS, CloudWatch)

About you

  • You've built complex backends in TypeScript/Node, but you also know other languages.
  • You've shipped large applications with many components and data structures.

  • You've worked with different databases and know how to optimize complex queries.
  • You have experience building and working on distributed systems.
  • You have experience integrating complex 3rd party APIs
  • You are strong self-manager, capable of being a "CEO" of your area.

    About Maybe

    At Maybe we're building the next generation of financial & retirement planning tools. Founded in 2021, we're working to equip consumers with the resources they need to take control of their financial future.

    Working 30 years and then riding off in to the sunset at 65 isn't the goal for most people anymore. They want to experience life, take risks and pour their hearts in to what matters most to them. They want to dream. And Maybe helps them do that.

    Maybe you open a coffee shop? Maybe you take a trip to Asia? Maybe you put your money in to index funds and live off the returns? Maybe you dabble in crypto? Maybe you invest in art? Maybe you buy your dream home?

    Maybe helps you figure out what's possible and how to get there.


    • $187,500 per year
    • 3% raise every year
    • 10% annual equity bonus
    • Minimum vacation policy (we expect you to take at least 4 weeks off per year)

    Apply for the job

    The application process involves answering a few questions here and then doing a small coding challenge. Our goal is to make this one of the fastest application processes you go through so you aren't left hanging/wondering for days/weeks on end.

    Trial Period

    As part of the hiring process, we do a 4-week paid trial period to make sure there's a good fit on both sides.

    We ask that you put in at least 10 hours per week for those 4 weeks.

    Everything above sound good? We'd love to hear from you!