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Senior Backend Engineer - Leaflink

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About LeafLink

LeafLink is the largest unified B2B cannabis platform, providing licensed cannabis businesses a suite of tools to manage their business more effectively, sell or order from their favorite brands and accelerate growth. We are one platform, one solution and we’re defining the way thousands of cannabis brands, distributors, and retailers streamline their operations. With thousands of brands and retailers across 30+ markets in North America, we are setting the industry standard for how cannabis businesses grow together. LeafLink processes more than $5 billion in wholesale cannabis orders annually.

Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, including Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Nosara Capital, and Lerer Hippeau is poised to define the cannabis supply chain through technology.  LeafLink was named one of Inc. 5000’s ‘Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies’, one of Built In NYC's 'Best Places to Work in 2021', as well as one of Fast Company's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise for 2020', joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare - and we're just getting started!

The Role

LeafLink is seeking a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team who is passionate about rapidly solving interesting, large-scale problems. This role will contribute heavily to the buildout and iteration of LeafLink’s existing and emerging systems, powering an ever-expanding set of product offerings. As a member of our engineering team, you will have a direct, lasting impact everywhere that technology powers our business.

LeafLink is currently gearing up to tackle a large-scale platform overhaul that will strengthen our position as a technical leader within the industry. As such, this role has the opportunity to help shape and grow this new platform and also work within emerging technologies. It’s an exciting time to join our engineering team!

Ideal candidates for this position should possess a keen mind for solving complex problems with the best possible solution, partnering effectively with various team members. They should be personable, efficient, flexible, and communicative; possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity; and have a passion and love for their work. This role comes with the opportunity to be a high performer within a fast-paced, dynamic, and quickly growing department in all areas.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead by example for other members of the team as a dedicated, passionate, and flexible technologist who is constantly looking for the ideal solution to a problem
  • Be heavily involved in architectural decisions and the buildout of LeafLink’s new, service-oriented, and event-driven platform
  • Involved with critical software design decisions that will have a lasting impact on LeafLink’s platform and products
  • Work on and develop new systems to provide credit and liquidity to the cannabis industry, including automation of existing workflows and credit decisions
  • Keep up to date on modern technologies and trends and advocate for their inclusion within products when it makes sense
  • Collaborate with multiple agile teams to help deliver end-to-end products and features, seeing them through from conception to delivery
  • Work with other team members to build and provide industry-leading API tools that our dynamic user base has come to rely upon to power their businesses
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve issues quickly and effectively
  • Provide technical guidance and help mentor engineering, QA, operations, and product staff to deliver the best possible solutions for the company
  • Help define, document, evolve, and evangelize high engineering standards and best practices across multiple areas
  • Move quickly and intelligently - seeing technical debt as your nemesis

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • 5+ years working in a fast-paced software environment as an engineer focused on API services, supporting systems, and 3rd party vendor integrations
  • Proven track record of practical, thoughtful problem-solving
  • Python and modern web frameworks experience
  • Advocate for agile environments
  • Extensive experience working with relational databases and ORMs to interact with them
  • Queueing systems experience (Celery, SQS, Pub/Sub, etc.)
  • Experience or working knowledge of event-driven architecture, including using services such as Kafka and EventBridge
  • Familiar with software security best practices
  • Advanced experience with unit testing, its concepts, and associated tools
  • Well-versed in version control systems (Git)
  • Experience building applications and working with underlying systems that work within fully containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus
  • An active member of the open source and New York tech community a plus
  • Experience in FinTech or related industries is a huge plus
  • An interest in the cannabis industry and/or the LeafLink brand

LeafLink Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible PTO - you’re going to be working hard so enjoy time off with no cap!
  • A robust stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in LeafLink’s success
  • 5 Days of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) - giving back is important to us and we want our employees to prioritize cultivating a better community
  • Competitive compensation and 401k match
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Commuter Benefits through our Flexible Spending Account

LeafLink’s employee-centric culture has earned us a coveted spot on BuiltInNYC’s Best Places to Work for in 2021 list. Learn more about LeafLink’s history and the path to our First Billion in Wholesale Cannabis Orders here.

Base salary range
$145,000$170,000 USD

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Leaflink Headquarters Location

New York, NY

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Leaflink Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Leaflink Funding Rounds

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  • Series D

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $35,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Angel

    $1,000,000 USD

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