Universe is the world's first website builder designed for mobile phones. Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet, starting with serious websites built in under a minute.
We're looking for a Senior API & Database Engineer to help accelerate our mission. As a Senior API Engineer your primary focus will be writing excellent code, mentoring other engineers, and maintaining code quality through code reviews. You will help translate business requirements into plans for database structure, create data migration plans, ensure that our databases queries are efficient, and that our databases scale well. You will contribute code to our backend services, adding endpoints, integrating with other other services (internal and external) and writing integration tests.
We are currently transitioning our backend services from a monolith Node.js application to a microservice architecture with a mix of Vapor Swift and Node.js applications. Most of our data is stored using PostgreSQL. We are hosting our services using build packs on Heroku but are transitioning to deploying using Docker. We take testing and documentation seriously, and are in the process of adding coverage for both to all of our services.
Our app empowers everyone to express themselves through a website, reach their audience, or build a business. We are looking for someone passionate about performance and scaling to help us as we look to expand the power of the web to everyone.
We value individual agency and ownership—which guides our product design and our company’s culture. While other companies offer lots of perks, we prioritize your freedom: work from anywhere, in the way you’re at your best. We believe that an individual’s capacity for growth is far larger than most understand, and we’ve designed an environment to support rapid, continuous learning. Ideas here come from everyone, initiative is respected, and quality matters. We are here to build something special and enduring.
Universe is the world's first website builder designed for mobile phones. Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet, starting with serious websites built in under a minute. We are a 14-person company with people all over the US and our product has been used by over 500,000 creators and small businesses. We joined Y Combinator in 2018 and have raised $17.2mm in financing from Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Javelin Venture Partners, Box Group, and more top investors.
This role is open to anyone, anywhere. We’ve been a fully remote company from day one.