Senior Backend Engineer

  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
  • CartHook
Job Description:


🧨 Staff Pick

👪 Parental Leave

💸 $350 Referral Bonus

💡 5+ Years of Experience

🌴Flexible Time Off Policy

👪 Insurance and Benefits

💼 Professional Development

💰 Competitive Salary & Perks

📈 401K Plan (US-based employees)

🗺 Fully Remote (US East Coast or European time zone ideal)

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Now Hiring: Remote Senior Backend Engineer

Carthook is Hiring Remotely with Dynamite Jobs CartHook is the leading checkout and upsells platform for Shopify brands, and we’re growing. To date, our customers have processed over a billion dollars through CartHook and, as we pursue our mission to help eCommerce merchants thrive, we have some big plans for expansion. That’s where you come in.

Who We Are?

We are a group of people who give a damn. We believe in doing what’s right and speaking up, even when it’s difficult. We pursue success, humbly.

We work on two continents, with offices in Portland, Oregon, and Ljubljana, Slovenia. However, we’re growing our remote teams, so you can live and work just about wherever you want, as long as it meets any role-specific location or time zone requirements (which are outlined below). Just make sure you have a reliable internet connection.

We bridge time zones and distance with thorough and transparent communication, and processes designed to empower and support each other. We’re a company of people from a variety of backgrounds, with a range of perspectives, which makes us stronger. We frequently work in cross-functional teams, and you’ll get to work with awesome people in all different roles in the company. We leave our egos at the door and value input and ideas from everyone at the company.

How Do We work?

Live Where You Want

We’re a hybrid of co-located and distributed teams, so you can live and work just about wherever you want.

No Crazy Hours

We’re all adults and we trust each other to manage our time appropriately. There’s no need to punch a clock or ask for permission to take off early one afternoon to go see the doctor. We look at what you accomplish, not how long you are in front of a computer. We work hard and smart, but we’re in this for the long haul.

Responsible Time Off

We want you to take time off; it makes you happier, healthier, and more productive. In fact, we have an unlimited time off policy, plus two mandatory weeks for a holiday break in December/January. It’s important you take the time you need, whether you’re caring for your health, the health of a family member, or going on vacation. (We look forward to seeing pictures of your trip in #the-pub Slack channel!) Be mindful of Black Friday through Cyber Monday. That’s our merchants’ busiest time of the year, and we need all-hands-on-deck just in case.

Grow and Learn

We aren’t satisfied with what we already know; we want to learn more and we want you to as well. Think conferences (when those are a thing again), online courses and resources, and dedicated time away to learn something new…it’s up to you and your manager. Let us know what you need.


Insurance coverage: For our U.S. employees, we offer health, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of your medical and dental premiums and 75% for vision. We also cover a percentage of the premiums for dependents. If our default plan isn’t right for you, there are other options available to fit your needs.

Parental leave: All parents who welcome a new child by birth, surrogacy, foster, or adoption are eligible to take 8 weeks of paid leave. All birth mothers are eligible for an additional 8 weeks of paid leave. New mothers will be able to have a flexible, soft re-entry coming back to work.

401k Plan: Employees are eligible for a 401k plan provided by Guideline and integrated into our payroll system. Plans are funded by the employee.

The role

As a senior backend engineer at CartHook, you will be creating powerful, flexible, highly scalable APIs and developing various backend systems and operations. Additionally, you will architect, define and maintain our database and models, and ensure our systems can keep up their high performance and responsiveness. You will be responsible for implementing new features and integrations as well as supporting our existing functionality. You will also join us in sprint planning and retrospectives and have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our stack and the future of e-commerce.

This is a full-time, fully remote role. Ideally, you are located in the US East Coast or European time zone, but we are open to other time zones on a case by case basis

What we’re looking for:

– Minimum 5 years of experience in backend systems and API development

– Advanced knowledge of PHP (minimum of 5 years)

– Advanced knowledge of Laravel (minimum of 2 years)

– Advanced knowledge of MySQL or similar relational database systems

– Excellent REST API understanding

– Excellent understanding of OOP concepts

– Excellent understanding of software design patterns

– Excellent time management skills

– GitHub, Docker, Buildkite, and similar development tools

– Ability to problem-solve, track, and follow up on a variety of complex technical issues with internal and external stakeholders

– Ambition, the ability to think beyond, be highly collaborative, and extremely driven

Bonus points

– AWS Knowledge

– Ecommerce knowledge

– Scrum and agile development

– Experience with high-performance systems

– Deep understanding of database operations

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