Infrastructure Engineer

Posted 2.21.24
New York, NY

About Us

The human brain is the most complex object in the universe, yet society had accepted one-size-fits all approaches to cognition. The “solutions” (think coffee, energy drinks, and even a friend’s rx) were mediocre at best and frankly, made no sense to us. So, we created Thesis, the world’s first customized nootropics company. If you’ve never heard that word before, it’s just a fancy way of saying brain supplements. In five years, most will be taking nootropics on the daily and chances are, they’ll be ours.

With an exceptional efficacy rate, the world has taken notice — we’ve raised over $13M in venture capital, garnered interest from leading neuroscientists and athletes, and established ourselves as the industry’s leading brand. Now, we’re looking for incredible people to help us share the gift of enhanced cognitive function with the world. If you’re looking to be a part of a movement — one that involves both immense self-growth and an ambitious mission to pioneer an industry — we’d love to have you on the team.

About The Role

We are seeking a talented and motivated Back End Software Engineer to join our team on a full-time basis. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in securing our site data, improving the scalability of our quiz and SKU systems, and contributing to the overall success of our projects.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

  • Secure site data:
    • Implement backend infrastructure using cloud technologies like AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Utilize security best practices when building server infrastructure  (VPCs, security groups, etc.)
    • Migrate existing services  to an AWS instance
  • Refactor quiz for scalability:
    • Identify bottlenecks and optimize the quiz system for improved performance and handling of increased traffic
    • Implement code changes and updates to ensure stability and efficiency
  • Refactor SKU data for scalability:
    • Redesign and refine the SKU data structure for better handling of large datasets and improved search/retrieval capabilities
    • Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to achieve optimal efficiency and performance
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of other assigned projects
    • Participate in code reviews and knowledge sharing within the team

We’re Excited About Your:

  • Strong proficiency in front-end and back-end development technologies (e.g., JavaScript, Python)
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS or GCP
  • Understanding of DevOps principles and practices
  • Proven ability to write clean, maintainable, and secure code
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • A passion for learning and staying ahead of the curve

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience with security best practices and tools
  • Experience with performance optimization techniques
  • Experience with data structures and algorithms
  • Familiarity with specific technologies used in our environment (please inquire)

Pay Transparency: 

We can’t quantify everything we think you’ll love about working at Thesis, from the exciting projects you’ll work on, to the smart and humble team you’ll get to work with, and our supportive and inclusive culture. That said, our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of our total rewards package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and equity. The base salary hiring range for this position is $130,000 – $150,000, but the final compensation offer will ultimately be based on the candidate’s location, skill level and experience.

A Few of Our Perks and Benefits:

  • 💵 Competitive compensation with an exceptionally generous equity package
  • 🩺 Competitive Health, dental, and vision plans (including a 100% covered premium plan for all 3!)
  • 🚆 HSA, FSA and pre-tax commuter benefits for parking and transit
  • 🚀 Ancillary benefits through Talkspace, One Medical, Kindbody, Teladoc, Classpass and more!
  • 📈 401k to help you plan for the future
  • 🏖 Unlimited PTO because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • 🏋️ $100 monthly wellness stipend for your wellbeing (e.g. massage, cryotherapy, psychedelic therapy, etc.)
  • 💊 Unlimited (yes, unlimited) Thesis nootropics
  • 🎓A strong emphasis on promoting from within and personal development
  • 🐕 A dog-friendly office located in the heart of Flatiron steps from Union Square and Madison Square Park
  • 🌎 International work week
  • 🏢 Hybrid work model

Our Values:

  • Meet Your Potential: At Thesis, we create opportunities for personal and professional growth. We reward hard work, dedication, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We believe in open and honest feedback to help us continually learn and improve. In return, we are committed to providing the resources, support, and guidance for our team to achieve their ambitions and meet their potential. 
  • Own Outcomes: We are driven by achieving meaningful results, both for our members and our business. We’re proactive, conscientious, and take responsibility equally in times of triumph and challenge. We also operate with a sense of urgency because we want to seize the opportunity to create a new category and bring nootropics to everyone who needs them.
  • Lead with Science and Data: We are obsessed with data to understand our impact, and always seek the truth through objective metrics that help us make informed decisions. Science and evidence underpin everything we do, from product formulation to marketing claims. We’re committed to making the highest quality nootropics on the market and measuring our efficacy.
  • Create Exceptional Experiences: We are committed to creating a work environment that fosters a unique culture and deep sense of belonging. We create exceptional experiences by showing up for each other, giving each other the benefit of the doubt, and building an inclusive and warm environment—in and outside of the office. We’re equally committed to showing up for our members by delivering a thoughtful and impactful experience for anyone who tries one of our products.
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