Backend Engineer

About Us: 

Caper builds smart shopping carts - powered by deep learning and computer vision - to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience. Caper differentiates from technologies like Amazon Go by creating a plug-and-play solution that does not require store renovation, operational overhaul, heavy compute and endless image labeling & training; retailers can just buy the carts, and the entire store is upgraded with cashierless capabilities. Caper costs less than 1% of Amazon Go's infrastructure, and it is already actively being used in the market. 


Caper is the fastest growing retail automation technology company and is backed by First Round Capital, Y Combinator, and top executives from Instacart, Plated, Albertsons and Walmart. E-commerce only accounts for 8% of total retail transaction volume, and Caper is innovating the other 92% of the untapped offline retail potential. 

We’re a team of incredibly motivated individuals looking to put a dent in the retail industry. We are looking for a founding employee who will add to our talented technical team. You’ll be directly working under the CTO and the opportunity offers plenty of room for rapid internal growth.


About you:

  • Open-minded and eager to learn 

  • Highly organized

  • Extreme ownership of projects & assignments

  • Hard working 


Technical Requirements:

  • Strong Ruby and Rails experience is required. Strong Python or Nodejs and corresponding framework experience can be equivalent.

  • Solid knowledge of SQL database

  • Solid knowledge of Object Oriented Programming

  • Familiar with Linux/Unix environment and command line tools

  • Familiar with Git source control

  • Solid knowledge of Operating System

  • Solid Knowledge of data structure and algorithm


Key responsibilities:

  • Involve in system and architecture design with project lead and CTO 

  • Build backend services as well as frontend features based on feature needs

  • Communicate with business team/clients to add new features 

  • Stay challenged, happy and fulfilled!

Salary/Equity:Above market salary and equity

Location: NYC -- Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

Involve in system and architecture design with project lead and CTO Solid knowledge of SQL databaseFamiliar with Linux/Unix environment and command line tools

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