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Senior Backend Engineer
Full time
Paid parental leave
Healthcare benefits
Unlimited PTO
Wellness reimbursement
Flexible schedules
Employee equity
Competitive salary
Jeremy Stern
Michael Mckain
Jeremy Stern

North America time zones strongly preferred



We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our small engineering team. Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, technically sharp, and detail-oriented, with experience owning projects from concept to completion. Catalog is a team of seven with three full-time engineers and engineering contributions from our cofounder.

What is Catalog?

Catalog exists to empower artists with more autonomy and earnings for their work by providing new value models, discovery tools, and listening experiences. We love music, and we believe in a world where more artists can make a living creating it. Currently, Catalog takes shape as an internet radio and music marketplace for 1-of-1 digital records.

Catalog is backed by Variant Fund1confirmation, and Kindred Ventures, as well as a collection of artists, founders, and builders in the music and web3 and music spaces. We’re a remote-first team with the flexibility and independence to work within our own environments and schedules. Our community is artist-first and global.

Who are you?

You have a dynamic skill set in software development, encompassing backend, DevOps and some frontend. You take pride in writing clean, efficient, and scalable code. You’re proactive, pragmatic, and able to independently unblock yourself and others. At your core, you're driven by a passion to create a brighter future for artists.

What you’ll do

  • Architect, deploy, and maintain full stack services with a focus on backend

  • Devise robust solutions that ensure our systems are well tested, monitored and run smoothly

  • Play a key role in product discussions, converting high-level concepts into design documents and elegant implementations

  • Proactively identify and tackle bottlenecks, bugs and support requests

  • Innovate on code and system design, spending time on things like:

    • Expanding/maintaining our databases and indexing infrastructure

    • Streamlining DevOps to enable rapid deployment and scaling

    • Refactoring middleware and client-side code

    • Radio stream uptime and scheduling functionality

    • Maintaining our SDK

  • Support others on the team

What you’ll bring

  • Multiple years of full time backend software development experience designing and implementing scalable, reliable, and performant systems

  • Your ability to independently tackle a wide array of complex engineering problems that deliver results aligned with team objectives and strategic priorities

  • Experience working in cross-functional organizations, collaborating with a small team to deliver high-quality experiences

  • An insatiable hunger for rapidly shipping

  • An eagerness to help others


  • Proficiency in TypeScript, Next, Postgres, GraphQL, Hasura, Bun/Node and Docker

  • Proficiency in modern software development practices like CI/CD, security, and performance

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-pace environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience writing smart contracts or strong EVM knowledge

  • Experience building onchain or knowledge of web3 products, developer tools & infrastructure

  • Experience leading engineering teams

  • Familiarity with tools like Linear, Notion, MixPanel & Figma

  • Experience working on fully remote teams


  • Equity

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Flexible time off

  • WFH reimbursement

  • Monthly health & wellness stipend

  • Annual music stipend, whether you’re a music maker or listener

  • Annual team offsite to enjoy face to face time and collaborative sessions in person

  • Passionate team dedicated to bringing great things into the world

Catalog is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates all races, cultures, religions, gender identities, and sexualities.