Coast is a seed stage company founded in 2018 that aims to be the operating system for the mobile workforce – the dominant worker community worldwide that consists of people that do not sit behind a desk. Last year the number of Coast users grew over 400% driven primarily through organic adoption. The usage is intense and during the work week, our customers are using the product around 60 minutes a day with strong long term retention.

Coast combines chat with lightweight workflows (scheduling, work orders, and more) that can be visualized as a list, kanban board, or calendar all built via a no-code platform (think Notion or Airtable). We offer a very easy to use product that enables teams to communicate AND to get work done. Most of our customers use Coast on a personal smartphone and the app makes it easy to maintain boundaries between each person’s work and personal life.


We are looking for a senior backend engineer to join us. In addition to collaborating with other engineers, you will work closely with other members of the team in marketing, customer support, product, and design to relentlessly yet iteratively improve on Coast to enable our customers to run their businesses more successfully.

Backend engineers at Coast work on everything from our GraphQL API to integrations with other systems to infrastructure to analytics/reporting to internal tools.

What we seek in you

We are focused on building the strongest team possible. Here are key things that we look for in teammates:

  • You are excited about our mission and our values align with yours
  • You have the right level of experience that will allow you to thrive and that we can properly support. You should have at least 2 years of experience working in a senior engineering role on a system that is used by tens of thousands of people. The system should be written in Typescript or another strongly typed language.
  • You live within a three hour time zone difference from California

Coast is actively seeking to diversify the team and you can learn more about us here. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We recognize that not only does a range of experiences and backgrounds help make this team strong, it also helps us empathize and build better products for our diverse customer base. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create a joyful and supportive place to work.

We are NOT ready to support junior engineers yet. We are working hard to get there as soon as possible, but please do not apply if you don’t have the experience that is needed for this role.

We are NOT able to support work visas at this time.

What we can offer you

Team: We are a tight knit and very strong core team of nine people. We are a highly customer focused, honest, skilled, direct, solution oriented, creative, ambitious, and fun crew. Previously we’ve worked at big companies like Adobe and Amazon and at both early and late stage for startups like HotelTonight, Upkeep, and Fitbit. We solve tough customer problems together and continually help one another level up.

Compensation: Market salary, significant equity, health insurance (medical, dental, vision), and a 401k plan with employer matching

Product: The market we are going after is massive and way underserved. Our customers love the product and use it for hours every day. What you will be building will directly impact their everyday life. We use Coast as our central nervous system just like our customers!

Career: Beyond growing as an engineer, gain exposure to the other roles and disciplines needed to grow a company, work directly with customers, and help influence the future here

More about us

Core technologies

  • Language: Typescript
  • Runtime: Node.js
  • API: GraphQL (Apollo server)
  • Relational DB: MySQL
  • In memory DB: Redis
  • Search: Elasticsearch
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, AWS CDK
  • Architecture: Mix of containers and serverless functions
  • Test automation: Jest
  • CI/CD: CircleCI and Helm
Next Steps

We know that applying for a new job requires a leap of faith so we’ve put together a brief summary of our key values here. These give a glimpse into what life is like at Coast and the type of company you’ll be helping to build.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the email link below.

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