Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

About Us

Sunnyside is the #1 alcohol moderation platform. Unlike virtually every other service in the alcohol health space, we focus on moderation and mindfulness rather than all-or-nothing sobriety. Our approach creates a much more approachable starting point for anyone seeking to change their relationship with alcohol, creating a massive market opportunity. We’re building a great business with an incredible impact.

We’re leading the mindful drinking movement into the mainstream, propelled by a huge shift in consumer behavior around alcohol consumption. Low- and no-alcohol beverage purchases are skyrocketing, Gen-Z is drinking less than any previous generation, and new science about the impact of alcohol on health is driving millions of people around the world are reconsidering their relationship with alcohol. Sunnyside is becoming synonymous with this global movement.

We have a proven product in market with tens of thousands of highly engaged paying customers and a vibrant community that gives us a strong competitive moat. You’d be joining an awesome team anchored by leaders with experience scaling incredible consumer companies like Lyft, Airbnb, Strava and MileIQ (acquired by Microsoft).

We recently closed an $11.5M series A, and are backed by some great investors. Backers include Will Ventures, Uncork Capital, Adjacent VC, Nir Eyal, Mike Lee (founder of MyFitnessPal), and James Park (founder of Fitbit).

We’re perfectly positioned to breakthrough as the category leader in the growing mindful drinking space. We’ll make managing alcohol consumption as common as managing diet and exercise as components of our proactive wellness routines. Help us make it happen.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us take our product experience to the next level, support our growing customer base, and develop tools to scale the efficiency of our engineering team. Your work will span the full stack, from backend services and data stores to frontend client experiences and APIs. Our ideal candidate has strong backend expertise, is comfortable working across the entire stack, and would be excited to have the opportunity to build and own new features end-to-end.

This is a unique opportunity to get involved in a startup that is defining a new wellness category in alcohol health, and you will have a direct impact on the overall health and wellness of our customers. You will have the opportunity to grow in your scope of responsibility as the company grows.

About our stack

We primarily use TypeScript on both the backend and frontend. Our tech stack includes:

  • NestJS for all backend services
  • NextJS for web and mobile web frontend
  • React Native for our iOS and Android apps

We host everything on AWS and rely on services including EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, Elasticache, and SQS. We don't expect you to have experience with every technology in our stack, but we strongly prefer candidates with JavaScript or TypeScript experience.

About you

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent judgment around what needs to be done now versus what can wait for the future. You thrive in ambiguity and love pushing the boundaries of what's technically possible while keeping sight of the practical need to move quickly and ship quality code. You are excited to help the team get new features out the door, and you bring a customer-centric ownership mindset to your work.

You want to be part a team and company culture that values diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, with a belief that our differences make us stronger. You bring positivity and optimism to your daily work. You don’t shy away from ambitious goals, and you want to be part of a team that comes together collaboratively to accomplish what individuals never could have done alone.

You will be successful in this role by:

  • Defining high-level architecture, designing and implementing software solutions, owning deployment and release of your work, and supporting the post-release lifecycle of our products.
  • Collaborating closely with our Product, Growth, and Customer Experience teams to ensure that your work meets requirements, and then working with the team to address bugs and issues as they come up.
  • Creating platform-level solutions that help scale the efficiency of our team, such as API library wrappers, caching systems, general queue infrastructure, and command-line level automation.
  • Collaborating with the Engineering team to own our product's uptime, reliability, performance, and observability. After the first few months of onboarding, you will be expected to share on-call responsibilities as part of our PagerDuty rotation.
  • Mentoring and supporting other engineers on our team in your areas of expertise.

We're excited about you because:

  • You have 5+ years of professional software development experience, ideally in a consumer software company.
  • You have expertise in scaling production systems and services supporting a large and growing user base.
  • You have shipped complete user-facing features end-to-end, from backend to frontend.
  • You are comfortable working with infrastructure automation using technologies such as Pulumi or Terraform, and you know your way around build systems and Continuous Integration environments.
  • You have experience being on-call and working with observability tooling.
  • Bonus: You have experience building frontend experiences and components with React or similar frameworks.
  • Bonus: You have early-stage startup experience (Pre-seed, Seed, or Series A).

Useful links:

  • Try Sunnyside at https://www.sunnyside.co, the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store
  • Read reviews on the App Store