Tether raises $1.2M series seed financing

Lead Backend Engineer

We are looking for a Lead Backend Engineer to join our team. This person should have significant technical experience building, innovating and scaling digital products.

Nashville or Remote
Full Time

Tether leverages technology to develop spiritually mature and deeply connected Christian groups. Our app makes healthy spiritual habits more actionable, more timely, and more community-oriented by putting local relationships and embodied practices back at the center of Christians lives. Tether provides a personalized spiritual and relational growth plan for groups across all types of Christian organizations.

We just raised our seed round of funding ($1.2M) and are backed by leading faith-driven organizations and entrepreneurs including Pinetops Foundation, Impact Foundation and Henry Kaestner (Faith Driven Entrepreneur / Sovereigns Capital) and Praxis Labs. We have an incredible board of directors and advisors bringing their experience from places like Stanford University, IDEO, and McKinsey & Company among others.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Leading, building and scaling Tether's backend infrastructure and API's.
  • Writing readable, maintainable code. Staying up to date on the latest technologies in web development and incorporating those changes to improve speed and quality.
  • Advancing our overall engineering practices and contributing to the overall engineering quality across the company.
  • Adding your unique insight to Tether's own product strategy and roadmap.

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about discipleship and spiritual formation in the 21st century; you are optimistic and believe in the vision of deep connection and Christian spiritual formation.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or comparable experience, preferably in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Proven hands-on software development experience, especially API and microservices architecture.
  • Experience building and scaling REST APIs.
  • Proficiency with Node or comparable (e.g. Python, Go, Ruby).
  • Proficiency with Postgresql or comparable (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB).


Our team has an ambitious and exciting roadmap ahead of us, and we need your help to lead and scale our backend systems. If you believe in the redemptive power of technology to inspire spiritual depth and connection with others — please apply here!

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