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Senior Backend Engineer for Video Startup

Senior Backend Engineer for Video Startup

Job Info

Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Well-funded startup creating a new, video-based social media experience
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Job Number: 10575

Job Description


Our client, a well-funded, video-based social media startup, is looking for a bright Senior Backend Engineer to join their growing team in Palo Alto, CA. 


This company focuses on live, shared experiences. They offer a social platform to gather with your people and explore the Internet together. Gather on group video and hang out with music, videos, photos, TV, movies, and more. It's a portal in your pocket-to your people, to the weird and wonderful world of online.


The company is backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. They have a world-class team of brainiacs in Palo Alto and Brooklyn who craft the amazing real-time technology the product is built on. They're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help build a new way to use the Internet-together.


The Team:


We are a diverse team of engineers that work on everything from scaling media servers around the world to building highly performant and complex UI on iOS and Android. We are pushing the limits on real time interactivity. We are looking for engineers who like to work with exceptional people on challenging problems.



What You'll Do


As a Senior Backend Engineer you will be responsible for the REST API that clients use for transactional operations, and a persistent websocket service for low latency messaging.  You will help build and maintain microservices that dispatch push notifications to mobile clients, handle messaging, analytics, and other core business features.


  • Help build a system that is scalable, maintainable, and secure. 
  • Write extensive tests to ensure that the features provided are reliable, and write thorough documentation so that client teams know how to use those features.
  • Utilize load tests and monitoring to make sure that our system is always capable of running at peak performance under load conditions.


What We're Looking For


  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or foreign equivalent).
  • Node.js with ES6 features.
  • Proficient understanding of Docker.
  • Proficient understanding of AWS.
  • Thorough understanding of MongoDB.
  • Thorough understanding of how to make a secure Web API.
  • Experience with
  • Experience using continuous integration with CircleCI or equivalent.
  • Experience working with a micro service architecture.
  • Experience building scalable systems.



Andiamo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Andiamo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Andiamo complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.
Talia Cuddeback

Talia Cuddeback

Technology Recruiter & Account Manager

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