Sr. Backend Engineer

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by GameChanger

New York, NY 10001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
GameChanger provides youth sports team management and scorekeeping tools that provide access to live game updates, statistics to inform player development, and tools for coordinating the team community. As a Sr. Backend Engineer, you will play a leading role on the team building the backend powering our next generation of sports community applications. This work spans the API server, caching, databases, queueing systems, data pipeline, etc. You must having demonstrated skill in building systems that are performant, stable, and massively scalable. You will contribute expertise as an architect and be a hands-on developer. As a Sr. Backend Engineer you will . . . Work with a small team of talented and driven polyglot engineers Build the backend infrastructure and APIs supporting our family of iOS, Android, and web applications Build and maintain systems supporting billions of records and millions of transactions with high concurrency Support and collaborate with multiple user-facing teams to develop reusable and scalable architectures and tools Provide mentorship and technical guidance to other engineers and also be open to learning from peers Promote responsible engineering practices (including automated unit and stress testing, engineering for data security, resiliency, scalability, etc.) Qualifications Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field 8+ years software development experience Comfort working across multiple languages, storage systems, and frameworks Experience designing and implementing large, massively scalable, feature-rich APIs Deep understanding of relational data modeling, ORM, and database tuning (PostgreSQL experience preferred) Exceptional problem-solving skills, especially in complex systems Proficient in modern Node.js, TypeScript, Go, Java, or asynchronous Python Familiarity with data networking and cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP) Ability and interest in learning new technologies quickly The Perks Be part of a diverse team of genuinely kind and interesting individuals dedicated to improving the lives of our customers. Benefits include medical, vision, prescription, dental, FSA/HRA, and coverage for family/dependents. Generous maternity / paternity leave policy Well-furnished, modern office Commuter Benefits Endless supply of snacks and drinks Learning opportunities, such as clubs, lunch & learns, hack days, conference attendance Organized lunches, happy hours, and team outings

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