senior NODE.JS BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Hands-on software development with modern technology stack
KEY POINTS

Prepare architectural diagrams and technical specifications for the engineering team to deliver high quality, maintainable software

Software Design and Coordination
YOUR TEAM
Our team is led by some of the best entrepreneurs and executives in media and technology. Our Executive Chairman was the Chief Content Officer of Spotify. Our co-founder and CEO was the CEO of Threadless and board member of Trunk Club and Smule. Our principal architect built the first Roku for Netflix. You’ll be joining a world-class startup team, with multiple exits under their belt, to build the future of television.

Our team solves business and technology problems. We run many experiments. We iterate on successful tests and turn them into products. We deploy those products across our apps to millions of users. We obsess over data. We run a lean, agile, vegan, non-gmo, all organic development process. Our team is aligned with company goals and KPIs. We have autonomy on how to solve problems. We bring out the entrepreneur in every engineer. We work together to build the future of TV.
WHAT'S IN it FOR YOU
  • Medical insurance after the trial period
  • 20 paid days per year for your vacation and health
  • Long term and stable projects
  • Strong experts you can collaborate with and learn from
  • Smooth and respectful interviews
  • English and German classes
Responsibilities
  • Software Design and Coordination
  • Working closely with the Engineering Lead to coordinate delegating relevant areas of design documents
  • Champion relevant POCs, gather relevant metrics for data (e.g. latency using X vs Y), etc.
  • Be in attendance and available to answer questions during the Architecture Guild review of designs you have contributed to (Engineering Lead is responsible to present the design on behalf of the team)
  • Facilitate meetings with your team to make progress when necessary
  • Schedule knowledge transfer sessions to get folks aligned on concepts, design discussions, debug sessions, etc.
  • You may be asked to attend one of these sessions by someone else – be willing and prepared to discuss your side
  • Learn and contribute to the Software Development Life Cycle
  • SAFe Ceremonies – Attend every meeting
  • PI Planning, Grooming, Scrum, Estimations, etc.
  • Ticketing and Documentation
  • Understand how to use Jira, Confluence, Google Docs, etc.
  • Individual Contribution
  • Development, Code Reviews, Testing, SPIKE research, etc.
  • Work closely with your manager
  • Ways to improve our workflow/process
  • General team health, personal work-life balance, etc.
  • Identify career goals, measure progress, course correct as necessary
skills
We’re looking for a world-class senior engineer with strong computer science fundamentals, that can quickly pick up new technologies, that has a true passion for working on a fast-growing, consumer-facing product, that reaches millions of users. We don’t want engineers who just write great code, we want engineers that own and stand behind what they build. We won’t tell you how to solve the problem, we’ll give you clear goals and objectives, and you’ll work with our team to test, iterate, architect, build, and deploy solutions that directly impact our KPIs. We’re looking for someone that is passionate about what they do, eager to disrupt a massive market and isn’t just looking for another ‘job’.
Basic Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field (engineering, physics, mathematics, etc.) with a college degree; OR 4+ years of experience in a relevant field (engineering, physics, mathematics, etc.) without a college degree
  • Ability to work autonomously in a remote setting
  • Ability to secure a stable internet connection for daily work and meetings and with connection speeds to accommodate group meetings and screen sharing/pair programming
  • Ability to secure a quiet location to attend meetings when necessary
  • Functioning microphone and headset when necessary
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Golang
  • 2+ years experience with any compiled, back-end languages (examples include: C/C++, Java, Rust, etc.)
  • Excellent written and good oral English-language skills; able to clearly convey information
Differentials
  • Over-the-top Software
  • HLS and DASH
  • DRM – FairPlay, WideVine, or PlayReady
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Terraform, Kubernetes, and Helm
  • GitHub and GitHub Actions
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