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Senior Backend Engineer for Video Startup

Job Info:

Category: Development
Company Description: Well-funded startup creating a new, video-based social media experience
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Job Number: 9104

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. 


Make rooms with your people.  Message each other with text and other media.  Go live effortlessly on fast, reliable, high-quality video chat, then the real magic begins.


This product lets you...

    Video chat while looking at a stack of photos together from last weekend

    Watch videos together at the same time - YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, TED, and your own

    Listen to music together while messaging - Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and more


Throughout your day you’ll find yourself feeling more connected to the people who matter most in your life.  It is a huge step forward for social networking and is built on some amazing new technology engineered by a world-class team in Palo Alto and New York City.


This company is well-funded, moving fast, and we’re looking for extraordinary people to join us on this exciting adventure!


What We Do:

We believe that software should be built with the end user in mind:  It should allow for rapid, data-driven iteration to get features into users hands that will delight them. In order to maintain this goal over the long term we take the time to refactor when needed to avoid technical debt.

We look for candidates who are just as serious as we are about building great software.

 We utilize industry best practices such as:

    Continuous integration and automated deployments

    Automated crash reporting and analysis

    Automated scaling and health checks for high availability

    Microservice infrastructure

    Backend test driven development

    Deep instrumentation and analytics


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.


As part of the backend team, you will help build a system that is scalable, maintainable, and secure.  You’ll 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. You will utilize load tests and monitoring to make sure that our system is always capable of running at peak performance under load conditions.

Required skills


    Node.js 4.0+ 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



    Be a Node.JS expert

    Experience with

    Experience using continuous integration with CircleCI or equivalent

    Experience working with a micro service architecture

    Experience building scalable systems

    Oh… and everything on the backend is Star Wars themed. Must be willing to adopt our Dark Side microservice naming convention



    Competitive compensation

    $0-premium health, dental, & vision insurance

    $100/mo pre-tax flex money

    Equipment - whatever you need to succeed

    Flexible time-off beyond the company-wide holiday periods

    Semi-annual offsites, monthly team outings, and weekly team lunches

    Travel between the Silicon Valley and New York City offices

    Delicious snacks & artisanal coffee (Cold brew on tap!)

    Music, both in the office and after hours when we go to see one of the many employee-led bands perform

    Dog friendly!



We have consciously built a unique and diverse culture.  We have everyone from recent grads to industry veterans, all from a variety of backgrounds and training.  The common thread that unites us is the desire and ability to build and ship amazing products.  We are creating something new and unique and we know it is going to require a strong team with a variety of perspectives and abilities to get us there.





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.

Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.

Contact Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004

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