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Senior Back-End Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Back-End Engineer @ Spokn [Closed]

Location: Remote or Egypt, Full-time

🎧 Spokn is bringing podcasting to work!

🌟 Senior Back-End Engineer

This is an opportunity to join a well-funded, fast-growing startup as an early team member.
In this role, you'll help us build our incredible SaaS product that's used by some of the coolest startups in the world.

Here’s what we’ll want you to do...

Design, develop, and maintain Spokn's back-end services (microservices, functions, jobs)
Help shape our leading-edge stack and processes
Add value with every iteration to help us move quickly
Take initiative by suggesting new technologies, ideas, and approaches
Bring creative engineering solutions to a dynamic system
Help design usable and clean APIs for our Spokn services
Collaborate with colleagues in a fluid, cross-functional team environment
Guide other team members in handling more complex issues

🛠 We think this means you probably have these skills…

Minimum 4+ years experience in back-end engineering, preferably with NodeJS
Expertise in building REST APIs (e.g. Express, Swagger)
Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g. MYSQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch)
Comfortable working with Unix-like systems and DevOps (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, YAML)
Able to work in a structured, agile, and test-oriented manner

🎈Bonus points...

Experience with Google Cloud Platform
Understanding distributed systems (e.g. Kafka, MQTT, OAuth 2.0)
Experience with Audio/Video components

What we’ll offer you...

Competitive Salary + Equity
The opportunity to build a global product
The chance to work remotely
Employer-paid health insurance
A fun, diverse, and international team

[This position has already been filled, but thank you for your interest!]

Diverse and Inclusive Employer

We’re committed to providing equal treatment and opportunity to all applicants at every stage of the hiring cycle and throughout their life at the company.  We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.
Note: Research says men tend to apply even if they only meet ~60% of the job qualifications, whereas women and other marginalized groups are hesitant to do so. If you don’t match 100% of the job qualifications but think you’d be a great fit, we encourage you to apply!