Senior Backend Engineer (Java) - NYC

New York City – Engineering /
Full-time /
Medal enables millions of gamers to capture and share their best gaming moments and create memories together. Medal users create 3M+ videos per day across over a million daily active users on our desktop and mobile applications. Your work will have a real impact on millions of people around the world!

Medal's backend team is responsible for creating REST APIs that power our whole application, supporting real-time in-app communications, storing billions of user-generated gaming clips, powering Medal's ML-based content feed and friend recommendations, and much more.


    • 3+ years of experience with Java
    • 3+ years of experience as a backend engineer on a production application
    • Strong understanding of RESTful APIs and experience architecting and implementing them in a production environment at scale
    • Highly Proficient with relational databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. Should have strong understanding of schema design, indexing, relations, and performance optimizations.
    • Comfortable working on systems dealing with thousands of requests per second
    • Experience managing Cloud infrastructure
    • Designing scalable infrastructure and architectures
    • Understanding of CI/CD, TDD and version control (git)


    • Dependency injection
    • Experience with infrastructure management and "infrastructure as code" (Terraform, Salt, Chef, or similar)
    • Experience with caches such as Redis or Memcached
    • Experience with using queues to offload work
    • ElasticSearch, BigQuery
    • Python, NodeJS
    • Docker, Kubernetes
    • Google Cloud and/or AWS
    • Experience with CDNs such as Cloudflare, Cloudfront or Akamai
    • A passion for games and the gaming communities
$140,000 - $200,000 a year
The pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $140,000 and $200,000 per year. However, base pay may vary further depending on individualized factors for candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Moreover, stock options will be issued. Our packages are strong for top-tier talent. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.