Senior Backend Engineer

Remote /
Backend /
Full Time
Who We Are:
Clash’s mission is simple: help creators make a living doing what they love. Founded by a former creator, we’re building a platform that provides fans with new ways to engage with their favorite creators with meaningful monetization tools.   Since our early launch in Summer 2020, we've seen explosive growth and recently acquired the Byte app. Now, with our combined 5 million users, we cannot wait to bring our vision of a more creator-centric world to reality.  We love creators and are looking to scale our team. Join us.


We're looking for contractors with professional Clojure experience to join our team, and help us build the next-generation monetization platform for creators and fans. We're a relatively small startup with a passionate team, and we've recently completed a funding round, which gives us a decent runway to take a really good crack at this problem.We're building a green-field backend service that will serve the needs of our mobile app (we have a dedicated mobile team who are building the frontend) and the creators/fans who use it.

We're fully remote and have team members all around the world! We value simplicity and boring tech, high emotional intelligence, and building awesome products our customers love. All our code is hosted on GitHub, we communicate asynchronously where it makes sense, we jump on a Meet when that's better, and we collaborate on design. We like to have fun too, and try to strike the right balance between hammock time, shipping, learning, and joking around.We have a slew of interesting problems to solve, including scaling to millions of users (some of our creators have 1e6 followers), security (we're monetizing this platform, and people care about paying their bills), and safety (our platform is suitable for work, and some people miss the mark with the videos they upload).

Currently our tech stack is running on the AWS environment, where we're automating deployment of our new backend using Clojure, Pedestal and Lacinia, with some PostgreSQL and Redis. We are exploring Kafka and Cassandra as well. If you're familiar with any or all of the tech stack above, or if you've solved problems like the ones mentioned above before, we'd love to chat!

Must have

    • an appetite for solving hard problems as efficiently as possible,
    • experience with Clojure, learning a new language shouldn't get in the way,
    • good SQL skills

Should have

    • familiarity with AWS offering
    • experience with Redis
    • experience with queues or streams
    • experience with distributed systems
Clash is an early stage start-up guided by experienced advisors including Alexis Ohanian (Reddit founder), Dom Hoffman (Vine founder), and backed top tier VCs including Seven Seven Six, M13 Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures. Our team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs and passionate creators.

We believe in building an inclusive community both on our platform and within our company. Clash is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer fostering a diverse and inclusive team.