Senior Software Engineer

San Diego HQ /
Engineering /
Optionally Remote
The Senior Software Engineer helps lead the platform development by making architecture decisions to ensure we're building clean, maintainable, and beautiful applications. This person is responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our APIs that power our web applications. They develop specifications for moderately complex software programming applications and modify/maintain the existing software. This position participates in design and coding activities with other staff members. The Senior Software Engineer will work closely with management and other leads to design and implement new systems, maintain operations of the production systems and to coordinate work across all the initiatives of the Engineering team. They will operate in a distributed architecture, building the infrastructure to manage Big Data and solve complex algorithmic problems.

Responsibilities

    • Architects and develops highly scalable web applications
    • Builds RESTful APIs
    • Builds tools, services, and automation to extend the platform capabilities
    • Runs critical operational portions of our ingestion, analytics, and storage infrastructure
    • Collaborates with our product managers to define strategic solutions based on our client’s requirements
    • Evaluates and improves the performance, durability, and security of applications in production
    • Assists with server-side code and database architecture on the back-end in NodeJS
    • Work with management to ensure quality in solutions and in software design
    • Participate in development lifecycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release
    • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
    • Deliver code in an agile team environment
    • Research and train on technologies you think may be appropriate for current or future projects

Technical Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer (10+ preferred)
    • 3+ years of experience with NodeJS
    • 1+ years experience in NestJS
    • Strong skills needed in: Javascript, ES6, NodeJS, TypeORM, MySQL, Git, and REST principles
    • Knowledge in Jest and Redis
    • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
    • Good understanding of algorithms, network protocols, and web services
    • Experience with one of the major cloud hosting systems (AWS, Heroku, GCP, Azure)
    • Nice to have: Terraform, ElasticSearch, & Redshift

Business Qualifications

    • Self-directed, independent, and has experience owning complete features/products
    • Experience developing real-world web applications
    • Outstanding ability to negotiate difficult tradeoffs (e.g., quality vs. speed, collaboration vs. get-it-done)
    • Agile development experience
    • Previous startup or scaling experience is a plus
    • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing technologies and requirements
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field
    • Strong communication ability - we want to know your thoughts and input!