Sr. Backend Engineer (Remote- Anywhere in US)

Remote /
Engineering /
Full-time
At Fable, we believe we must work to put the omnipresent mobile screen in service of our mental well-being. Our mission is to deliver the world’s best social experience with exceptional stories.
We’re looking for a Backend Engineer with a deep technical ability to build the world’s best platform for social reading and exceptional stories.
 
What You’ll do
Create the next generation social platform centered around stories
Design, build, and maintain our internal platform and APIs
Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability 
Work on bug fixing and improving application performance 
 
We are looking for
Expert-level knowledge of developing and maintaining web applications as well as API design 
Deep understanding of software engineering fundamentals 
Experience with Python, Django, and Postgres
Familiar with web server configuration (e.g. nginx, apache2) and keen on infrastructure-as-code
Experience with Docker for deployment and testing/CI
Keen on quality unit tests, code coverage and readability 
Experience with devops, monitoring, and logging: using all the tools available to reduce points of   failure, understand and fix issues
Experience with one of GCP/AWS/Azure 
Passionate about user experience
Comfortable in an early stage start-up environment and wearing many hats
Self-motivated with a love for stories and reading
 
Please include in your application:
Examples of your work
3 of your favorite books and tell us why you like them

Why you’ll love working at Fable
Work on a purpose driven product   
We are a tech company with the soul of an artist.
We are an early stage start-up and a constant work in progress. So, to borrow from Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic”.
Our culture is open and transparent
We have no time for bureaucracy - We want leaders, not spectators. 
Attending meetings is not a thing at Fable, so you will need to be resourceful, hands-on and solve problems 
We listen, understand, and consider before we judge
 
What does all this mean to you? 
You will be working with a group of diverse, creative people distributed geographically. We support each other in our curiosity and creativity. 
We trust each other to set our own schedule and get things done.
You can count on us to count on you, every single day.
Flexibility - you can be based out of any location within the U.S
Competitive pay package & benefits
 
About Fable
Fable brings the world of stories to everyone. We deliver the world’s best social experiences with exceptional stories in service of mental wellness. Time is the new premium; and we all feel the stress of daily demands on our time. While we know that reading increases mental well-being, many consider it a burden. Fable’s experts combine design, curation and private social to make reading interactive and fun. Fable originals, discussion guides and summaries make reading easy and interesting. We select stories to suit your mood, time and interests. We help put your mobile screen in service of your mental wellness.  
We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are a gender-balanced team committed to diversity and an inclusive environment.