Senior Backend Engineer

Remote /
Engineering /
Full Time
If you're excited about building the future of digital human connection, you've come to the right place. Welcome. 👋

☁️ About Kumospace
At Kumospace, we're reimagining video chat to be as immersive and fun as possible. Our virtual spaces are designed like real spaces to provide context to interactions, helping people discover, build, and deepen relationships.

Our growth has been exponential–doubling month over month since we launched. Our team is fully remote, although we operate on US Eastern Time. We're looking for people who are passionate about using technology to transform how people interact online.

🔥 The Role
As a backend engineer at Kumospace, you'll be working on greenfield projects using the best technology for the job to deliver the most delightful experiences for our users. In addition, you will play a major part in deciding what we build and how we build it. This role reports directly to the CEO.

💼 The Job

    • Analytics pipeline. We want to better understand how people use Kumospace. What do social dynamics look like in Kumospace? What apps are the most popular? What keeps people coming back? We need a pipeline to collect all this information, store it, and transform it into actionable insights.
    • Scalable backend. As Kumospace gets more popular, we'll need to manage and orchestrate all the different jobs and processes. Problems include load-balancing between WebSocket servers, post-processing image uploads, and zero-downtime deploys.
    • WebRTC server. Existing video chat platform providers were not designed for large groups. We want to build our own WebRTC backend to support having hundreds of simultaneous participants in the same room. This would also greatly reduce our operating costs as well.

⚡ What We're Looking For

    • 5+ years experience in software engineering. We want you to hit the ground running when you join.
    • Strong sense of product ownership and business impact. It's paramount that you care about the user experience and the impact of what you're building. This is a role where we agree on high level goals, and you'll be trusted to figure out the details. There won't be anyone constantly telling you what to do.
    • Eagerness to learn new technologies. Our tech stack currently includes TypeScript, React, WebRTC (Twilio Video and Agora), WebGL (Phaser), NodeJS, Google Firebase, and Google App Engine. We don't care if you're currently an expert of these technologies, but we do care that you'll be able learn quickly. Any experience related to video chat or video games are a plus.
Kumospace’s Mission is to Make Everyone Feel at Home on the Internet
Kumospace is a fundamentally inclusive product, born from a fundamentally inclusive team. We are the annoying friends that always shows up bringing more friends to every party. We built Kumospace so that everyone can always participate, and there is never a need or reason to turn folks away at the door. At Kumospace, we believe that the most diverse and inclusive teams build winning products and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you are smart, hardworking, and excited about the future of human connection, we want you to get involved. Let’s do this!