Backend Engineer

San Francisco
Engineering
Full-time

ChitChat is seeking a Senior Backend Engineer who has experience working on large-scale, highly-available server applications and distributed systems. S/he will join our high-performance backend team that is responsible for optimizing and building our highly-scalable server. This is an opportunity to make a significant impact with an early-stage product backed by some of the world’s most prominent investors.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned backend generalist whose seen it all — in addition to being a top-notch coder, you'll have experience ranging from scalable API & server design, DB management, system admin and configuration. 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

    • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals and object oriented design principles.
    • Experience working on large-scale, highly-available server applications and distributed systems
    • Experience with our technology stack — Java (8), Node.js, Bash, Redis, Dropwizard, MySQL, AWS
    • Experience starting projects from scratch and jumping into an existing architecture
    • Ability to debug complex issues
    • Plus for experience w/Docker, Golang

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

    • Developing high-quality code using cutting-edge techniques, tools and utilities
    • Managing all phases of systemic server lifecycle including provisioning, building, deployment, and monitoring across environments
    • Researching, testing and implementing new techniques, frameworks and utilities
    • Helping define and enforce development and design standards and best practices
    • Partnering with cross-functional teams to define new product requirements, features and functionality

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

    • Stock options and competitive salary
    • Fully covered medical, dental and vision plans
    • Work at a fast growing Silicon Valley startup
    • Tech setup of your choice
    • Catered lunch from a different restaurant everyday
    • Beautiful office in San Francisco