Backend/API Engineer

Posted: Mar 1, 2019

Solve is creating a true crime/mystery mobile game, launched off the back of the success of an incredibly popular Snapchat channel with 5+ million fans. Players are placed at the center of interactive mysteries that they must use their deductive skills to complete. We are backed by a top-tier fund, Upfront Ventures, with our content team in Los Angeles and product team in London. We are looking for a Backend Engineer to help shape and build the services and infrastructure that powers our upcoming mobile game. You will join the product team in London to craft an entirely serverless architecture on AWS, you will write resilient code as well as the service infrastructure and tools required to run that code in production. WHAT YOU'LL DO * Design, build, maintain, and observe APIs and Services on AWS. * Work with the game development team to help deliver a high performance mobile game, powered by the services you’ll help build. * Write high level acceptance and load tests to ensure services are reliable and scale * Create or extend the tools necessary to build a 100% serverless stack on AWS * Keep up to date documentation of the services and tools you are responsible for WHAT TO BRING * 3+ years of experience building backend services * Experience with large-scale distributed real-time systems (AWS experience preferred but not required). * We’re built mostly on nodejs, but are open to candidates with experience in other languages well-positioned in the serverless world: go, python, etc. * Ideally some experience building serverless applications YOU MIGHT WORK ON * Video ingestion and distribution services * Analytics gathering, processing, and visualizing services * Meta-game or user services * Observability services for the backend team

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