Backtracks · May 19th 2020
Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. Backtracks is seeking a qualified Senior Full Stack Developer to join our Product & Engineering Team. Remote work is possible/is currently the only option.
Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the client-side and middle tier solutions of our web applications and platform to deliver delightful experiences to our users.
Design and implement improvements to new and existing portions of our platform, website, and applications
Improve appeal and usability of our different products
Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams
Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly
Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency
Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution
Work across front-end and middle tier of the stack
Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiatives
We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to combine usability with visual design. Ultimately, you should be able to create a functional and attractive digital environment for our company, ensuring great user experience.
History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies
History of designing and building web components, products, and technology
Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles:
Front-end Designer and Developer
Full Stack Engineer
Full Stack Developer
In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
Strong knowledge of:
Know when to use immutable types, observables, reactive patterns, reduce, spread, etc.
Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc.
Front-end frameworks (specifically Vue or React)
Node.js and npm
Confidence or experience working with:
Experience with front-end build/deployment processes (Webpack, Babel)
Strong design skills including understanding of layout aesthetics
Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment
Systematic thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)
The ability to code and build out designs independently from no mock up all the way to working CSS/HTML/JS
A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one
An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
Strong work sense of ownership
Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)
PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, relevant field, and/or relevant work experience
5+ years professional experience
Other qualities and traits...
Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio
Passion for delivering high-quality deliverables (e.g. you ship)
A product-first approach to building software
An enthusiasm for hard problems
Thrives in a fast-paced environment
Bonus points if you have experience with...
Web performance (time-to-interactive, dependencies, wasted renders)
Node-based serverside APIs
Building Python-based REST APIs
Audio analysis and processing
Some or all of the following:
Flask, Sanic, Apache Mod WSGI
PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras
Solr, Elasticsearch, or Lucence
AWS, Google Cloud, Azure