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Senior Full Stack Developer

Backtracks · May 19th 2020

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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.

Opportunity

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.

Your day-to-day...

  • 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.

You have...

  • 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:

  • Product Developer

  • Product Engineer

  • Front-end Designer and Developer

  • Front-end Engineer

  • UI Designer/Developer

  • Full Stack Engineer

  • Full Stack Developer

  • Python Developer

  • Python Engineer

  • JavaScript Engineer

  • JavaScript Developer

  • C++ Developer

  • C Developer

  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)

  • Strong knowledge of:

  • Javascript (ES6+)

  • Python 3.x

  • Know when to use immutable types, observables, reactive patterns, reduce, spread, etc.

  • You also know and subscribe to simple is better (you know when plain JavaScript with no framework is best)

  • CSS, SCSS

  • Compilation, bundling, and packaging via Webpack, Babel, etc.

  • Front-end frameworks (specifically Vue or React)

  • Node.js and npm

  • Confidence or experience working with:

  • Typescript
  • CSS-in-JS
  • Front-end test frameworks (Cypress, Jest)
  • 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

  • Apache AirFlow

  • Audio analysis and processing

  • Some or all of the following:

  • Flask, Sanic, Apache Mod WSGI

  • PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras

  • Spark, Flink

  • Jinja2, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • SQLAlchemy

  • Celery

  • Solr, Elasticsearch, or Lucence

  • AWS, Google Cloud, Azure

  • CI/CD deployment processes

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