Seventh Ave

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

An interactive audio platform mobilizing Black communities through shared experiences and transformative conversations. Seventh Ave is the home of Black voices — it’s our space to celebrate Blackness in all its forms. It symbolizes the strength and power we have when we move together — like the number 7, we can only be divided by ourselves.


Why join us?

  • New company in a growing industry, with a strong founding team from previous successful start ups and silicon valley darlings like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Robinhood, Affirm, and Blavity


Engineering at Seventh Ave

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering is fully remote and runs on 2 week sprints. Work is assigned at the beginning of the sprint, at the end of every sprint we have retrospective and also a demo day.

Technical Challenges

We need to be able to scale to have thousands of people able to listen to other users in real time across different channels.

Projects you might work on
  • We're designing the core user flow of our News Feed. This consists of loading a user's news feed, scrolling through the list of conversations that are relevant to them, posting status updates, and having their friends' news feeds get updated in real time. We're Specifically designing the pipeline that generates and serves news feeds and the system that handles what happens when a user posts and news feeds have to be updated.

    We want to scale to 1 million users, each with 500 friends on average.

  • Designing an incredible user experience on IOS, Android and Web from scratch.

  • You will be building Real Time Communication, we'll want to support:

    Loading the most recent messages in a channel when a user clicks on the channel as well as relevant active conversations. Immediately seeing which channels have unread messages for a particular user when that user loads the App. Immediately seeing which channels have unread mentions of a particular user, for that particular user, when that user loads our App, and more specifically, the number of these unread mentions in each relevant channel. Sending and receiving messages instantly, in real time. Being able to join an active conversation and hear the conversation in real time and also interact with the conversation in real time.

    Cross-device synchronization: if a user has both the Iphone app and the Web app open, with an unread channel in both, and if they read this channel on one device, the second device should immediately be updated and no longer display the channel as unread.

    The system should have low latencies and high availability, catering to a single region of roughly 20 million users.

Tech stack
Node.js
React
React Native
MongoDB
PostgreSQL
WebRTC
Web Sockets
Kafka
Zookeeper
AWS
Digital Ocean
Ubuntu
Docker
Kubernetes
Nginx

Working at Seventh Ave

We are a celebratory culture that values individuals. We love engineers who want to be involved in collaborative, achievement driven supportive relationships.

Diversity and Inclusion

We strive to build a great team of people from all walks of life, and as we grow our workforce will mirror our commitment to diversity.

We believe we can change the world by helping people be the best, most heroic versions of themselves, which means we never silence our people, we listen to our people and our people feel empowered to help each other.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Social impact driven

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