Senior Backend Engineer - JavaScript

San Francisco • $130k - $180k • 0.25% - 0.75%


Role Location

  • San Francisco


  • $130k - $180k
  • 0.25% - 0.75%


11 - 25 people


701 Sutter St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA, 94109, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • AWS
  • AWS Lambda
  • DynamoDB
  • React Native
  • iOS Development
  • Swift
  • Android
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript

Role Description

We are seeking a Senior Backend Engineer to build and support the infrastructure for our innovative mobile podcast app and associated Alexa skill. You will help us design and build voice-controlled experiences, using new technologies, in a collaborative small-team environment.

We are looking for a product-focused JavaScript or TypeScript engineer who is excited by the idea of working on the frontier of an emerging software paradigm: voice-controlled interactive audio.

Our software stack includes:

-- AWS Lambda (Node.js)

-- AWS DynamoDB

-- AWS API Gateway

-- Alexa Skills Kit

Most of this is pretty easy to learn. If you are a talented backend engineer who is interested in working at a fast-growing early-stage media and entertainment startup, please apply!

Stuff you might have done before:

-- Engineering role at a consumer software company

-- Engineering role at a media or entertainment company

-- Engineering management experience

-- AWS experience

-- Experience with microservices

-- Alexa / Google Assistant / voice-interface experience

About Volley

Volley makes voice-controlled entertainment for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our top game, Song Quiz, a name-that-tune style trivia game, is the #1 game on the Alexa app store. Volley has created seven of the 20 top-rated games on Alexa and has over 1 million monthly active users.

Volley just closed its Series A funding round and is a graduate of Y Combinator. We believe that voice-controlled entertainment will expand from smart speakers to the phone, TV, and car, and aim to be the leading entertainment company on these new platforms.

Company Culture

We are looking for smart, eager people with an enthusiastic attitude. We care more about having a learning mindset than a specific skillset, and more about shipping quickly than architectural perfection. We work hard but don't take ourselves too seriously.

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