Sr Backend Engineer

Remote • $80k - $165k


Role Location

  • Remote


$80k - $165k


26 - 50 people


1575 E Ventnor Ave
Holladay, UT, 84121, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Docker

Role Description

Empower the voices of the world @ Zencastr. If you want to push the world of podcasting into the future, come join a team that loves to live on the edge! We are a fully distributed team of smart people who are passionate about changing the world one voice at a time.

You should join us if you:

  • Have significant experience with Node.js and good knowledge of JS fundamentals

  • Have a good understanding of computer science fundamentals. You might not have gone to school for it, but you know the difference between heap and stack, different time complexities, and which patterns to use, and when

  • You are ambitious. You might want to build your own company one day or have tried to tackle the toughest tech problems just for fun

  • You enjoy writing Javascript or Typescript

  • You have an eye for performance. Whether thinking about the latest client-side bundling techniques, or the proper way to shard a mongo database, you want things to be fast

  • You are a team player

  • You have good communication skills

What sets you apart:

  • You have a passion for high-performance applications

  • You have significant open source contributions

  • You want to work in a fast-growing startup. Which comes with the blood, sweat, and tears of working to disrupt an established industry

  • You have empathy for the end-user. A spec is a conversation starter, as an advocate for the end-user you always are thinking about how to best serve their needs

  • You have an eye for code quality and you strive to uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design

Why you should choose us:

  • You’ll be working with world-class engineers, Ph.D.’s, and designers in a fully distributed team

  • Work in an agile and fast-changing environment

  • Equity commensurate to your contribution in a profitable company

  • Health insurance

  • Unique challenges and the support and talent to solve them

  • 4 weeks PTO

  • Freedom to work where you please

What we’re looking for:

  • 5 + years of Typescript, Node.js development

  • Strong document / key-value store knowledge (Redis, MongoDB)

  • Demonstrable knowledge of building scalable, consumer-based apps

  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of major software components, systems, and features

  • Strong experience with unit, integration, and load testing

  • Experience building APIs

  • Experience with Docker containers, Implementing Docker Containers, Container Clustering

  • Experience with cloud technologies (Google Cloud, Digital Ocean)

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experiencing working in high traffic, low latency applications

  • Good dev-ops experience

  • Digital Signal Processing experience

  • Strong SQL knowledge

  • Experience with container orchestration technology such as Kubernetes a big plus

We are flexible! For the right candidate, we ask: What do you need to do your best work?

About Zencastr

We are building the YouTube for podcasts

Company Culture

We found that we work well with people who love what they do and want to help creators. We are a bunch of music/audio nerds who believe we can change the world and fix some big problems in media. This app was launched from a jungle in Thailand so we could keep cost low and offer this service for free to users because we just wanted to help creators. This passion continues throughout the company today.

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