Back-end Engineer at Cameo

Chicago · Full Time
Cameo's mission is to create the most personalized and authentic fan experiences in the world. We're a marketplace where users can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people. Read More
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Job Description

Cameo, one of TIME Magazine's 50 Most Genius Companies of 2018 and one of Chicago’s fastest growing and most exciting tech startups, is looking for passionate and hardworking individuals to help propel Cameo to the next level. You’ll be joining a quickly growing team of smart, curious and driven colleagues, and be able to experience a rocket ship from its earliest days.

We want you to be excited about coming to work every day, knowing that the work you dedicate yourself to will have a material impact and will help shape the direction of the next great tech company. We have an amazing culture, and hope you’ll be a part of it!

We’re well-funded, we have an awesome team, a fun product & a great product-market fit. We have all the benefits you’d expect from a rocketship startup. We also have some of the benefits you may not expect: health insurance, 401(k), access to resources of a top tech incubator, and opportunities to hang out with the Talent on Cameo.

About the role:

You will be helping us improve & scale the platform that connects fans and talent to create the perfect video shoutout. You will also be helping with our website and mobile app as well!

As a backend software engineer, you will be working on backend (node.js) and database (mongoDB) development primarily. Although, if interested you can also impact our frontend React/Redux site, React-Native app). You will collaborate with our sales and data teams to make the talent experience fun and engaging, and help us deliver that perfect Cameo.

The perfect candidate has experience building data APIs for consumption by both internal and external users/customers. This person will have experience building distributed systems in a service oriented architecture. You will play an essential role in building an exciting new set of tools and services to support Cameo and our continued growth.

A few things about yourself:
You take pride in your work
You have a strong product sense
You’re excited by logic and algorithmic challenges
You care about surfacing relevant information to a user and using data to help guide those design choices
You enjoy working with fun people
You are a doer who is comfortable with ambiguity
You love javascript, and building + scaling web applications

Things we hope you’ll bring to the table:
1+ years experience with front-end javascript frameworks
2+ years experience with back-end javascript (node.js, express, etc)
JS Testing (Jest, Enzyme, Appium, etc)
Familiarity with NoSQL databases (Mongo)
Experience designing and developing REST APIs
Strong knowledge of design patterns (MVC, DCI, Service Layers, etc.)
Testing is part of your everyday workflow
Development experience in a cloud environment/stack, AWS preferred
Experience building robust and performant REST APIs in javascript.
The secrets of webpack ;)
Experience scaling a website and/or a mobile app to millions of users
Related industry experience, particularly social media and/or video tech

Cameo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for every person who walks through our doors. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Cameo celebrates and embraces diversity.

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What We're Building

Cameo's is creating the most personalized and authentic fan experiences in the world. We're a marketplace where users can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people. We currently partner with thousands of talent across all verticals.

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Marcus Molchany
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Jake Allen
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