Back-end Engineer at Cameo

Chicago · Full Time
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Job Description

What’s the most impressive thing you’ve ever built? Are you proud of it? Are you ready to feel that feeling every day working at Cameo? Perfect, you’re exactly who we’re looking for.

Cameo creates moments that inspire ( We’re the platform where you can get Vicki Gunvalson from the Real Housewives to wish your friend happy birthday or Dennis Rodman to congratulate your daughter on her high school basketball game.

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: bean bag chairs, a nintendo Wii, snacks. 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.

You will be helping us improve & scale the platform that connects fans and talent to create the perfect video shoutout. In particular, you will help us make sure we can support our growing fan base securely and performantly.

As a back end software engineer, you will be working across multiple technologies, primarily our backend API (node.js + express), database (mongoDB), and infrastructure (Heroku + AWS + Compose). If interested, you could also pitch in on our frontend too (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.

A few things about yourself:
- You take pride in your work
- You have a strong product sense
- You enjoy working with fun people
- You are a doer who is comfortable with uncertainty
- You love javascript, and building + scaling web applications

Things we hope you’ll bring to the table
- 3+ years experience with back-end javascript (node.js, express, etc)
- Familiarity with NoSQL databases (Mongo)
- Familiarity with deployment, monitoring, CI, and cloud infrastructure (Heroku, AWS, Compose)
- JS Testing (Jest, Enzyme, Appium, etc)
- Enjoy building robust and performant REST APIs in javascript.
- Experience scaling a website and/or a mobile app to millions of users

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What We're Building

Platform where anyone can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people.

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