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Personalized videos from your favorite people

Senior Backend Engineer - Remote

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At Cameo, we make impossible connections possible. Our platform allows fans to get personalized messages from their favorite athletes, actors, influencers and more. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty magical. And now we’re looking for passionate, hardworking humans to help take Cameo to the next level.

🚀 Our #Fameo means everything to us. Join a stellar team of smart, curious and driven individuals, and experience a rocketship from its earliest days.

📈 Best in class. We’ve been named one of LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups to Work For, voted one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes and the #1 Most Innovative Social Media Company by Fast Company.

🌎 Work from almost anywhere. We’re a global company, headquartered in Chicago, IL and Venice, CA. But as long as you’ve got WiFi, let’s chat.

💰Get all good stuff. Competitive salaries, Equity, Health insurance, 401(K), and opportunities to connect with Talent on Cameo (looking @ you, Snoop Dogg).

Come to work every day knowing your efforts will have a material impact, shaping the direction of the next great tech company!

Engineering Culture and Values:

Check out our Key Values profile

What you’ll be doing

Design, build and improve APIs, services, and systems across Cameo’s engineering teams
Help scale our backend architecture and migrate to a service-oriented future
Ensure standards for engineering excellence, scalability, reliability, and reusability
Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
Mentor junior engineers and build new engineering leaders for the organization

What you bring to the table:

5+ years experience building scalable, resilient backend systems
Experience working on, and deploying, large scale systems in Javascript (NodeJS), Typescript, Go, Java or other similar languages
Proficiency in concepts related to data modeling, data storage (SQL, NoSQL), data streaming (Kafka, Kinesis), and caching (Redis)
Enjoy, and have experience building, efficient, typesafe and documented APIs (gRPC, Thrift, GraphQL, Swagger, JSON:API)
Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
You are able to take complex product goals and efficiently deliver working software in logically consumable pieces and on schedule
Possess excellent practical judgement. You should know how to effectively allocate your time when solving hard problems
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 ambiguity
You love javascript, and building + scaling web applications
Bonus points if you have experience or are eager to learn about:

AWS ecosystem- Redshift, SQS, Kinesis, API Gateway, and Lambda
Test- or Behavior-Driven Development (TDD, BDD) practices
Event-driven architecture
Scaling microservices
Information security standards & methodologies
Container (Docker) and container orchestration experience (Mesos, Kubernetes)
Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible)

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.

Chicago • Los AngelesRemote
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United States
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
5+ years
Hiring contact

Julia Arthur

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Cameo at a glance

Personalized videos from your favorite people

Cameo focuses on Video, Celebrity, Platform For Influencers, and Athletes. Their company has offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Cameo has raised $65.71M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2019.

You can view their website at http://cameo.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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