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First Smart Home Security Device for Everyone

Senior Platform Engineer

$125k – $165k AngelList Est.
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A Little bit About Us:
Hi, we’re Canary, a New York City-based startup that believes the best technology makes you
smarter, puts you in control, and gives you access to the information you need. That’s why
we’re dedicated to developing easy-to-use technology that protects, empowers, and has a
meaningful impact on people, families, and their communities. Our products are award-winning,
all-in-one home security devices that make it easy to see and understand what’s happening in
your home from anywhere. We are building smarter technology, with superior design and real
security as core goals for our team.
To make our system work, we use a large scale, massively concurrent, high reliability cloud
based system. Our cloud system has multiple advanced segments – video streaming, analytics,
big-data store, IoT communication pipelines, and more.

What You'll Be Up To:
As a Lead Software Engineer on the Platform team you’ll be at the heart of the platform team
activities – growing, enhancing, and adding functionality to the cloud platform. Improving
stability and scalability of the system, while introducing new technologies and methods to the

What You'll Need To Have:
● Good attitude
● BS/MS in Computer Science
● At least 4 years of work experience within a backend-focused software engineering team
● Experience building distributed, highly scalable backend systems and understanding of
data streaming architectures, stream processing, and analysis of streaming data.
● Experience with Python and Go stack.
● Experience working with the AWS stack and understanding of how the different services
fit together, and when (not to) use each one.
● Exposure to a diverse set of data stores such as Cassandra, Redis, MySQL,
DynamoDB, and others
● Experience designing RESTful APIs

Bonus Points:
● Hands on experience with Mesos DC/OS and Kafka
● Interest in connected devices and home automation
● Exposure to machine learning systems deployed at scale
● Prior startup experience

What can we give you?
● Comprehensive health insurance
● Flexible work hours
● Unlimited vacation
● Commuter benefits
● A beautiful downtown office space with awesome views of the Freedom Tower,,Woolworth Building, and more

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status


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