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Reviews & recommendations based on your taste.

Senior Backend Engineer

$100k – $180k • 0.1% – 3.0%
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# About Taste

Taste is a recommendation platform that provides personalized reviews and recommendations based on the user’s unique taste. We do this with a very simple concept: by connecting extremely like-minded people. We are a funded fast-growing startup located in Union Square in the heart of Manhattan.

The first version of our technology now serves 400K users and is already the most used movie and tv recommendation app in the world.

# Job Description

We are looking for a creative, driven, independent person that pays close attention to detail and loves design-thinking and rapid prototyping. This person will work directly with the co-founders and dev & data teams to scale our existing API across categories and to provide recommendations as a service across the web.

Tasks include
— Build and scale our existing API to handle tens of thousands of requests per second
— Expand to additional categories including location-based categories such as restaurants and hotels
— Open our API to provide recommendations as a service to be used in apps and websites across the web
— Lead the design, implementation, and deployment of new features from start to finish
— Make decisions about architecture and framework decisions, and to promote best practices including unit and load testing

We are looking for
— 5+ years of professional experience developing high traffic systems
— Extensive experience engineering Node.js cloud-based platforms
— Experience with API and microservice design patterns
— Experience with MongoDB or similar NoSQL database
— Experience writing tests, CI/CD, debugging

Nice to have
— Prior startup experience
— Data science or machine learning background
— Exposure to large-scale AWS/Google Cloud infrastructures
— Familiar with FE frameworks such as React or Angular
— BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent additional experience

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