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Senior Backend Engineer at FirstBlood

Boston · Full Time
We are a growing team of innovators—engineers, gamers, and designers passionate for esports and the blockchain. FirstBlood began as a labor of love because we believe in what we want to achieve; a platform where esports players can compete against the best, for real rewards. Read More
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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer to help us build the best gaming platform for esports fans and players.

Who are we looking for:

We appreciate engineers who express themselves deeply and speak clearly. Working on early-stage products excites you and you love collaborating with the product team to find the best solutions for the product. You understand that this is a team sport and that we can only win together. If you are passionate about gaming, esports and working with the latest technologies, you will have a blast working at FirstBlood.

You will be:

- Shipping backend features on a daily level
- Planning and collaborating on features with product manager, designer and engineers
- Writing technical specifications and doing code reviews
- Building a tech environment that will scale and evolve
- Helping fellow engineers grow their technical skills through mentorship

What we expect:

- Team player
- Experience with designing and implementing backends for scalable web applications
- Good knowledge of relational databases
- Experience with designing and working with APIs
- You know your way around Git
- You are motivated, self driven and lead by example
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong analytical thinking and comfortable with decision making
- Curious by nature and want to know how things work from product perspective
- You are comfortable working and jumping in wherever is needed

Bonus points:

- Experience with Node.js
- Experience with scaling web apps
- Experience working with Docker/Kubernetes
- Understand how Web Sockets work
- Managed a team of developers before
- Experience with setting up stacks
- Experience working with project tools such as Github, Jira, Trello
- Worked in a startup environment before
- Passionate about games
- Know a thing or two about blockchain

You get:

- A chance to work with one of the hottest companies in esports and blockchain space
- Work as part of a talented, successful team
- Opportunity to lead and build your team
- A chance to co-own the company by earning equity
- Salary range from $90,000 to $125,000 per year (based on your skill)
Don’t forget to include these in your application:
- Link to Github or StackOverflow account if you have them
- CV and LinkedIn with links to projects
- Tell us what excites you the most about this role in a few sentences

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We are looking forward to hear from you!

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