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API Engineering - Periscope at Periscope

San Francisco · Full Time
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Job Description

As a software engineer at Periscope, you will build and maintain features for the core Periscope application.


Implement new features and APIs for use by mobile and web clients

Improve the reliability and efficiency of our backend stack

Build, maintain, and refine high-performance, scalable systems

Monitor and reduce compilation times to boost developer productivity

Develop elegant solutions to complex problems

Code using Go


Extensive experience with backend infrastructure, distributed systems, and/or performance analysis

Extensive experience with Go

Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)

Strong algorithms and data structures background

BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


Experience working on backends that handle enormous traffic

Experience with Redis and AWS

Contributions to the open-source community

About Us

Periscope was started by a few friends and the idea of letting people see the world through someone else’s eyes, a visual pulse of what’s happening - right now. Over the last few months, we have expanded the team and are looking for people just as excited about this vision.

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What We're Building

Periscope lets you see the world in real time through someone else's eyes. Where would you explore, if you could teleport somewhere and be in somebody else's shoes?

You'll be able to learn more about Periscope later this year. Please reach out to us if you're interested in joining the team!

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Periscope Team

Kayvon Beykpour
Founded Terriblyclever (acquired by Blackboard Inc, 2009). Ran Blackboard Mobile until 2014.
Joseph Bernstein
Co-founded Terriblyclever (acquired by Blackboard). CTO, Mobile Division @Blackboard
Sara Haider
android engineering lead at @secretly. formerly @vineapp, @Twitter. @UWaterloo alum.
Jonah Grant
Software engineer
Bill Couch
Staff software engineer at Periscope / Twitter. Photographer, cyclist.
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Periscope Investors

Sam Shank
CEO at @HotelTonight. Founded @Dealbase, @TravelPost • Worked at @SideStep, @NexTag
Gaurav Jain
Co-founder & Managing Partner at Afore Capital. Previously @Founder Collective. Early Product Manager for @Android. Co-Founder of @Polar.
Rebecca Kaden
Investor @Maveron Consumer-tech obsessed. Believer that brand makes all the difference. Adventurer.
David Wu
David Wu is a General Partner- @Maveron, Angel Investor, Vice President - @Intuit, COO&CFO, father of 2, bass player, Mississippi Rafter
Scott Belsky
Investor, Venture Partner @Benchmark Capital , Founder/CEO @Behance (now @Adobe Systems ) ; Author; Aspiring for a positive slope.
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