Backend Engineer (Ruby & Golang)

Down Dating

4 months ago

07/01/2019 14:17:58

Job type: Full-time

Salary: $40-70k

Category: Software Dev

About Down:

Down app is the #1 hookup / casual dating app. Honest dating: choose Date or Hookup. You can find Down in the Android or Apple store, with 6m+ users

Our mission is to enable more honest, sex-positive, and fun relationships and conversations around the world.

About the gig:

 Down is a 100% remotely-distributed team! 

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer who is excited to share their experience building products and scaling systems. We want you to help us design and build the next generation of high performance APIs and backend services.

This is a great opportunity to join a small and growing engineering team, where you will make a big impact daily on a product is used by hundred of thousands of people each month. 

Here are some projects our team is currently working on: 

Redesigning our matching algorithm

Exploring new integrations of payment systems, including cryptocurrency

Analyzing and improving user lifecycle and funnels

Building community marketplace for dating discussions, advice, and personal connections 

**What would qualify you as a good fit for us??

You have 3+ years of work experience on backend tech (APIs, web services, and distributed systems) 

You have experience coding professional projects in Ruby on Rails 

You show considerable care for code quality, documentation, testing and accuracy of implementation. 

You are comfortable being the lead or solo developer on a project 

You design your code for scalability and performance. 

You can reason and debate about tradeoffs and database choice for a particular storage problem. 

You absolutely love to work with other engineers and jump at the chance to help answer questions or solve a problem for someone else.

Clear communication and ability to own complex projects end-to-end, coordinating with other teams as necessary 

Location of work: anywhere in this world

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