Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
Austin, TX
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

Do youwant to help build the next generation savings destination platform? TheRetailMeNotmobile API isresponsible for serving the20 million requests it can receive on a given day. As the Staff Software Engineer to the API team, you’ll help craft the vision and lead execution for how to build out a high-performance, highly resilient API that is still flexible enough to support our continually expanding suite of product offerings.

Who You Are

    • You take pride in mentoring junior and other senior engineers and consider the progress of your team members a key indicator of your performance.
    • You have experience building, scaling, and maintaining a highly available API hosted in a public cloud.
    • You understand the nuances and challenges that come with building an API that supports native apps.
    • You believe people produce their best work when they maintain work-life balance, but also know there are times when delivery is paramount and embrace the accountability that comes with that.
    • You’re skilled in building consensus with a team to get everyone committed to delivering a larger vision than they could execute on their own.
    • You’re committed to learning and believe that every day you do not progress as a technologist is a day that you’re falling behind.
    • You give your teammates first dibs on the “exciting” work and make a point of being the first to volunteer for the unglamorous stuff that keeps the system running smoothly.

What You'll Do

    • You’ll mentor and guide with your experience a talented group of early and mid-career engineers.
    • You’ll foster and enhance a culture built around standard methodologies for testing, automation, and monitoring.
    • You will develop a deep understanding of the business and use that knowledge to collaboratively build a roadmap for the next major iteration of the API to support where the business is heading.
    • You’ll bring expertise in distributed systems to improve reliability, scalability, and performance of an API serving millions of customers.
    • You’ll be a core contributor to open source projects developed by RetailMeNot to power the APIs that our native apps utilize.

Who We Are

    • We believe our technologists should make technology decisions and give our engineers a great deal of freedom to define a technical roadmap that solves the problem optimally
    • We believe that the role of engineering leadership is to create and maintain an organization that empowers engineers to build efficiently
    • We devote a ton of effort and resources to hiring and retaining our best engineers because we believe that extraordinary engineers are only happy working with other extraordinary engineers
    • We are truly a polyglot company that utilizes dynamic and static languages, some functional, and others object oriented in nature, to power key parts of our infrastructure
    • We use the newest service offerings of public cloud providers, as well as important open source technologies such as Docker
    • We believe in helping you achieve your career goals
    • We provide competitive base and bonus packages, a Long Term Incentive Plan, and great health and wellness benefits including a best-in-class parental leave policy
    • We have a great open vacation policy
    • We'll provide you with food, food, and more food
    • We award you with prizes, bonuses, and recognition for doing what you love
    • We also provide cell phone and fitness reimbursements
    • We'll take care of your downtown parking or provide transportation reimbursement if you'd rather walk, bike, or use public transportation.
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