Senior Backend Engineer

| Chicago

Senior Backend Engineer

Cameo, one of TIME Magazine's 50 Most Genius Companies of 2018 and one of Chicago’s fastest growing and most exciting tech startups, is looking for passionate and hardworking individuals to help propel Cameo to the next level.

You’ll be joining a quickly growing team of smart, curious and driven colleagues, and be able to experience a rocket ship from its earliest days. We want you to be excited about coming to work every day, knowing that the work you dedicate yourself to will have a material impact and will help shape the direction of the next great tech company. We have an amazing culture, and hope you’ll be a part of it!

We’re well-funded, we have an awesome team, a fun product & a great product-market fit. We have all the benefits you’d expect from a rocketship startup. We also have some of the benefits you may not expect: health insurance, 401(k), access to resources of a top tech incubator, and opportunities to hang out with the Talent on Cameo.
What you will do:

  • Design, build and improve APIs, services, and systems across Cameo’s engineering teams
  • Help scale our backend architecture and migrate to a service-oriented future
  • Ensure standards for engineering excellence, scalability, reliability, and reusability
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Mentor junior engineers and build new engineering leaders for the organization

A few things about yourself:

  • You take pride in your work
  • You have a strong product sense
  • You enjoy working with fun people
  • You are a doer who is comfortable with ambiguity
  • You love javascript, and building + scaling web applications


Things we hope you’ll bring to the table:

  • 5+ years experience building scalable, resilient backend systems
  • Experience working on, and deploying, large scale systems in Javascript (NodeJS), Typescript, Go, Java or other similar languages
  • Proficiency in concepts related to data modeling, data storage (SQL, NoSQL), data streaming (Kafka, Kinesis), and caching (Redis)
  • Enjoy, and have experience building, efficient, typesafe and documented APIs (gRPC, Thrift, GraphQL, Swagger, JSON:API)
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • You are able to take complex product goals and efficiently deliver working software in logically consumable pieces and on schedule
  • Possess excellent practical judgement. You should know how to effectively allocate your time when solving hard problems

Bonus points if you have experience or are eager to learn about:

  • AWS ecosystem- Redshift, SQS, Kinesis, API Gateway, and Lambda
  • Test- or Behavior-Driven Development (TDD, BDD) practices
  • Event-driven architecture
  • Scaling microservices
  • Information security standards & methodologies
  • Container (Docker) and container orchestration experience (Mesos, Kubernetes)
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible)

Cameo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for every person who walks through our doors. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Cameo celebrates and embraces diversity.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

A unique Chicago experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Steps from trendy bars and restaurants and the center of a brand new Chicago tech hub.

What are Cameo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Cameo also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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