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Principal Back End Engineer

Speak With A Geek    posted over 3 years ago

FullTime | Staffing Agency | $140,000 | San Francisco, CA



Distributed Systems

  • Apply software engineering expertise and mastery of distributed systems to ship a robust, scalable, and available platform to reliably connect musicians and their fans 24/7.
  • Deliver systems on top of both relational stores, as as well CAP-friendly storage, embrace, and apply asynchronicity as needed.
  • Own the entire lifecycle of service implementation and deployment by using configuration management tools (Chef), log aggregation (ELK), and monitoring.

Service Decomposition and Robustness

  • Add more 9’s to our availability, build traceable, supportable microservices that we can deploy rapidly and predictably.
  • Break down our legacy applications and databases into microservices as need and opportunity arises,define SLA’s for your services, and ensure that you meet or exceed them.

Cross Functional Team Player

  • Work with leadership, users, big data, and operations to deliver killer features to delight our artists and their fans.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to define, design, review, and deliver on a daily basis.
  • Understand the business and bring your own ideas on how we can build an amazing platform for musicians and fans!


  • Quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Expert coding skill in multiple programming languages (at least one JVM language)
  • Expert knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with object oriented and functional programming
  • Expert with distributed, fault-tolerant systems
  • Adept at debugging multi-threaded apps and distributed systems
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, NoSQL, ORM, and other persistence mechanisms
  • 10+ years of experience in as a software engineer
  • Demonstrable experience building world-class, consumer web applications
  • Disciplined, pragmatic approach to unit testing and quality assurance
  • Strong understanding of web technologies (HTTP, REST)
  • Unix/Linux expertise
  • Sound judgment for balancing between idealism and pragmatism

It'd be great to have

  • Programming skills in Scala, Python, Clojure, Golang, or JavaScript/Node.js
  • Experience with development and maintenance of public APIs
  • Contributor to open source projects
  • Prior experience in small startup environment
  • Interest in music and music technology
  • Active involvement as a user of BandPage
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