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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
About Us:
Live experiences help people cross today’s digital divide and focus on what truly connects us – the here, the now, this once-in-a-lifetime moment that’s bringing us together. To fulfill Gametime’s mission of uniting the world through shared experiences, we make it easy for people to discover and access the live experiences that matter most.
With platforms on iOS, Android, mobile web and desktop supporting more than 60,000 events across the US and Canada, we are reimagining the event ticket industry in order to move at the speed of life.
The Role:
As a staff Backend Engineer on the Event and Checkout team, you will lead critical company initiatives around payments, checkout processes, fraud, sales tax, etc. You’ll collaborate with Product, Design, Data and Client engineers to ensure product roadmap items are delivered on time. You’ll become a subject matter expert in some of the areas the team owns, but will also learn about other systems at Gametime and how the whole ecosystem works, with the ability to contribute to other critical projects, as the need arises.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Build, test, monitor, and maintain our microservices and infrastructure
  • Develop and maintain reliable APIs (both external and internal facing) that support upwards of 1 million RPM
  • Write high quality code with accompanying tests
  • Support team success via conducting code reviews and leading design discussions
  • Lead the design and execution of impactful projects end-to-end from ideation to production launch
  • Influence Gametime’s technology and team by giving tech talks, mentoring and promoting engineering best practices

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • 8+ years of full-time software engineering experience
  • Significant experience as a Backend Developer or similar role, with demonstrated experience leading projects and teams
  • Proficiency and production experience in at least one backend server language (e.g. Go, Java, Scala, Python, C++, C#, Ruby, Rust) with a very strong preference for Go
  • 5+ years of experience working with a major cloud platform (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
  • Production experience working with database storage systems, SQL (Postgres, MySQL, etc.) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB, DynamoDB, Bigtable, Cassandra)
  • Experience building high throughput, fault-tolerant, distributed systems
  • Experience working with a fully remote team
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proficient understanding of distributed code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a creative approach
  • Ability to clarify ambiguity and work in dynamic fast-paced startup environment

A Bonus If You Have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with handling financial transactions for an e-commerce company (i.e. payment processing, fraud detection/prevention, accounts payable to suppliers, sales tax, etc.)
  • Experience with ticketing systems
  • Experience with designing event based systems

What We Can Offer:

  • Flexible PTO
  • Equity
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401K, HSA, pre-tax savings programs
  • New equipment setup provided
  • Diverse Family-forming benefits through Carrot Fertility
  • Wellness programs
  • Tenure recognition
Gametime is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, veteran status, sex, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.