Backend Engineer

Santa Monica, California, United States Full-time

We are looking for a Node.js Engineer responsible for development of platform APIs as well as internal tools.   If you are passionate about Javascript and would love the opportunity to work alongside experienced engineers in a fast paced and exciting environment, we'd love to hear from you.

About us:

Mammoth Media is focused on creating mobile alternatives for TV audiences.  As teens and millennials engage Media in new ways we are there to meet them with compelling experiences centered around native mobile apps.  Founded and incubated by Science Inc. Mammoth has reached over 12 million teens for over 65 million hours of usage and 1 billion sessions in our first two years of existence.  

  • We rapidly develop new products and services 
  • Aggressively pursue the latest product trends and compelling experiences
  • Build products that immediately require major scale and are in front of millions of eyeballs
  • Have a top 10 social networking app in the apple app store

Responsibilities

  • Write backend code according to business needs and priorities
  • Write tests, review code, deploy projects, and help troubleshoot production issues
  • Follow established processes and actively contribute to improve them
  • Work alongside the CTO, App Developers, & Product Owners to deliver value and improve processes
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest relevant technology tools and trends
  • Proactively work around road blocks and communicate status and issues

Qualifications

  • Energized by a fast changing environment
  • Passion for the startup world
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excited and open to learning new technologies & design patterns
  • Hunger to grow as a developer & business contributor
  • Desire for component ownership from whiteboard to production support
  • Fan of agile principles & processes
  • Humble & positive attitude 
  • Contributor towards continuous improvement
  • Commitment to continuous integration & testable code
  • Proactive & driven to anticipate & work around road blocks
  • Strong communication skills

Experience & Skills

  • Very confident in at least 1 modern backend language
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with at-scale systems
  • Understanding of asynchronous development (advantages & challenges)
  • Experienced in RESTful API design
  • Data modeling & SQL skills
  • Understanding of event driven decoupled components
  • Have contributed to several successful projects with increasing responsibilities

Nice-to-have tech

  • AWS Experience
  • Docker
  • JIRA & Bamboo

Perks

  • 2 blocks from the beach in beautiful Santa Monica
  • Free snacks & Catered lunches on Fridays
  • Collaborate with many experienced startup founders and dreamers
  • Pet friendly office
  • Flexible schedule, just get your work done