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Backend API Software Engineer

Company: FloSports
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

FloSports () is a direct-to-consumer subscription-based sports media company that streams live events across 25 different sports (e.g. Cycling, Track and Field, Wrestling, Racing, Bowling, Marching Band, and more) to millions of athletes & fans around the world.
FloSports is seeking an extraordinary Backend API Engineer who desires to build scalable services and tools powering the future of Live Streaming & Video-On-Demand. We are dedicated to continuously improving the capabilities and performance of our media APIs, content workflows, and metadata systems that serve our customers across our web, mobile, and TV apps. People who are successful on this team are self-motivated, team-minded engineers with passion and grit for both business and technological innovation. Our systems are built upon AWS & Google Cloud Platform with PHP 7, Symfony 4, TypeScript, Node.js, MySQL, Redis, SQS, Cloudsearch, Docker, and Kubernetes. The ability to embrace & adapt with changing technology is an important characteristic.
We are open to remote candidates for this role!
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with other engineers, product, qa, and infrastructure team to rapidly build, iterate, test, and deploy new and existing features, API services, and apps.
  • Deliver maintainable and performant code across different areas of the business while staying on top of service performance monitoring, logging, and alerting.
  • Participate in technical software requirements, systems architectural design and documentation, blameless post-mortems, road-map planning
  • Advocate for and improve on project code quality, automated tests, CI/CD initiatives and the developer experience
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
    • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience (2+ years)
    • Have proficiency designing and iterating on web services with PHP, Symfony, TypeScript, Node.js, MySQL, Doctrine ORM, Redis, CloudSearch on AWS or GCP
    • Expertise in delivering modern backend services at-scale for high-throughput applications utilizing MVC, RESTful APIs, and caching techniques
    • Deliver performant features through an iterative approach: building, measuring, and learning
    • Experience with messaging services and notification services (PubSub, SQS, SNS, etc)
    • Experience working with third-party API integrations
    • A real passion for problem solving with strong analytical capabilities
    • Desire to produce clear, maintainable, and testable code that teammates want to build upon
      WHAT SETS YOU APART:
      • Clear communicator of thoughts and ideas
      • Live to create awesome features that grow our product and the sport
      • Seek out others' opinions to further your growth
      • Passionate about building effective customer experiences
        BONUS POINTS:
        • Front-end experience with modern JavaScript frameworks like Angular 11, React, or Vue
        • Streaming video experience with HLS, container formats MP4 & TS, or codecs H.264
        • Production knowledge of containers, Docker, and Kubernetes
          WHO WE ARE:
          Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports' vision is to finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home.
          HOW WE DO IT:
          We are the CEOs of our own work and are accountable for the tasks and responsibilities assigned to us. We take pride in creating the content that fans love. We row in the same direction and work together on our common vision. We build and strengthen our relationships through teamwork and respect. We embrace challenges, ask questions and are allowed to fail as long as we learn. We are passionate about building tribes and communities worth belonging to. We are innovative, curious, and have an appetite for making things better. Does this sound like you? Apply Today!
          OUR BENEFITS: ---
          • Recognized as one of 2020's Top Workplaces by the Austin-American Statesman
          • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
          • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
          • 401(K) company match
          • Progressive parental leave policies
          • Flexible paid vacation and work environment
          • Hack-a-thons
          • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
          • Bring your dog to work- everyday!
          • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
          • Modern and collaborative office environment

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