Software Engineer - Backend


Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Engineering - Backend

Aug 16

Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar ecosystems. Genies provides tools (Genies Avatar Creator OS) that allows users to create their own avatars, avatar wearable fashion lines, avatar worlds, and avatar interactive experiences in web3. The company has 99% celebrity avatar market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their “official avatar and digital goods NFT provider” with thousands of Genie creators including Justin Bieber, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Bringing the power of NFTs and crypto to culture, Genies’ avatar ecosystem NFT marketplace “The Warehouse” built with Dapper Labs, allows talent, IP, and creators to design and sell their avatar ecosystem creations (i.e. avatar fashion lines) to the masses. Genies has raised $200M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Breyer Capital.

Genies is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our rapidly growing team. In this role you'll help to contribute to the current and future growth of our backend services and infrastructure, blockchain technologies, and our smart contracts for our web based NFT marketplace and platform. The ideal candidate thrives in complex and challenging technical environments that involve the latest technologies that will define web3 consumer experiences. You'll work cross functionally with our product team as we scale our products and platform, and introduce solutions that will deliver a world class, one of a kind consumer experience. 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Development of backend services supporting mobile and web applications
  • Development of video rendering and encoding pipeline 
  • Be responsible for the complete lifecycle of product features from planning to implementation to testing to live ops
  • Build and operate high-quality infrastructure and services
  • Day-to-day coding, performance profiling, optimization and general troubleshooting for new features and existing features
  • Work with the engineering team to help plan the company's long-term engineering roadmap and identify areas of improvement
  • Design database schemas
  • Scale our infrastructure
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

What You Should Have:

  • This position requires a 4 year degree with 2+ years of work experience. Must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in NoSQL database design and development
  • Experience in Linux & Windows server administration
  • Experience in developing, designing and working with APIs, distributed databases and caching systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform
  • Knowledge of Cloud security best practices and cost-effective cloud architecture
  • Node.js - development with JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Best practices and hands on experience in handling multi-tier architectures, deployments, and backup systems
  • Robust exploratory/experimental skills
  • Self-starter, analytical, creative, highly motivated with a visionary spirit
  • Strong skills in terms of identifying and articulating goals and risks to management
  • Team player with strong influencing skills

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded 
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees 
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space - there’s even a slide! 
  • Choice of MacBook or windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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