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Drops

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๐ŸŽˆ closed
Based in the EU
 
๐Ÿ’ฐ $70k - $100k

backend

 

senior

 

engineer

Drops

Drops

languagedrops.com

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โœ… 1,518 applied (71%)

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Job title: \nSenior Backend Engineer\n\nType: \nRemote, permanent, full-time position \n\nKey Skills: \nTypescript, Javascript, AWS (Lambda, RDS, S3, Security Measures and Scaling), Deployment & CI/CD Automation, Appstore (iOS & Google Play) experience.\n\nPitch:\nDo you have a soft spot for profitable companies with a meaningful, globally used and loved product? Would you like to work within a compact, super-capable team in a refreshing work environment? Would you like to work on an application that is changing the way we learn and communicate? Drops could be the place for you.\n\nAbout us:\nOur goal at Drops is to ensure effective language learning through a delightful, seamless, gamified experience. We strive to be the #1 app for vocabulary learning. Our app has been live on the App Store for 4 years, covering 43 languages, serving over 30 million users across the globe and has been featured on both the App Store (App of the Day) and Play Store (App of the Year in 2018). Drops has also been featured by TechCrunch, FastCo, Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg, VentureBeat and many, many more. In short, weโ€™re a tiny but very powerful team spread (mostly) across Europe, achieving great things the remote way! In December 2020, Drops was acquired by Kahoot!, the worldโ€™s leading game-based learning platform\n\nCheck us out here: https://languagedrops.com\n\nAbout you:\nYouโ€™ve been working within product companies for a while now and have extensive backend and infrastructure engineering experience. Perhaps you were a key team member that nursed a startup to technical success or you hit the ground running in an already successful growth company. There are bonus points up for grabs for backend/technical lead or principal engineer experience! \n\nYouโ€™re a no-nonsense individual with senior level experience, comfortable in implementing projects across the backend. Be it feature work or infrastructure tech debt, youโ€™ve got a solid understanding of type safe development, comfortable working with databases, writing serverless business logic and operating in an AWS infrastructure. You enjoy the challenge of solving internal technology hurdles while growing a product with millions of MAU. Scaling is one thing, but taking ownership and delivery of security and standards is another important part of the role.\n\nDrops is a deliberately small, but super effective team. Youโ€™re naturally drawn to the fate of the products & driven to grow as an engineer rather than to manage people\n\nThe role:\nYou are excited by variety (itโ€™s the spice of life!) - In this role, youโ€™ll be:\n\nDeveloping backend features for an app deployable to both web and app stores \nBuilding internal infrastructure/tooling within AWS and GCP\nEnhancing platform security\nKeeping our build times down in automation, deploying and testing\nEnsuring our availability is in the 5 9โ€™s category\n\nYouโ€™ll be a core part of the engineering team, working on both our main products (Drops, Droplets, Scripts & Visual Dictionary) and internal development challenges with split work between backend feature development and infrastructure challenges.\n\nYou will:\n\nSupport the product team through feature development and bug fixing \nScaling and enhancing security across infrastructure/ops work\nWork with the CTO on the backend technical roadmap, vision and take responsibility for delivering the improvements\nCommunicate effectively with product managers, QA engineers, frontend developers and the marketing team\nAssist in levelling up our engineers through individual talent development pipelines, demos and learning sessions \nBe part of our on-call rota across the engineering team (1 in 5)\n\nWhatโ€™d be different here:\n\nWeโ€™re a small team. Weโ€™re optimising for impact, not for headcount. Youโ€™ll be carefully considering any tradeoff that would lead to increased complexity\nWe have robust coding standards and every pull request needs review and approval before it lands in master. We use the rebase workflow and we release a few times a week\nWeโ€™re currently using a single programming language - TypeScript. There are however better placed technology for different jobs which weโ€™d love explore\nOur backend is AWS, deployed multi-region to Lambda and using RDS for our DB. We use Buildkite and Bitrise for our CI\nWeโ€™re using react native on the frontend\nWeโ€™re using Cognito and Firebase for authentication\nWe are BIG on AB testing. We focus on releasing high impact projects and minimise noise\nWeโ€™re doing things in a functional way, concentrating state, minimising side effects and making dependencies explicit. Weโ€™re sharing 98%+ of the code between Android, iOS and Web\nOur biggest challenge is (and will remain) managing the complexity of sharing a lot of code between different apps\n\nYou have:\n\nExtensive experience in software/product development within senior roles\nExperience building apps in a functional environment (serverless)\nExperience architecting and developing complex web or mobile apps\nExperience in scaling internal tooling, promoting development best practices and prioritisation (and ensuring delivery) of technical debt\nProject management experience (everyone manages projects at Drops)\nStrong verbal and written communication skills \nExperience working in a product growth environment\n\nDrops values clear, honest communication and transparency. Itโ€™s the linchpin of our culture, success and freedom. Youโ€™ll be involved in both high and low level decision making and available during European working hours (10AM - 6PM CET).\n\nBenefits:\n๐ŸŒ All the perks of remote working\n๐Ÿ‘ฅ An awesomely compact 25 person team\n๐Ÿง  Yearly educational allowance\n๐Ÿ’ช Fitness allowance\n๐Ÿ’ป High-end Apple hardware and ergonomic accessories\n๐Ÿ– 36 days of holiday per year\nโœˆ๏ธ Quarterly team gathering somewhere in the world (Amsterdam, Iceland, Lisbon and Budapest were previous locations)\n\n \n\nBe sure to mention the words **RESPONSE CRUSH KETCHUP** when applying to show you read the job post completely. This is a beta feature to avoid spam applicants. Companies can search these words to find applicants that read this and see they're human.\n\n \n\n#Salary and compensation\n $70,000 — $100,000/year\n \n\n#Location\nBased in the EU


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