Pocket looking for Senior Software Engineer – Backend
We’re looking for a passionate, driven and experienced backend engineer to help us deliver world-class applications across the Pocket product line.
At Pocket we love what we do, but more importantly we are building something that millions of people love, too. Pocket has become essential to how people discover and consume content worthy of their time and attention on any device and on their own time. If you are passionate about using technology to improve people’s lives, we believe Pocket has challenges ahead that will excite you.
With millions of people discovering and consuming content across the Pocket platform, our community generates one of the most unique and interesting sets of data on the web. We are looking to expand our team to help achieve our mission of advancing access to and discovery of high-quality, personalized content across the web. If you are interested in building out the infrastructure and scaling our systems that allow people to focus and become more knowledgeable about the things that interest them, then Pocket might be the place for you!
We’re a small team that has the resources of a large company (Pocket was acquired by Mozilla in 2017) and that means lots of opportunity to own projects from start to finish that have tremendous impact on hundreds of millions of users, across many different devices and platforms. Your role will fundamentally affect the success of Pocket.
Come work with us and make a huge impact.
What you’ll do:
- Own significant pieces of our architecture that millions of users interact with and hundreds of developers build applications upon.
- Take on challenges relating to scaling our platform, improving our API, enhancing user-facing features (sync, search, recommendations, etc.) and measuring and optimizing everything we do.
- Collaborate with engineers, data scientists, designers, product managers and support teams to implement our product strategy.
- Contribute daily to decisions affecting the future of Pocket and its platform.
What you already have:
- You enjoy working the full stack front to back, inside and out. Experience working with many languages and frameworks a plus. MySQL and PHP experience preferred.
- A B.S. in Computer Science would be lovely, but real-world experience is preferred.
- You have at least 3 years professional experience. Experience scaling a platform to handle millions of users a plus. Consumer-facing product experience a plus.
- You uphold standards for quality and performance by performing code reviews, fixing bugs, and creating tests.
- You possess strong communication skills and an ability to approach problems in a structured way and distill complex issues into actionable insights.
- While not required, any direct experience with Amazon Web Services, familiarity with web standards and popular frameworks (e.g., Symfony, Laravel, Rails) are all considered a plus.
Learn more on our blog. To learn more about the Mozilla acquisition of Pocket, please visit our blog.
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