Senior Backend Engineer
Shutterstock
Montreal
3d ago

The Opportunity :

Shutterstock is looking for top technologists to join our software engineering teams based out of US and Canada to help build and drive the future of our platform.

We are growing and have openings at various levels for backend software engineers across our Marketplace & Music teams. These teams specialize in building the backend systems that power Shutterstock’s various properties.

You will be working with highly motivated and extremely talented engineers on the Music Search and Content Pipeline services with quality, performance, and scale in mind at every step of the way.

Our core belief is that the customers & contributors are our top priority so we work hard to deliver value back to them with everything we do.

We believe strongly in team ownership of systems, from defining the vision of our services to prioritizing our projects.

Responsibilities :

Contributing to all aspects of the services under the team’s ownership, which includes design, implementation, refactoring, automated testing, deployment, and uptime of the services.

Helping other team members grow as engineers through code review, pairing, and mentoring.

Improving internal team processes by keeping what's working, throwing away what's not.

Collaborating on the vision of the services under the team's ownership.

Building the technology the right way : for us, this means simple, well-tested systems that gradually grow over time, and that provide plenty of insight into production performance.

Engineers are expected to support systems they develop in production which involves on-call. The actual periods and frequency vary by team.

Requirements :

Relevant backend software development experience, openings exist at all levels.

Passion for working on massively scalable, highly available services with a performance mindset in everything you do.

Data driven and enjoy tackling challenging problems through innovation and experimentation.

Experience with AWS services such as EC2, S3, Dynamo, Cloudfront, Neptune etc.

Familiarity with at least one RDBMS and one NoSQL database.

Ability to craft simple and elegant solutions to complex problems.

Solid software development fundamentals (Data Structures, algorithms, problem-solving, OO Design, and system architecture).

Able to clearly communicate to technical and non-technical audiences.

Strong understanding of continuous delivery, writing unit tests, and automated testing.

We primarily work with Java & Python so experience or strong interest in these technologies is a requirement.

BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related experience

Bonus Skills :

Shutterstock heavily uses Node.js, Javascript and Typescript so experience with these technologies is a definite bonus.

Experience building event-driven or message-driven architecture using tools like RabbitMQ and Kafka.

Experience with Solr / ElasticSearch.

AI experience.

Experience with Docker or Kubernetes.

Experience working in an agile environment.

Shutterstock Principles

We are one team collectively focused on creating an unrivaled experience for our Customers and Contributors. Our principles represent the mindset of the employee who will thrive at Shutterstock.

If you are passionate about what you do, and want to become part of a cutting-edge technology company building industry leading products, please apply.

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