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Senior Software Engineer, Platform

Rakuten Viki

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Job Summary


Job Type
Permanent

Seniority
Senior (≥ 6 yrs)

Years of Experience
5-8 years

Tech Stacks
API
UNIX
RabbitMQ
Node.js
JavaScript
Ruby
PostgreSQL
Redis
Linux
Go
Python
AWS

Job Description


The Platform Team at Viki is responsible for building large distributed components that run Viki’s global streaming platform. We develop and maintain services that power Viki's API and business intelligence, as well as make architecture changes to scale them. We handle everything from Viki's media API, users & communication subsystems, monetization & subscriptions, to video encoding & content delivery and many other backend components critical to a video streaming platform. 

As we are preparing our backend for a massive business growth, we are in search of an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team who shares a passion for tackling complexity and build platforms that can scale. This role reports to the Engineering Manager.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ownership of multiple services or areas of work within a platform subsystem
  • Owns the end-to-end delivery of tasks/features from design, development, testing to release
  • Delivers high quality code that is extensible, reliable, and performant
  • Assesses technical complexity and risk, and communicates it effectively
  • Responsible for handling and fixing issues as the primary owner of multiple services
  • Review code changes requests to identify potential improvements and to prevent errors, and approve code reviews
  • Contributes to software development guidelines and best practices as part of their work
  • Communicate, document and provide guidance to junior engineers around the features delivered

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent fields
  • 5-8 years of software engineering experience
  • Proficient in designing and developing large scale distributed systems and microservices 
  • Certain level of familiarity with backend development related technology stacks such as Go/Golang, Node.js, Ruby, Javascript, Python, PostgreSQL (Mysql), RabbitMQ, Redis, AWS and GCP 
  • Extensive knowledge of practical operating system concepts around Linux/ Unix and networking 

Preferred Qualification:
  • Prior experience in developing large scale or high-volume consumer facing products including web applications and/or mobile applications
  • We don't require experience in any particular technology, but you should have the ability to chew through difficult technical problems and gain insights from them

Rakuten is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged

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