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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Genies

Genies

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar experiences. To-date, Genies has been widely adopted by cultural tastemakers and has partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their rosters’ “official avatar.” Genies has recently launched its consumer arm via its AR Developer Kit which allows developers to create interoperable avatar experiences for mobile and hardware AR. Their first avatar experience, Silver Studio, allows users to design and exchange digital fashion. Genies has raised $250M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Bob Iger valuing the company at $1 billion.

Genies is on the lookout for an experienced Backend Engineer to join our inventive team. Seated in our new Bay Area office (San Mateo), you will contribute significantly to the current and future growth of our backend services, and the development of AI foundations for our product suite, including our Developer Kit.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience with objective-oriented languages like Python and Golang, developing, designing and working with APIs, and thrives in complex and challenging technical environments. You’ll be working with the latest technologies that will define avatar experiences and partner with our product and design teams as we scale our products and platform; introducing solutions that will deliver a world class, one of a kind consumer experience.

Join us in shaping the future of avatar technology!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Design and develop scalable, high-performance backend services that power both mobile and web applications, ensuring optimal response times and reliability
  • Encourage creativity and innovation by providing opportunities to experiment with cutting-edge technologies and solutions, driving continuous improvement
  • Build and operate high quality infrastructure and service ecosystem, ensuring high availability, security, and performance
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to help plan the company's long-term engineering roadmap and identify areas of improvement
  • Craft and optimize database schemas that underpin our applications, guaranteeing data integrity and efficient data access
  • Lead efforts to scale our infrastructure horizontally and vertically to accommodate the growing demand for our avatar experiences, ensuring robustness and reliability even under increased load
  • Demonstrate adaptability by taking on additional responsibilities as needed, contributing to the company's success and growth

What You Should Have:

  • Must have completed a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (Master's degree is a plus)
  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Experience in NoSQL database design and development
  • Experience in developing, designing and working with APIs, distributed databases and caching systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform
  • Proficiency in objective-oriented languages such as Python, Golang, Java or C++
  • 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

How Genies will support you

Genies is a well-funded, growing start-up that cares deeply about each of our employees' growth and success. Our roles and their responsibilities are created with a breadth of scope that introduces each employee to exciting new challenges and opportunities that a growing start-up encounters. The actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including: professional background, training, transferable skills, work experience, education, location, business and product needs, and market demand. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Full-time employees may also be eligible for equity compensation, in addition to a robust health, wellness, and benefits package.

Starting Salary Range: $160,000.00 to $190,000.00 USD

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.