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Funding500K-1M USD
IndustryGames, Mobile, Software, Consumer, Entertainment
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Platform Engineer

at Kwarter in San Francisco, CA   —   Mar 29, 2014   |  
Kwarter builds fun, social, and rewarding mobile experiences to engage viewers and celebrate TV's most powerful moments. Each week the top 10 TV shows in the US are watched by over 100 million people. At Kwarter, we build applications for audiences of this size. The work we do here is seen by the whole world.

The Platform Engineer will own Kwarter's platform infrastructure and backend API's while working as a primary member of Kwarter's engineering group. The goal of the Kwarter engineering group is simple: to design and build high-performance systems to support interactive mobile gaming at the scale of national broadcast television audiences.
Own the platform infrastructure and backend apis to handle the scale of broadcast television and interactive gaming
Work closely with developers to build high performance, highly-available systems
Design and architect systems which will be used by millions of people
Analyze and strengthen existing infrastructure to minimize downtime and response times
Participate in on-call rotation for when something goes wrong
Write maintainable code with extensive unit + functional test coverage
Driven, humble, and autonomous
Able to learn quickly and adapt to a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills
5+ years relevant work experience
A working knowledge of Agile Development practices (SCRUM, TDD)
Understanding of high performance, highly-available, fault tolerant system design
Experience with Python frameworks (Pyramid / Django / Flask / Jinga2 / SQLAlchemy / Mongokit)
Experience working with RDBMS (PostgreSQL) and NoSQL databases (MongoDB/Cassandra)
Experience working with caching solutions (CDN, Varnish, Redis, Memcached)
Experience with messaging layers (RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ)
Experience with queueing (Celery, Gearman)
Experience building RESTful APIs and an understanding of OAuth2
Experience with Hadoop, Pig, Map/Reduce
Experience with XMPP (Ejabberd)
Understanding of HTML5, CSS, and Javascript
Understanding of operations + deployments at scale (Fabric, Chef)
Solid understanding of the full web technology stack (HTTP request/response - cookies, headers, caching, etc)
Experience working with Git + GitHub (ideally you have contributed to open source projects)
Our stack in Ubuntu 12.10 + Python 3.3 + Pyramid 1.4 + MongoDB 2.2 + Postgres 9.2 + Redis 2.6 + Cassandra 1.1.6 + RabbitMQ 2.8.7
BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
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