Senior Backend Engineer

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Launch Potato

Launch Potato is a digital media company with a portfolio of brands and technologies. As The Discovery and Conversion Company, Launch Potato’s mission is to be the most innovative, tech-enabled media company connecting consumers to the world’s leading brands.

The company is headquartered in vibrant downtown Delray Beach, Florida, with a unique international team across more than a dozen countries. Launch Potato’s success comes from a diverse, energetic culture and high-performing, entrepreneurial team.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK AT LP AS A BACKEND ENGINEER?

We share your love for technology and use it to make a difference in the lives of our consumers. (On the backend, we use Python & Django)
You will experience an “Owner” Culture where your ownership over a product or business vertical is free from micromanagement. You make your schedule and pick what you want to focus on.
Work-life balance, we have challenges but it won’t cost your mental health. You get every 3rd Friday off to take care of you!
You can contribute to the product and LP more than just developing tasks, the team is very open to suggestions or improvements
Leadership is integrated into the business and rolls its sleeves up right alongside you. They understand what it takes to solve complex business problems.
We are an extremely fun and tight-knit team (our company retreats are fabulous), so we are very selective about who we hire to ensure we remain the best place to work.

OUR CURRENT TECH STACK IS

BackendPython/Django
Linux/Ubuntu, Nginx, Docker, AWS
Postgresql, Memcached, Redis
S3, Athena, Kinesis
Frontend languages and LibrariesHTML5
Vanilla JS, Vue.js, React, Node.js, GraphQL
Tailwind, Miligram, Scss, Flexbox
Webpack, Jest, Puppeteer
Monitoring/CommunicationCircleCI, New Relic, Sentry
Asana
Slack (our GIF game is strong)

YOUR ROLE

We need someone like you to help create software solutions that help millions of users make informed decisions. At Launch Potato you will be an integral member of the LP Tech Team where you will have the opportunity to lead our technical path and be empowered to drive our products.

Our team has built groundbreaking technology that allows us to understand millions of users on a daily basis by collecting demographic, behavioral, and other self-declared data sets. On any given day you might be working on our proprietary platform creating solutions that reach across our portfolio of brands driving customer acquisition and user engagement on a massive scale OR you might be improving our machine learning algorithms which in return influences user behavior and business success. Whatever it may be, you will be making an impact!

SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Conceptualizing and refining solutions to well-understood user problems
Providing thoughtful mentoring and guidance to other engineers
Exploring and evangelizing modern standards
Testing and implementing cutting-edge technologies were needed
Improving engineering efficiency via strategic investments, libraries, processes, etc.
Integrating multiple data sources and databases into one system
Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
Coding, reviewing, deploying, reflecting, updating -> rinse and repeat

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Expert in Python Web Development and Frameworks, we use DjangoUnderstanding of the threading limitations of Python, and multi-process architecture
Data modeling around complicated relationships
Must be able to write maintainable/scalable/efficient codeUnderstanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
Fluent in back-end development and distributed systems
Strong unit test and debugging skills
Good unit test and integration testing principles
Strong understanding of:REST APIs principles, protocols & verbs.
Design patterns
Relational databases i.e PostgreSQL / MySQL and exposure of any of the NoSql Databases i.e MongoDB / DynamoDB
Messaging queues like RabbitMQ / ActiveMQ
Caching tools Redis / Memcache
Linux operating system administration
Git version control
CI/CD services like CircleCI
Docker
Experience with:ORM (Object Relational Mapper) libraries
AWS platform and services
Server-side templating languages such as Django, Jinja 2, Mako, etc.
From Day One, we’ve been committed to having a diverse, inclusive team and culture. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Want to make your impact in a profitable, high-growth company? Apply now!

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