Backend Systems Engineer
at Quietly in Vancouver
Does the challenge of working on complex, large scale systems excite you? Are you a super driven developer who wants to be a part of something big? If so, we want to meet you!
As a backend systems engineer with Quietly you will help us build, scale and maintain the infrastructure delivering the product to our users. We are motivated self-starters, and want to work with you if you exhibit unusual drive, deliver results, and share our passion for building great product.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Develop new features and refactor existing code for a scalable, reliable, and maintainable RESTful API consumed by an AngularJS application
Implement extensive test coverage to validate expectations and help ensure system reliability
Manage devops for our AWS hosted services
Implement new solutions to address business needs such as near real-time analytics for click track events
Troubleshoot technical issues, communicating and documenting procedures, and recommending architectural changes where necessary
Ensure there are adequate monitoring systems in place and respond to alerts in a timely fashion
2+ years developing RESTful APIs with a modern object-oriented language such as Python or Ruby and web frameworks like Django, Flask or Rails (we’re a Django shop but, we’re sure you could get up to speed quickly if you come from a similar framework)
Familiarity with the following frontend libraries: AngularJS, SASS, Grunt, jQuery
Understanding of the importance of tests and actively practice TDD
Source code version control with Git and Github
Linux system administration experience or the strong desire to learn
Administration of Apache and Nginx
Understanding of MySQL and its idiosyncrasies
Develop with agility – agile or scrum experience a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Self-driven, highly analytical and detail-oriented
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Experience working with content delivery networks like MaxCDN or CloudFlare
Nice to Haves
Experience managing AWS resources (EC2, RDS, Route 53 DNS, Elasticache)
Experience with AngularJS
Contributions to open source projects
Who are we?
Located in Vancouver, Quietly is a premium content provider, delivering data-driven strategy and editorial for brands and publishers. By looking into analytics, keyword trends, the competitive landscape and more, Quietly helps shape content marketing opportunities through a thoughtful, strategic approach.
Candidate needs to be in or willing to relocate to Vancouver. This job is to be done in our Vancouver office, which is based in Gastown.
Superstars welcome, superstar attitudes need not apply. If this job description sounds like you, email your resume and cover letter to iwannawork[at]quiet.ly with “Backend Systems Engineer” in the subject line.
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