Backend Engineer at Brandcast
San Francisco, CA, US
About Brandcast
Brandcast is a cloud-based technology platform built for companies to create better websites, faster and to simplify the management of web content. Brandcast allows digital teams to execute the entire website workflow - prototyping, design, content editing, and site management - from a single collaborative hub and without any dependency on development teams. Based in San Francisco, Brandcast is backed by Marc Benioff, TPG Growth-backed Affinity Group, Shasta Ventures, Buchanan Investments, and Correlation Partners. For more information, visit www.brandcast.com
 
About the Position
In our highly collaborative engineering team, you’ll be assuming a backend role focused on new core features, scaling existing systems, and opening our application to third party APIs. 
 

Technical Requirements

    • Proficiency with Python
    • Django
    • Redis
    • SQL
    • Queuing Systems
    • Understanding of Linux
    • Node
    • Git
    • JavaScript

Cultural Requirements

    • Comfortable with collaboration between engineers and a teamwork mindset.
    • Excellent communication skills 
    • Passion for cutting edge products and unparalleled user experience.
    • Motivated to positively impact the engineering and product teams.

Responsibilities

    • Write well designed, robust, testable code.
    • Address escalated support questions and server alerts as needed.
    • Conduct code reviews as needed, with an eye for scalable production code.
    • Write flexible and modern RESTful APIs for public and internal clients
    • Scale our Django and Postgres backend while augmenting weak points with queues and microservices. 
    • Take the initiative to address pain points that you and/or the team experience by working to improve the software, tools or processes.
    • Design, develop, document, and write automated unit tests.
    • Proactively analyze, diagnose, and resolve software regressions.
    • Develop metrics and monitoring to measure efficiency of code
Our Benefits:
Brandcast offers a competitive benefit package, to support the well-being of our employees, staff, and their families. Benefits at Brandcast currently include:
 
Medical Insurance – Blue Shield PPO or Kaiser HMO, plus vision and dental. Up to 100% of employee premium covered, 75% for dependents.
Vacation – 3 weeks/year
Sick – 8 days/year
Paid Holidays – 11 days plus week-long closure at year-end, Dec 24-31
Commuter Subsidy – $100/mo subsidy for public transit/parking
Health Club Subsidy – $100/mo subsidy for gym membership
401(k)
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance