Backend Developer at Whisper
Venice, CA, US
Whisper is an anonymous social network that is revolutionizing the way millions are interacting and expressing themselves online. At Whisper, we believe you can only truly be yourself when no one else is watching, so we've built a cloaking device for your thoughts. The first fully free and open forum where you can speak your mind without fear. Finally. There are no limits to Whisper's potential -- and yours.

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve the existing Erlang, Elixir, Python and Golang codebase
  • Write tests for the existing code as well as new features
  • Increase systems performance by identifying bottlenecks
  • Review and critique code to spot potential issues and code lints
  • Debug and track down issues in production systems

Qualifications

  • A passion for learning new technologies and approaches to problems, and the ability to synthesize new knowledge to tackle problems
  • A non-rockstar personality that is capable of working within a team to get work done efficiently as well as the ability to independently progress with their own projects
  • A vocal programmer who is looking for the best solution, and not just their own

Perks

  • Open vacation policy, we don’t count days
  • Free meals and snacks aplenty
  • Competitive salary, equity packages and relocation support
  • Whisper pays 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and dependents 
  • Work on a product that receives more traffic in a day than most major US websites do in a year
  • Office in Venice, CA that is a hop, skip, and jump away from Abbot Kinney, Santa Monica, and the other cool LA landmarks