Back End/Server Engineer at SendBird
San Mateo, CA, US

The engineering team at SendBird is solving some of the biggest challenges related to building reliable, feature-rich, and scalable real-time conversational experiences across different platforms globally.

The challenges range from building a platform that can scale to some of the largest user-bases across distributed environments with optimal latency; creating a feature-rich yet lightweight and high-performance client-side SDK; and building products and services that can help customers incorporate real-time conversational technologies more rapidly.

You will be participating in building the best real-time conversational products and solutions possible. You are expected to learn and expand on your engineering knowledge and experiences to build a world-class product that solves the difficult problems of our customers and make it as easy as possible for them to harness the power of real-time chat.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Build a global large scale distributed and scalable real-time messaging service

Design simple, intuitive API to solve complex architectural problems

Write customer-centric documentation on API and messaging services

Architect and build efficient servers on our globally distributed infrastructure

Deploy and operate server clusters within a cloud environment

Have fun!

WHO YOU ARE

Proficiency with Python or Java

2+ years of experience developing and solving complex engineering problems

Understanding of multi-threading and high performance distributed architecture

Able to work independently and drive results

Ability to find the root cause of problems with a minimal set of information and data points

Ability to find the optimal solution given resource constraints; understands under-engineering and over-engineering concepts

Shipping, and maintaining real-time systems is ideal but not a must

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Experience handling massive concurrent connections and processing large-scale traffic

Understanding of Unix/Linux systems

Proficient with Python, Java, and Event-Driven Frameworks

Understanding of TCP/IP and network programming

Understanding of RDBMS, NoSQL and distributed databases

BONUS POINTS

Experience working on real-time chat/messaging system

Awards from programming competitions (e.g., ACM ICPC, IOI, etc.)

Understanding of server virtualization, global infrastructures, load balancing, and handling massive data traffic

Interest in working for a fast growing global startup

PERKS

Pick your new laptop!

4 weeks PTO!

100% Paid Benefits

12 US Paid Holidays

Fun work environment!

Flexible work schedule

Opportunity to work for one of the hottest startups on the planet!

ABOUT SENDBIRD

SendBird is the world's leading chat & messaging platform as a service. Our mission is to digitize human interactions for businesses. Our platform delivers billions of messages per month to help people connect through the products and apps they love.

We’re a Y Combinator alumnus (W16) and have raised over $120M from leading investors including ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, and FundersClub. We are headquartered in San Mateo, CA (50+ employees) with an Asia-Pacific office in Seoul (100+ employees).