Senior Backend Software Engineer at Zwift
Long Beach, CA, US

Who we are:

We are the fitness company born from gaming. And we’re on a mission to make more people, more active, more often. We make an at-home training game that connects cyclists and runners with each other around the world. Launched from the sunny beaches of Long Beach, CA., the Zwift community is active in 195 countries and growing. We’re endlessly positive, relentlessly inventive, and always looking to improve. Sound interesting?


Who we're looking for:

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will be working with our game server team to help build out new features and improve upon existing ones for Zwift.  You will collaborate in cross-functional teams including teammates from our engineering, product, design, operations, and support disciplines. We are looking for someone comfortable in this highly collaborative environment, working with ambiguity, and being an agent of change to help build a world-class experience for our customers.  As a Senior Engineer on the team, you will be expected to help mentor the other engineers on your team and help the team make sound technical decisions. You will be measured not only by what you can do but how you make everyone else around you more productive.

What we're looking for:

    BS in Computer Science or Relevant Technical Area. Alternatively, have 7+ years of experience as a Backend Engineer
    Advanced knowledge in Computer Science, Data Structures, Algorithms, and overall Software Design
    Effective technical mentor to other engineers and enjoy doing it
    Experience with GIT and/or SVN
    Experience with Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration
    Experience with REST API Design (JAX-RS is a plus)
    Experience programming with Java (JBoss/Wildfly or Spring Boot is a plus)
    Experience with Unix/Linux shell scripting and tools like awk, sed, curl
    Experience with Relational Database Systems (PostgreSQL)
    Experience with test tools like JUnit, Arquillian, JMeter, Postman, etc.
    Experience with Distributed Cache implementations with Memcached or Redis
    Experience with AWS EC2, S3, ELB, Aurora, RDS, OpsWorks, Elasticache
    Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
    Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to help your team win
    Self-motivation to deliver results and seek continuous improvement

Bonus Points:

    Enthusiasm for cycling and/or Zwift
    Experience working on backend systems for games
    Experience working with geographically distributed teams

Top 5 Reasons We Think You'll Love It Here:

    Great Employee Fitness Program
    Amazing office location on the 18th floor with a killer view
    Full benefits package
    Awesome team of diverse individuals that love what they do
    Did we mention that we ride bikes at work?