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Posted 02/24/17

Back-end Engineer (Oakland, CA)

You have experience in back end development (experience working with audio/media management is a bonus). You are passionate about technology, media, learning and data wrangling. You LOVE Amazon Web Services. You are able to get your hands dirty with implementation and scaling. You are excited to power a constantly growing index of podcasts, transcripts, and data about audio. You are comfortable working closely with other engineers on a small team. Your car might have an XKCD bumper sticker right next to “I heard it on NPR.”MORE

Some examples of what you'll be digging into:

  • Continuous processing and transcription of thousands of hours of audio around the clock
  • Integration of updates and improvements to audio processing capabilities
  • Planning and implementation for storing and serving audio data through the API
  • Monitoring the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other services
  • Managing user identity and permissions in the cloud
  • Scaling and managing resource consumption

We offer competitive compensation and equity. Contact Bailey Smith ( using the subject “Pop Up Archive Back-end Dev Resume.” Please include the following:

  • Your resume
  • Your Github handle
  • A cover letter (as the body of your email)
  • The name of your favorite podcast and/or the most interesting thing you’ve heard on the radio lately

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.