Plays.tv is looking for an outstanding, highly motivated Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate has strong experience building web applications. You strive to write high quality, tight and efficient code; know what it takes to ship a solid application to millions of users, and how to support those users. In addition, you have excellent communication skills, love solving complex problems, and want to provide a voice in product design and direction. Our engineering culture is centered around small groups and our teams get to launch new features quickly while enjoying a healthy amount of autonomy.
* 5+ years of experience in design and development of web applications
* BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering
* Strong Computer Science fundamentals
* Creative thinker who thrives in a small-team environment
* Proficient in PHP and/or Python
* Experience with data storage and design in SQL/NoSQL systems
* Ability to balance speed of development with code quality in a fast paced development environment
* Experience with caching, asynchronous processing, and other methods of meeting scalability challenges in a user-facing web product
* Experience deploying to AWS infrastructure a plus
* Passion for the gaming industry is a huge plus
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