Senior backend Engineer (Node.js)

Mariia Sotnikova
Mariia Sotnikova
Recruitment Partner


Anywhere, Worldwide

About The Customer

Founded in 2013, our client is a hugely popular, cutting-edge online streaming television company from California. This free broadcasting service provides millions of viewers with more than 100 exclusive live and original channels that users won’t find on local TV. The content is full of TV shows of all kinds, premium news, on-demand movies, cartoons, viral videos, sports, lifestyle and trending digital series. In a nutshell, there is literally everything you’d like to see on your screen – hand-picked by people who know and love the entertainment industry.

More so, they offer a free app that runs seamlessly on multiple mobile, web and various connected TV streaming devices. Well-known online giants The Verge, Venture Beat, and Vibe declared our customer as ‘awesome’. So, we can say for sure that our client is redefining the future of television.

About the Project

Our client is led by a seasoned team of entrepreneurs, TV and technology executives, and top-of-class team members. $43M+ funding with investors like US Venture Partners, Sky, Chicago Ventures, Universal Music Group, United Talent Agency and Pritzker Group. Top app with millions of users across platforms like web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Vizio, Samsung, and more.

One of the hottest startups in Los Angeles and one of the leading video platforms in the industry - often covered in NY Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, Variety, USA Today, CNN , Mashable and more!

High energy culture. Passionate entrepreneurial team. Massive market. Employing the best of the best in the industry. We're building the future of television.

About The Team

Our team is led by some of the best entrepreneurs and executives in media and technology. Our Executive Chairman was the Chief Content Officer of Spotify. Our co-founder and CEO was the CEO of Threadless and board member of Trunk Club and Smule. Our principal architect built the first Roku for Netflix. You’ll be joining a world-class startup team, with multiple exits under their belt, to build the future of television.

Our team solves business and technology problems. We run many experiments. We iterate on successful tests and turn them into products. We deploy those products across our apps to millions of users. We obsess over data. We run a lean, agile, vegan, non-gmo, all organic development process. Our team is aligned with company goals and KPIs. We have autonomy on how to solve problems. We bring out the entrepreneur in every engineer. We work together to build the future of TV.


This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Design and perform system and server management, database management, configuration management, deep troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance, performance monitoring and enhancement for cloud / hosted large scale consumer video service

  • Respond to emerging incidents, solve critical issues, and follow through with a plan for resolution or future mitigation

  • Act as a SME on Service Reliability for Production Operations and the Engineering Organization, partnering with groups such as Roku or Android to overcome challenges across all the platforms which stream our service

Candidate Requirements

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in the role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development

  • Experience designing, implementing and running Node.js servers in demanding high traffic environments

  • Experience building service-oriented APIs (GraphQL and REST API) and cloud services (preferable against AWS)

  • Fully understands the concepts of “infrastructure as code”

  • Experience writing for and deploying to AWS leveraging microservices

  • Extremely technical hands-on server software experience

  • Upper-intermediate level of English

Bonus Points for Experience with the following:

  • Golang

  • Javascript, React or Angular

  • MongoDB

  • Redis

  • PostgreSQL

  • HLS video transcoding, distribution and playback

  • Express

  • Hapi.JS