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Senior Backend API Developer

📝 The role

We’re seeking an experienced Node.js backend developer with 7 years of experience (outside of university) to work on the APIs that support our core business. Our backend developers work on a multitude of REST APIs, feed data to our portals, and provide key metrics for our business intelligence.
You’ll be joining a team of 12 full-time employees, two-thirds of whom are engineers. You’ll work alongside the CTO and Director of Engineering.

🧑‍✈️ Leadership

Jason Grad, Co-founder and CEO: Top-1% Yelp sales rep and founding member of Yelp’s national sales team; founder of 2 successfully acquired venture-backed startups, Cheerful and RCVR
Brian Kennish, Co-founder and CTO: Pre-IPO Google engineer, on the teams that launched Google’s first 3 APIs then the Chrome browser; developer of 7 subsequent apps with 1M+ active users, including Disconnect (privacy software available on ~1B users’ computers) and Adblock Fast (an ad blocker with 10M+ users)
Jael Taillefer, Director of Engineering: For the past 13 years, using modern stacks, he’s scoped, built, and architected highly scalable solutions to meet the demand for more speed and traffic

🚀 Product info

The Massive SDK is an alternative to current online monetization. The SDK lets developers charge their users for premium services and in-app items with a little bit of their unused computing resources, rather than ads or money.
The SDK works by analyzing available resources across Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices and making that supply accessible for computing needs on the demand side, including scientific calculations, cryptocurrency mining, Monte Carlo simulations, and bandwidth sharing.

📋 Responsibilities

  • Build high-performance microservices
  • Design and implement new functionality
  • Maintain current implementations in a high-availability environment
  • Bring innovations and new solutions to current and future challenges
  • Define and monitor product key metrics
  • Assist in system architecture

🧭 Ideal candidate

  • 7+ years of experience as a backend developer (Node.js or C#)
  • 3+ years working with an SOA REST architecture or microservice
  • Good knowledge of OOP and design patterns
  • Practical experience with SQL or NoSQL (MySQL, MongoDB, or DynamoDB)
  • Experience with source control (Git preferred or SVN)
  • Good understanding of IP, TCP, and UDP network protocols
  • Self-supporting (able to set up and maintain dev environment, e.g., Docker Compose files)
  • Experience with AWS Lambda
  • Intermediate or higher English proficiency
 
Would be a plus:
  • Experience with data streaming or pub/sub
  • Experience with Elastic Search and Kibana
  • Experience collecting telemetry from networks and clients
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Experience with Kubernetes and cloud platforms (e.g., GKE or AWS)
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience building user interfaces
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of company objectives and how to meet goals efficiently

🧠 Why join Massive?

Interesting projects
We’re solving some of the biggest networking and infrastructure challenges to help re-decentralized the internet. You’ll work on novel projects that grow your expertise and your innovation is welcome.
 
Flexible working schedule
Work when you want, from where you want. Our northstar is the quality and impact of work. We encourage finding the smartest ways to solve problems, rather than the most arduous.
 
Remote work encouraged
We’re a fully distributed team. Work from wherever you want (as long as you have good bandwidth).
 
Professional and friendly working environment
Our leadership team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs. We’ve built successful companies and aim to create a relaxed environment where engineers can focus on the projects that keep them happy and challenged at work.

🎁 Benefits

  • Ability to work remotely
  • Unlimited sick and vacation days (with at least two weeks notice provided)
  • Equity incentive plan (when the company wins, we all win together)

📣 To apply

To apply please fill out this form.
 
Even if you’re not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications, if you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We’re dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to the space, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we’ll be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in Massive and what you hope to bring to this role.