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Staff Back End Engineer - Based in Bucharest



Software Engineering
Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023
The Role
Are you ready to be part of a revolutionary team that's reshaping content creation and driving the future of the creator economy with cutting-edge technology? Jellysmack is on a mission to harness innovation and creativity, and we're seeking exceptional engineering talents like you to join our vibrant community of 100 engineers and innovators!
Our small yet dynamic team in Bucharest has already made waves with state-of-the-art generative AI technology, and we're excited to expand our horizons with more diverse expertise. That's why we're opening a brand new engineering hub in Bucharest.
Why Bucharest? We chose this vibrant city because it's brimming with exceptional engineering talent, just like you! Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
As a Software Engineer at Jellysmack, you'll be at the forefront of the creator economy's future, working on one or more crucial projects that drive innovation in content creation.
You'll thrive in our fast-paced environment, where adaptability is key. You may need to switch teams or projects as the company evolves, and we value engineers who bring versatility, leadership qualities, and enthusiasm to the table. Beyond solving technical challenges, we want you to actively contribute to building Jellysmack's engineering culture, improving practices, and fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
We take pride in creating cutting-edge products empowering content creators with data-driven insights and inspiring them to unleash their creativity. A few flagship projects to give you an idea of what you could be working on:
Jellystudio: Revolutionizing video editing with automation and machine-learning tools that empower video editors to be more efficient and creative.
Digital Asset Manager: A robust platform managing terabytes of clips, leveraging deep learning capabilities to analyze video content, deduce topics, and offer a formidable search engine.
JellyX: The future of content creation—an LLM chatbot powered by Jellysmack's unique data that suggests innovative video topics, captivating thumbnails, and engaging headlines—a true creator's muse.
Jellypulse: An immersive data visualization tool offering insights into trends, signals, and behaviors across multiple platforms and millions of creators in the dynamic world of social video data.
Data Lake: A vast repository of social media data, fueling our products and machine and deep learning algorithms, offering invaluable insights for BI and data visualization.

What You Can Expect

  • Architect the Future: Contribute to domain-driven design and create scalable, efficient, and maintainable systems.
  • Collaborate & Lead: Engage with cross-functional teams, mentor, share knowledge, and champion engineering best practices.
  • Shape the Backbone: Craft, maintain, and optimize the backbone of our technological solutions, powering automation and machine-learning capabilities.
  • Master Data: Efficiently manage, process, and query massive datasets, turning complex information into actionable insights.
  • Innovation at Scale: Dive into optimization and scaling challenges to keep us at the forefront of technology.
  • Our majority Tech stack is: Python/FastAPI and React with some projects in Node.js, Rust, React Native. Mandatory knowledge: Git, Docker. Nice to haves: AWS, Terraform.

A Little About You

  • Drive & Passion: A hunger for innovation and solving technical challenges, always aiming to build products that resonate with customers.
  • Continuous Learning: Always updated with the latest trends and best practices in back-end development, proving that at Jellysmack, learning truly never stops.
  • Team & Collaboration: While you're an impactful individual contributor, your team spirit is undeniable. You value knowledge-sharing, feedback, and collective building with cross-functional teams including product managers, front-end developers, and designers.
  • Communication: Excellent skills in both written and spoken English, with an ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Quality & Integrity: Proactive in ensuring code quality, performance, and security. You uphold a high standard for code reviews, documentation, and mentorship, always eager to share and elevate others.
  • Growth Mindset & Drive: Whether it's a new technology, a system design pattern, or a code optimization strategy, you're always on the lookout. A penchant for solving complex problems means you never back down from challenges.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience & Mastery: At least 8 years of hands-on software development experience in one or more modern programming languages such as Python, Node.js, Ruby, Go, and Java. Deep understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Product Lifecycle: Solid experience in testing, maintaining, and launching software products with proven expertise in software design and architecture.
  • Technical Prowess: Demonstrable knowledge in designing and developing APIs, managing both relational (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra). Familiarity with distributed systems and understanding of scalability issues and solutions.
  • Cloud & Infrastructure: Proficient in cloud computing platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure. Experience with serverless architectures, containers (like Docker), and orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes).
As an employee in this role, you will be part of our hybrid work policy, which combines remote and in-person work at our company's premises. This policy allows for flexibility and a balance between working remotely and collaborating in a physical office environment.
This job description outlines the general responsibilities and requirements for the role in the context of a hybrid work policy with 3 days per week in the Bucharest office. Specific details regarding remote work days, in-person attendance requirements, and other relevant information will be provided during the interview and onboarding process.
A Bit About Us
We are Jellysmack, the global creator company, and we’re obsessed with helping creators Go Bigger.
We believe that creators are the future of entertainment, and we are on a mission to elevate them to their highest potential across social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, and beyond.
We use technology, data, and expertise to turn the talented video creators of today into the digital icons of tomorrow.
Our powerful AI detects and develops the most promising creators, inviting only the best on a life-changing journey to skyrocket their social growth and build long-term success.
Through multi-platform distribution, financial backing, streaming television syndication, content ideation, brand partnerships, and more, Jellysmack provides the all-encompassing infrastructure that the world’s top creators need to maximize their value.
Our industry-leading solutions impart the gift of time and empower our elite community of creators to prioritize their passion. Our exclusive roster includes names like MrBeast, Bailey Sarian, Brad Mondo, The Try Guys, KallmeKris, Junya, and Luisito Comunica.
We're extraordinarily proud of the company we've built and our numerous awards, including: Fast Company’s Most Innovative in Social Media (2023) and #1 Most Innovative Company in Video (2022), Digiday’s Best Distribution Strategy (2023 Video and TV Awards) and Best Social Management Platform (2022 Technology Awards). We have also been recognized by Forbes and Built In as one of the best places to work in the United States. Our people are Jellysmack's greatest competitive advantage, and we'll continue to invest in our people-first culture.
Ready to be part of a great human adventure?
We’re dedicated to making the best working environment possible for our people. All you have to do is apply; we are ready to let you show off your talent!
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