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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Spotter, named one of TIME100's Most Influential Companies this year, empowers top YouTube creators to accelerate their business and unleash their full creative potential by giving them access to the capital, knowledge, and community they need to succeed at scale. As the top provider of creator-friendly growth capital, Spotter tailors our investments to meet the unique needs of each creator we partner with, giving them the freedom to create without compromise.

Creators are free to reinvest their funds however they choose, from hiring a team, to building their own production studios, and everything in between, all while maintaining total control over their catalogs, their channels, and their future earnings. In addition to funding, Spotter provides creators with in-depth data insights into the performance of their existing content, enabling them to leverage the full value of their library, as well as the value of future uploads and how they can improve performance in the future.

Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Variety, Axios, and more, Spotter has already deployed over $790 million to YouTube creators to reinvest in themselves and accelerate their growth. Spotter has licensed content that consists of over 725,000 videos, which generate 88 billion monthly watch-time minutes. With our curated premium video catalog, we deliver a unique scaled media solution to Advertisers and Ad Agencies that is transparent, efficient, and 100% brand safe.

What You’ll Do/Responsibilities

Join Spotter's elite engineering team as a Senior Backend Engineer specializing in Microservices and AI. This role requires a seasoned engineer with a deep understanding of distributed systems, microservices architecture, and AI technologies. Your expertise will be instrumental in building and scaling our next-generation backend systems.

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable and resilient microservices, focusing on high-throughput and low-latency requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and translate requirements into robust, scalable software solutions.
  • Implement AI algorithms and models to enhance our Creator Tools suite.
  • Develop and manage CI/CD pipelines for automated testing and deployments.
  • Ensure system reliability by implementing robust monitoring and alerting capabilities.
  • Maintain and improve our data storage solutions, including relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Uphold best practices in coding, architecture, and security.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies to ensure our backend systems remain cutting-edge.

Who You Are/Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • You have a minimum of 8 years of experience with designing, building, and maintaining scalable and resilient microservices, focusing on high-throughput and low-latency requirements
  • Professional certifications in relevant technologies are a plus
  • Extensive experience in building and maintaining microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with AI, OpenAI, LLama2, Stable Diffusion is a plus
  • Strong experience with backend programming languages such as Java, Python, or Go.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD principles and hands-on experience with Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, or similar.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, particularly in backend systems and AI implementations.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of collaborating effectively across multiple teams.

To be considered for this role, please submit your resume along with any relevant certifications or project portfolios that demonstrate your expertise in backend engineering, microservices, and AI.

Why Spotter

  • Medical insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Complimentary gym access
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in Culver City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range is: $100K-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual discretionary bonus and equity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Spotter requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment.

Spotter is an equal opportunity employer. Spotter does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, use of or request for family or medical leave, political affiliation, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations as part of the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.