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Backend Developer (Remote)

Company: Daily Kos
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

LOCATION: Remote within the U.S.Daily Kos is the nation's largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. Powered by millions of dedicated activists, we're transforming media and organizing by empowering regular Americans to reshape politics.We are seeking a passionate Intermediate/Senior level Backend Developer - Infrastructure with a keen interest in well-typed pure functional programming (Haskell) who will deliver new features in the Services team on a large Rails application. This person must be efficient, self-motivated, and capable of working with limited guidance.--Daily Kos is an exciting workplace! Our site is used by hundreds of thousands of people a day who care deeply about progressive politics and are working to affect real political change. We provide an extensive feature set that extends from blogging to activism and beyond, built on top of a modern tool chain that includes Haskell, Nix, Varnish, Nginx, RDS/MySQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and AWS. We have an energized team of great people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. If you're interested in a position that offers more than just a technical challenge, we'd love to hear from you.--RESPONSIBILITIES:Build scalable high-quality backend services and productivity toolsDesign database schemas and scale our infrastructurePartner with the engineering team in building best-in-class interfaceWork collaboratively with the QA team to deliver quality user experienceShare on-call responsibilities with teamRemain current on test, development, and deployment best practicesBe a team player, share knowledge, and mentor other team members through pairing, feedback, and discussions, etc.--EXPERIENCE:5+ years experience designing, developing, and debugging distributed systemsSolid knowledge and experience in data infrastructureExperience working remotely in a virtual work environment--QUALIFICATIONS:Experience with AWS (or other major public cloud infrastructure) deployments, RDS, ElastiCacheProduction skills deploying Nix/NixOS systems at scale (preferred but not required)Exposure to typed pure functional programming such as HaskellExceptional operational troubleshooting capabilitiesInterest in working on backend services or monitoring systems which are currently written in Ruby and Haskell. Some experience with functional programming is expected but Haskell training, pointers, code reviews, and pairing are available for your growth.Ability to thrive in a small team culture with lots of agency requiring strong self-discipline, time management, and strong asynchronous communication skills (mostly written, citing evidence along the way to show your work)--SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $140,000The above list is a set of highly desired attributes; we will evaluate each candidate as a whole. Tell us about your unique skills, experiences, and attributes that you can bring to such a role that we may be missing and why it would be a benefit to the organization. In your cover letter please share what work problems have kept you busy solving and why or what research papers, blog posts, conference talks, or screenshots have provided you intellectual stimulation recently in this area, and why.This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time exempt position and reports to the Senior Application Architect. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The position offers a flexible work environment, the ability to work remotely or from home, competitive salary, excellent benefits including: full medical, dental and vision benefits, optional 401K with a company match, professional development stipend, a generous vacation package, as well as employer-paid maternity/family leave. Our organizational commitment to personal growth and work-life balance reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long term position.At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective activists, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We have a team of amazing people with different backgrounds and talents that are energized by the day's news events, and people united by common cause. We're a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.Women, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals strongly encouraged to apply.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction recordsNote: Daily Kos does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee.
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