About Airtime

We are Airtime, the world’s first social platform that gives friends the power to experience content together in real-time. The only place where you can face-to-face video chat with your people while simultaneously interacting with content from across the web. 

Like many of us, we are tired of traditional social networking apps that aren’t designed to allow us to sync up and be present together at the moment. Frankly, we are tired of mindlessly scrolling through feeds, leaving comments that go unanswered, and having to hack our way around actually staying in contact with those we care about most (e.g. Finstas). Instead, we believe that real-time interactions are more fulfilling as they allow us to connect with the people we care about in a more significant way. 

We are building the social platform for the generations to come and charting the course as a company that is bringing real-time human interactions to the forefront.

Our company was founded by Sean Parker and is backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. We have a world-class team in Palo Alto and Brooklyn who craft the amazing real-time technology and experience that Airtime is built on. We're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help us build a new way to use the Internet—together.

 

Airtime Engineering

We are a diverse team of engineers that work on everything from scaling media servers around the world to building highly performant and complex UI on iOS and Android. We are pushing the limits on real time interactivity. We are looking for engineers who like to work with exceptional people on challenging problems. 

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Airtime you will be responsible for the REST API that clients use for transactional operations, and a persistent websocket service for low latency messaging.  You will help build and maintain microservices that dispatch push notifications to mobile clients, handle messaging, analytics, and other core business features.

 

What You'll Do

  • Help build a system that is scalable, maintainable, and secure
  • Write extensive tests to ensure that the features provided are reliable, and write thorough documentation so that client teams know how to use those features
  • Utilize load tests and monitoring to make sure that our system is always capable of running at peak performance under load conditions

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or foreign equivalent)
  • Node.js with ES6 features
  • Proficient understanding of Docker
  • Proficient understanding of AWS
  • Thorough understanding of MongoDB
  • Thorough understanding of how to make a secure Web API
  • Experience with socket.io
  • Experience using continuous integration with CircleCI or equivalent
  • Experience working with a micro service architecture
  • Experience building scalable systems

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