The Backend Team is a small, fast-moving group of engineers focused on building and operating backend services for a revolutionary product for users and providing a best-in-class developer experience. We want code to be high quality, architecture to be simple, and on-call is routine and easy. Engineers on the Backend Team own the entire lifecycle of the systems they build, from design to coding and testing to operations.
Backend is tasked with supporting a fast-growing engineering org and product. The biggest challenges in the next 1-2 years are:
- Delivering fast, reliable real-time collaboration infrastructure
- Transitioning our features and infrastructure from a desktop app-heavy product to a web-first and cloud-based UX
- and finally, building the foundations for a world-class developer experience for a fast growing, full-stack engineering org
- Experience with GCP and/or other cloud providers is a plus.
Descript is building the next generation of tools for communicating with video and audio. We are a team of 85 (planning to double in 2022) — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Spark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.
Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.
As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.
Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PST and EST time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we're interested in offering an environment that works for you.
Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive.