Firework is the world's leading immersive "shoppertainment" platform with shoppable video, live streaming commerce, and monetization capabilities powering over 600 direct-to-consumer brands, retailers and media publishers worldwide. Firework enables its customers to create and host native, shoppable video content for engaging product discovery, seamless shopping experiences and ultimately, a deeper emotional connection with consumers. Pandemic-accelerated, Firework has experienced 10x year-over-year growth, bringing TikTok-like interactive video experiences, all by adding just one line of HTML code to customers’ own websites. Our team more than doubled in size in the last 18 months to about 300 people strong in several countries including the US, Japan, India, Poland, Brazil, and Canada with backgrounds in technology, media, and entertainment. At heart, we’re an inspirational and diverse team of creators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and data geeks driven by the future of video transforming eCommerce. The company has raised over $235M to date, with its latest Series B round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.

 

Summary

Firework is growing and we are excited to extend our Boutir product line and expand the Boutir engineering team! We’re looking for a talented Back End Software Engineer  who will bring technical expertise and hands-on development of backend software development and SaaS solutions. The engineer will work with a global team of talented engineers to build an immersive and complete online experience for merchants to easily set up their online store and manage inventory.

 

What you'll be doing

  • Work closely with designers and other developers to create modern mobile/web applications
  •  Responsible for architectural design, development, integration, release for backend systems
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and the rest of the engineering team to build elegant and scalable product experience across multiple platforms
  • Design new API's to be used in our core products
  • Debug issues across entire stack, using tools like Sentry & AppSignal
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Review code by your peers on GitHub, offering help and insight from your experience
  • Ensure coherence of all aspects of projects as an integrated system and uphold overall technical quality
  • Strategize and develop ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends
  • Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest back end technology and trends
  • Work as part of a team to develop high quality products

 

We'll be excited if you have

  • A passionate story-teller, a life-hacker, and a love of programming. 
  • Willing to take on a challenge with agility and working with talented teammates in a squad team environment
  • Degree in Computing, Computer Science, Information Technology or related disciplines
  • 8+ years of designing and implementing involved infrastructure projects, such as distributed cache, Hadoop/Spark stacks, elastic search, or ad servers.
  • 5+ years of experience designing high-performance RESTful web services serving billions of requests per day.
  • Familiar with modern web technologies, including but not limited to Typescript, Python, NodeJS, RESTFul API, Websocket
  • Desire to work in a start-up environment and develop quality internet products
  • Prior experience with Google Cloud Platform / Alibaba Cloud / Amazon Web Service / Facebook applications / MV* frameworks desired
  • Love for the latest technologies
  • Data-driven but also imaginative and intuitive in coming up with ideas and solutions.
  • Comfortable with fast-paced change: ability to demonstrate comfort with ambiguity, adapt quickly and be effective in new situations in a highly dynamic setting.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills.

 

Don’t hold back

We understand some candidates may see the above and not apply because they don’t meet all the qualifications. We encourage you to apply anyway; we often find talented candidates that fit many other opportunities we have and look for potential too, not just what you did in the past.  As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are a diverse team that strives for an inclusive environment for all. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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