Spotter, named one of TIME100's Most Influential Companies 2023, 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 $850 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.

Are you ready to become a pivotal member of Spotter's outstanding data engineering team? We are in search of a talented Senior Backend API Software Engineer specializing in scalable data serving via Restful APIs, and working with big data sets from various databases. This position will play a pivotal role in designing, building, and optimizing data infrastructure. You will be a key player empowering us to make data-driven SaaS applications and internal system integrations that will fuel our innovation and growth.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and develop RESTful APIs for internal data consumers using performant API frameworks such as Python Django, NodeJS or similar
  • Ensure optimal latency, authentication, and scalability of Spotter Data API. Follow API server best practices and standards
  • Implement and maintain backend transactional databases and document stores, ensuring data integrity and consistency
  • Work closely with the data engineering team to understand existing datasets that need to be queried via API endpoints
  • Work with various database systems (Postgres, Elastic Search, DynamoDB, CockroachDB, vector databases, data warehouses) and data lake technologies, applying optimization techniques for scalable queries
  • Explore new scalable solutions to meet our growing needs
  • Work with product engineering team to learn about the upcoming needs
  • Benchmark existing solutions periodically to ensure low latency, make recommendations when needed

Who You Are: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar technical or engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of software engineering experience
  • 4+ years of backend engineering experience using frameworks such as Django to serve large scale datasets
  • 3+ years of experience running software and services in the cloud
  • Proficiency with SQL on RDBMS and data warehouse solutions like Redshift
  • Proficiency with maintaining fault tolerant systems in production
  • Advanced proficiency in Python or JVM based programming language
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure

Additional Valued Skills: 

  • Experience with YouTube APIs and YouTube/video performance data
  • Experience with data acquisition from external APIs at large scale / in parallel processing
  • Experience with Data-Lake technologies
  • Experience with vector databases
  • Experience with AWS Glue metastore
  • Experience with Data-Mesh approaches
  • Experience with data cataloging, data lineage and data governance tools and approaches

Why Spotter

  • Medical and vision insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental 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. The overall market range for roles in this area of Spotter are typically: $100K-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonus and equity. 

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.

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