Senior Backend Software Engineer

At Lightricks
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Partial Remote

Posted on September 22nd

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Lightricks is a globally recognized provider of tools and services for the creator community. Founded in 2013, Lightricks is well known for developing several popular mobile video and photo editing apps, including Videoleap, Facetune2 and Photoleap. The company has more than 600 million downloads, and more than 500 employees located across five countries.

Popular Pays is a creative collaboration platform that makes it easy for brands and content creators to work together. Our software allows marketing departments to scale creative content and influencer activations. As of March, 2022, Popular Pays is a Lightricks company.

Together, we’re building the future of the creator economy.

Engineering Culture:
We believe engineering teammates are owners of the Product.

We believe in being lean, scoping projects, shipping continuously, communicating the good and bad.

We believe in failure - it makes us stronger.

We believe in shipping and iteration, not endless deliberation and inaction.

We believe you thrive in a feedback heavy culture.

We are opinionated, but open to ideas.

We believe in writing code that follows existing patterns where applicable and writing code that can be easily understood by the next person that works on it - we favor avoiding complexity over cleverness and over-optimized solutions.

We believe in asking for forgiveness not for permission - autonomy and self-management are important on our lean team.

We're an outcome not an hours motivated organization. We expect our teammates to be productive and active contributors to our business.


Why this role?
We’re looking for new teammates with a passion for building to join our team.  We have a very exciting Product roadmap and need help with the integration of our new parent company, Lightricks, as well as to continue to develop features to grow our business that serves creators and brands to collaborate together. 

We’ll be growing our creator base considerably and will be developing and improving infrastructure to optimize for scale and performance.

We use a client server architecture that includes Ruby and Javascript built on Rails, Node.js, and Ember.js. We have Postgresql, Redis, and Elasticsearch instances.  We use S3 for static assets and use Heroku to help streamline our DevOps.

In addition, you’ll be leaning in and leading efforts on our projects to enhance the functionality of our platform to be the SAAS solution that can service clients ranging in size from small businesses to enterprise agencies and brands.


You may be a fit for this role if you have:
  • Ruby on Rails - 5-7+ years of experience
  • Node.js - 2-3+ years of experience
  • Experience managing issues of scalability and performance optimization
  • Rspec
Nice to Have 
  • Open Search and S3 - AWS services
  • Qunit
  • DevOps & Heroku (distribution)
  • Codeship / Travis (continuous integration)
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Health/dental/vision with majority of premiums paid by the company
  • 401k with company match up to 4%
  • Generous PTO (21 days + holidays)
  • Hybrid work with WFH stipend to set your home office up for success
  • Talented teammates and a strong work culture focused on outputs instead of inputs, supporting a healthy work-life balance
Lightricks is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for every person who walks through our doors. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications. Even if you don't fit everything, we encourage you to apply! 

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