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Posted Jan 12
Shopkick

Server Engineer

Redwood City, CA, United States Full Time

Shopkick is looking for Server Engineer with a strong background in OO programming languages to help further our mission, continue the growth of our legacy segments and help build from the ground up our new and exciting initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will have the desire to work on high visibility projects that have significant impact on the team and company, thrive in a highly collaborative team, love the buzz of a fast paced agile environment, supportive coworkers who respect quality code, and love the challenges of building server systems that are used by millions of users.


Role & Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a catalog of products at partner stores that is searchable by location
  • Determine techniques for ranking and serving popular products based on user behaviors
  • Review designs and architecture for detecting price drops on popular products
  • Investigate the root cause of memory pressure on a class of backend service hosts
  • Mentor junior engineers on defensive coding and designing decoupled, reusable modules
  • Work on a highly collaborative team of 3-5 engineers
  • Build server systems that are used by millions of users


Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years of experience designing, building and implementing server software
  • Strong coding ability in an object oriented language (Java, C#, C++, Python etc.)
  • Deep experience with Python is a definite plus
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Enthusiastic about collaborative problem solving
  • Eagerness to solve challenging problems
  • Experience using relational database systems (MySQL preferred)
  • Familiarity with open source web frameworks (such as Pylons, Rails, or Django)
  • Experience designing for server scalability
  • Ability to examine and evaluate server architectures
  • Solid understanding of sources of performance bottlenecks in service oriented architectures
  • Deep understanding of the uses and characteristics of common server infrastructure technologies (such as Zookeeper, Memcached, Redis, Hadoop and MySQL)


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