Sr Backend Engineer

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Sr Backend Engineer

Job description

Parsec’s goal is to help businesses embrace flexible work environments and keep their employees productive through ultra low latency, high performance, remote desktop technology. But Parsec isn’t your typical remote desktop tool. It was built for gaming, which makes it great for everything. Parsec for Teams leverages our technology to help some of the biggest names in gaming, entertainment, engineering, architecture, and more transition to a flexible work environment where people can decide when and where they work. Parsec has allowed customers like Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Ubisoft, and Square Enix to stay on schedule as they make some of the world’s favorite content.

Parsec is growing so that we can power flexible work across industries. The average Parsec for Teams user is already saving more than an hour each day using our software. That time gets put back into work, family, health, and more. We think this kind of freedom makes people happier, healthier, and more productive.


Engineering culture:

We value diversity and talent over experience. We believe a small team that collaborates well can accomplish more than a large team bogged down with process. At Parsec it’s everyone’s job to understand the customers’ problems and come up with creative solutions. As an engineer you don’t just write code, you design and build a product.


Technology:

We believe in simple and robust solutions. Our app is written in C and compiles into a 10mb executable. Our backend is written in Go and runs serverless on AWS. We avoid bloat and dependencies, preferring to roll our own implementations tailored for our unique needs and with a focus on performance.


The Opportunity:

As an early member of the team you will work in a collaborative environment to drive architecture, maintain and expand infrastructure, and develop app logic. This is a senior position and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and fill a central role as the team grows.


What you’ll do:

  • Drive the architecture of the backend
  • Identify opportunities for refactoring and improvements
  • Design, develop, document and maintain APIs
  • Maintain and scale infrastructure on AWS, Cloudflare and beyond
  • Coach and mentor co-workers

    Job requirements

    • 5+ years programming
    • Previously held a senior position on an engineering team
    • Fluency in Go and MySQL
    • Hands on experience managing infrastructure on AWS
    • SAAS experience a bonus