Software Engineer, Backend @ Polarr - San Jose, CA

Software Engineer, Backend

14 days ago
Polarr is looking for a Backend Engineer to manage and expand our backend stack and user experience. In this role, you will work with both a brilliant AI research team as well as a humorous frontend team with a goal of maximizing the impact of Polarr's technology to the world.

You Have:
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in software development, with at least 1 year full backend experience.
  • Professional coding experience in C/C++, Java, Python, Javascript (Node.JS), Shell or Go.
  • Experience architecting and developing distributed systems, particularly in microservices architecture
  • Experience with database internals, database language theories, database design, SQL and database programming.
  • Understanding of technologies such as virtualization and global infrastructure, load balancing, networking, data storage, Hadoop, MapReduce, message queue and security.
  • Experience with all the major cloud vendors, such as AWS, GCP, Azure and AliCloud.

You Will:
Support new product features in Polarr photo editor, such as social signups
Encoding, decoding, versioning of Polarr filters
Integration with dual cloud services, AWS and Aliyun
Build and improve a Polarr filter search service

You Are:
  • An eloquent, articulate, effective, creative and eclectic communicator
  • Excellent listener and able to pick up implicit signals and understand key requests from other teams.
  • Fearless, tenacious, relentless and always looking for improving our internal infrastructure to help other teams.
  • Scrappy, comfortable with chaos and discomfort, startup experience is a plus.

Mission: We help you express yourself visually and ignite the creative spark in others.

Vision: We imagine a world where there is no barrier to inspiration, no judgement to self-expression, no limit to where creativity can be applied.

Our Story: Polarr was founded by two Stanford alumni out of the frustration for overly complex creative workflows to make photos look good. Today, Polarr has more than 5 million monthly active users who share their creative process and artistic styles with each others. Our company raised a $12m Series A in 2019 from Threshold (formerly DFJ), who previously invested in Twitter, Patreon, Doordash, etc. We’re looking to grow our users and product lines to build a new ecosystem of community-made visual styles to unleash everyone’s creativity.

Our Values:

You can find more about how it is like to work at Polarr with additional resources such as perks at our careers page.