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Backend Engineer (Image & video rendering)

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Location Helsinki
Commitment Full-time
Team Engineering

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join team Render, the team responsible for building and operating our image and video rendering platform. 

Our users create image- and video templates to showcase products with the Smartly template editor. These templates can be combined with product information in order to create images or videos. This is what team Render does, we provide the platform for generating images and videos. Billions of them.

We are currently building the next version of our image rendering system. Like our video rendering, it is built in typescript & node and is run in kubernetes. 

The rendering platforms are distributed systems spanning hundreds of physical servers to meet the demands for the massive load and reliable service. To give some sense of the scale, currently our systems are generating over 200TB of images and videos daily. 

Read more about our image (the old version) and video rendering solutions in our blog:

How We Scaled Our Architecture

25 Petabytes Later — Update on Our Image Rendering Architecture

How We Built our Video Editing and Rendering Solution

Some context about the template editors:

Taking Creative Automation a Step Further: Introducing Video Templates

Our official support article

As a Backend Engineer you will...

  • Design, build and operate distributed image and video rendering systems running on Kubernetes.
  • Write maintainable, robust and well tested code.
  • Share knowledge and mentor junior engineers in the team.
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including working with product and the team building the template editors.

What we are looking for...

  • Excellent skills and understanding of Node.js
  • Professional experience with TypeScript
  • Experience with linux and distributed systems
  • Some experience with web frontend, ideally React.
  • Bonus points for: redis, varnish, haproxy, kubernetes, puppeteer, chromium
  • Team player mentality and genuine interest to support and mentor junior team members
  • Motivation for solving customers’ problems and delivering value to customers at a fast pace.

What we offer you...

  • You’ll have a significant personal impact on the products we’re building, as well as their impact on our customers and our business, because of our strong culture of ownership.
  • The team is in control of how they work and what tools and technologies they use.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to work with some of the most advanced online marketers out there, like Uber, eBay, Zalando.
  • Support for relocation.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Perks and company sponsored activities (including but not limited to): self-learning materials & activities, quarterly team activity days, monthly company activity days and sorts & activity groups

Our recruitment process...

  1. First meeting: we're getting to know each other. 
  2. Coding challenge: you'll get a challenge to test your coding skills which you can do at a time that suits you. 
  3. Meeting the Team Lead: learn more about your future team.
  4. Technical interviews: you take part in an interactive coding interview with one of our developers followed by a discussion around Systems Design and Architecture.
  5. Explore and Expand:we'll dig deeper into your main interests and core skills

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Meet Smartly.io

Bringing brands and people together smartly. We are building a platform that combines media buying, creative, and data to automate every step of digital advertising.

We manage 2.5B€ in ad spend and serve more than 650 brands worldwide, including eBay, Uber and TechStyle. Our technology liberates marketers from manual work and allows them to focus on what matters. 

As a fast-paced growth company, Smartly.io offers opportunities to maximize your learning and amplify your impact. With colleagues from 62 nationalities, you'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment built on a culture of trust, transparency, and feedback. Join our global team of over 450 Smartlies in reshaping the future of marketing. Learn more at smartly.io/careers and smartly.io/our-leadership-and-culture.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities

Smartly.io is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities or special needs in our job application procedures and working environment. If you need assistance or have any questions please contact us at accommodations@smartly.io.

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