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Senior Backend Engineer (Image & video rendering)

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Location Berlin
Commitment Permanent
Team Product Engineering

We are looking for an experienced backend focused developer to join team Render, the team responsible for building and operating our image and video rendering platform. The team is currently working on improving our video rendering solution which is built in typescript & node and is run in kubernetes. 

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.

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:

Modernizing our Image Template Service

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 Senior Backend Developer 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 Cache, 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...

Our projects are a part of the DNA of our product, which means that every team will have some skin in the game. Your work will have a direct impact on our customers and our business. You will own your work, and we will support you in that ownership. We value work life balance and have a strong culture that we hope all of our Smartlies bring their own flavor to. As a company we provide a competitive salary, option package and a generous package of benefits.

What to expect from our recruitment process

  1. First meeting: we're getting to know each other. 
  2. Meeting the Team Lead: learn more about your future team.
  3. Technical interviews: You will take part in an interactive coding interview with one of our developers followed by a discussion around Systems Design and Architecture. As the final interview we will have an Explore and Expand where we'll dig deeper into your main interests and core skills.

#LI-SL1 #LI-hybrid

 

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 4B€ in ad spend and serve more than 700 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 800 Smartlies in reshaping the future of marketing. Learn more at smartly.io/careers and smartly.io/our-leadership-and-culture.

We are a hybrid workplace where Smartlies have the flexibility to work at the office, from home, or a bit of both. We also offer programs for short-term remote work globally. 

We are currently running fully remote recruitment processes due to the global pandemic. Read more here.

 

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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