Senior Backend Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Pocket

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

At Pocket we love what we do, but more importantly we are building something that millions of people love, too. Pocket has become essential to how people discover and consume content on any device.

If you are passionate about using technology to improve people's lives, we believe Pocket has challenges in front of us that will excite you. We're a small team and that means lots of opportunity to own things from start to finish that have tremendous impact on large numbers of people, across many different devices and platforms.

What you’ll do:

  • Own significant pieces of our architecture that millions of users interact with and hundreds of developers build applications upon.
  • Tackle challenges relating to scaling our platform, improving our API, enhancing user-facing features (search, recommendations, etc.) and measuring and optimizing everything we do.
  • Contribute daily to decisions affecting the future of Pocket and its platform.
  • Work within our office in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

What you already do:

  • Work the full stack front to back, inside and out: MySQL, PHP, Javascript experience preferred.
  • Seek out challenging technical problems and write elegant code to solve them.
  • Constantly learn and experiment with new technologies.

Send us your resume, along with:

  • Projects to which you have contributed significantly.
  • Bonus: Links to personal projects that show you are passionate about solving problems and building great user experiences.

About Pocket

Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device—phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel—even offline.

The world's leading save-for-later service currently has more than 10 million registered users and is integrated into more than 500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows. Learn more on our blog.

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