Senior Backend Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website hopin Hopin

Create Virtual Events People Love

At Hopin, we’re reimagining events. Our mission is simple: we exist to make the world feel closer.

Founded in 2019, Hopin brings brands and communities together around highly interactive and engaging experiences. We believe that people should have access to the conversations, moments and ideas they care most about, no matter where they are.  Through our highly scalable platform, participants are able to learn, engage, and connect from anywhere in the world.

Hopin started as a virtual events solution but we have since meaningfully expanded our offering from virtual events to hybrid and in-person events, as well as video and workplace collaboration products. This growth has been fueled by a series of strategic acquisitions, including: Boomset – an all-in-one event management platform; Attendify – advancing Event Marketing products; StreamYard – unveiling a video production Studio; video hosting service Streamable and video technology company Jamm.

Listed as one of the 2021 Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators, Hopin has scaled to 800+ employees working remotely across 47 countries. Valued at $7.75B, Hopin raised a $450M Series D round of financing and is backed by top tier investors, including Arena Holdings, Altimeter Capital, Adam Street Partners, Untitled Investments, XN Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ Growth, General Catalyst, GIC, IVP, Northzone, Salesforce Ventures, Slack, Temasek and Tiger Global.
The Team

The Stage and Replay team provides event organisers and attendees with the most delightful, immersive and interactive experience throughout the whole event lifecycle and across events. Hopin Stages offer immersive and impactful broadcast experiences to unlimited audiences. Organisers can connect to easy to use tools that enable reliable, professional production and audio-visual standards. The team develops supporting tools and experiences that make attendees and speakers feel connected during the presentation, and allow attendees to maximise the value of speaker content whether they are attending virtually or onsite.

Replay enables attendees and organisers to continue and deepen their connection after the event, either through engaging with event content or through connecting directly. The team develops tools to allow attendees to maximise the value of their event participation by discovering and consuming relevant content they were unable to reach or fully explore during the event, whether they attended virtually or onsite.

The Stage and Replay team is looking for someone based in a European time zone.

We are looking for a self-motivated senior engineer with a passion for our business and for technology innovation. You will be writing logic and exposing API’s in a Ruby on Rails backend with the opportunity to contribute to React on the frontend.

You’ll work with live streaming and video technologies and/or 3rd party services to help us be advantageous in the market.
You’ll use your experience to improve our existing backend architecture as Hopin continues to scale
You have a #NoEgo philosophy, so you’ll collaborate and learn from others and come up with the best solution

How You’ll Make an Impact

You’re a self-starter, able to deliver projects on time and with high quality
Delivering software built with reliability and tests from the get-go
Strong understanding of different software development practices, infrastructure, and how each can help ship more value to customers
You understand when it’s worth refactoring versus when it’s good enough to ship now
Ability to meet both technical and customer needs

Who You Are

Experience architecting and building highly available and scalable backends
Experience with Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kubernetes
Experience with front-end technologies, such as React, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3
Solid experience working in an agile development environment
Passion for clean and appropriately tested code
Self-driven and motivated to learn new skills
T-shaped, must have capability across the entire stack and expertise in your area.
Great communication skills in a remote environment

Current Tech

Ruby on Rails

The Offer

Competitive salary
Fully remote, global team
Flexible schedules
Laptop assigned, Mac or Dell (Windows)
Health Insurance Support
Parental Leave
Monthly Wi-Fi stipend
$800 USD for Home-Office set up
$1500 USD for Learning & Development

At Hopin, we’re committed to cultivating an environment that promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are a global community and we believe our unique qualities must be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It’s essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn’t just an initiative at Hopin. We strive to embed it not just into our core values but throughout our entire ecosystem.

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