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Senior Python Engineer

Plug.dj

Summary



Are you interested in joining an up and coming music startup with over a million registered users and a revenue model? Plug.dj is searching for a senior python engineer who is looking to make a massive impact on our product.

Description



Are you interested in joining an up and coming music startup with over a million registered users and a revenue model?

Plug.dj is looking to augment its development team and we're looking for a senior level python developer who is familiar with most, if not all, of the stack below.

Plug.dj is an international community where people enjoy music and videos together in a real-time socially interactive environment. Our users choose from a wide array of expressive characters, join any number of virtual rooms where they can discover and share music and videos, and communicate with international cohorts using our real-time chat translation.



As a member of Plug.dj’s core team, you will be responsible for the following:



-Development of new features

-Improving and optimizing our technology stack

-Scaling our system architecture

-Occasional fire fighting

-Building a strong development team



Problems we’re tackling



-Discovering content from outside your social circle is hard

-People are social but consuming content online is lonely

-Content licensing and distribution restrictions

-Language barriers

-Accessing a highly engaged audience

-Revenue generation for artists and content producers



About you:



-Proven track record for building large scale consumer backend -systems.

-Strongly believe in Plug.dj’s mission

-Results oriented, self-motivated

-Ability to take ownership and execute the task at hand

-Compelled to write efficient and elegant code

-Strong communicator who excels in a team environment

-Passion for music

Qualifications



We’re focused on using cutting edge technology and currently utilize the following stack:



-Python - programming language (required)

-MongoDB - persistent datastore (required)

-Gevent - cooperative multitasking (required)

-Debian- (required)

-Redis - aka memcache

-ZeroMQ - Used to push messages around the push cluster

-SockJS - Handles the socket connections

-Flask - web framework

-HAProxy - load balancing

Project / Work Assignments

-New site features

-Achievements and gamification engine

-Infrastructure scaling to handle heavy user volume

-Payment processing

-Data collection and analysis

-International chat messaging


Typical Week

This position will be focused on coding critical elements for the site!



Career Growth

We are a meritocracy and enable people to grow and be rewarded in line with their contributions to Plug.dj. We are searching for people that are interested in going above and beyond to add value to Plug.dj.

We are technologists, musicians, and entrepreneurs that are experts in their respective areas. We all take ownership over our individual responsibilities and thrive on collaboration to build the best product we can for our international community.

We have very high standards at Plug.dj, but that’s why it’s a stimulating place to be. We’re solving interesting and challenging problems that have a considerable impact on how people from around the world consume music and videos.

Don’t worry, we have a ton of fun as well! Reach out if you’re interested, we love sharing our passion with people.

Details

  • Industry: Consumer
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Function: Engineering
  • Experience: VP
  • Type: Full-Time

Compensation

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  • Employee stock plans
    Health Benefits
    401k
    Unlimited vacation



Reporting Structure

This position reports to the senior executives/founders of Plug.dj.

Team Size

Our team consists of 3 founders a few other contractors. This position will be the first fulltime backend engineer.

Office Type

We are technologists, musicians, and entrepreneurs that are experts in their respective areas. We all take ownership over our individual responsibilities and thrive on collaboration to build the best product we can for our international community.
We have very high standards at Plug.dj, but that’s why it’s a stimulating place´to be. We’re solving interesting and challenging problems that have a considerable impact on how people from around the world consume music and videos.
Don’t worry, we have a ton of fun as well! Reach out if you’re interested, we love sharing our passion with people.
We will be moving into an office this summer. We will have a casual, stimulating, and fun working environment. Also, we will offer unlimited vacation.


Company Summary

Plug.dj is an international community where people enjoy music and videos together in a real-time socially interactive environment. Our users choose from a wide array of expressive characters, join any number of virtual rooms where they can discover and share music and videos, and communicate with international cohorts using our real-time chat translation.

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