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Senior Back-End Engineer (C#/JAVA)

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Bleacher Report is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated backend engineer to join our structured data & sports analytics squad. As a Senior Engineer you will play a significant role in developing some of our most engaging in-app features including scores, gamecasts, play-by-play, and rich media notifications.

We are the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through the highly addictive app Team Stream. Follow the action at bleacherreport.com and through Instagram @BleacherReport.

As a division of Turner, B/R has gained all the advantages of a large media company while maintaining its vibrant startup culture. We work in a fast paced, 24-7 field in a laid back environment (those who do not want to work nights and weekends need not apply). You'll also be in a role that allows you to work with multiple groups and networks.

Why this job is important...

  • You will build and launch new features and data services for Bleacher Report’s sports analytics platform

  • You will work closely with our product team to develop requirements and deliver solutions

  • You will ship software for a high-volume consumer-facing platform with a focus on code that well-designed, maintainable, unit tested, code reviewed, and monitored

  • You will mentor junior team members

  • You will work closely with a top-notch engineering team, continuously improving our development and deployment processes

Experience you need...

  • 7+ years experience with C# or JAVA

  • 7+ years experience with database design and SQL optimization (PostreSQL)

  • Honesty, friendly attitude, and good sense of humor

  • A disciplined approach to software development, Test Driven Development, and Agile methodologies

  • Experience with microservices, SOA concepts, and distributed systems

  • Experience with message brokers, caching strategies, and CI/CD

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work across engineering teams

  • Comfortable with fast-paced, iterative, agile design cycles

  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

**Note “sports fanship” was not listed as a requirement. We love all of our engineers, sports fans or not.  Those who thrive on technical problem solving will feel just as at home as those that thrive on game 7 showdowns.

Bonus points for...

  • Familiarity with RESTful service development, Redis, RabbitMQ, and AWS

  • Knowledge of NET Core and its relationship to the classic .NET Framework

  • Experience with general front-end development (HTML, CSS, MVC, etc.) and front-end frameworks (React, AngularJS)

  • Experience working on a high-traffic website or platform

  • Contributions to the open-source community

Benefits and perks include...

  • The nicest people you’ve ever worked with

  • Bleacher Report offers a fast-paced, energetic and agile environment that genuinely values and promotes each person's unique talents. We combine the agility of a startup environment with the stability and benefits only a company backed by Turner Broadcasting can bring.

  • Competitive salary

  • Variable bonuses based on individual and company performance

  • $5,000 annual conference + training budget

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • 401(K) plan with matching

  • Life Insurance and AD&D, LTD

  • Transit stipends

  • Subsidized gym memberships

  • The latest technology and equipment you need

  • Fully-stocked snack and coffee bar with a variety of food and beverages

  • Awesome team events year-round, in and out of the office