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Senior Backend Engineer (Elixir)

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Bleacher Report is 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 Bleacher Report app. Follow the action at 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 are growing our engineering team and looking for a Senior Backend Engineer with strong Ruby/Rails experience and interest to learn/work with Elixir.

What you’ll do...

  • You will build and launch new features and services for the Bleacher Report platform using Elixir and Phoenix

  • You will work closely with Product Managers to understand requirements and come up with solutions

  • You will produce high-quality software that is well-designed, maintainable, unit tested, code reviewed and checked in regularly for continuous integration

  • You will mentor junior level engineers

  • You will work closely with a top-notch engineering team.

Experience you need...

  • 5+ years solid experience developing Ruby on Rails applications

  • Some experience with Elixir 

  • Minimum 5 years track record of successful application development and implementation

  • Disciplined approach to software development, Test Driven Development, and Agile methodology

  • Experience with microservices or SOA concepts

  • Worked on a high-traffic website or platform, general optimization and scalability skills

  • Ability to work on features independently

  • Aggressive at refactoring/rewriting old code for efficiency and scalability

  • Ability to work across engineering teams to develop services.

Experience we appreciate...

  • Familiarity with other languages/technologies

  • Understanding of SQL tuning and optimization techniques

  • Contributions to the open-source community

  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Benefits and perks include…

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 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