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Backend Developer

Engineering | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

                                        Tastemade is a global community of food lovers & travelers!

Who are we?

Would you consider yourself a food & travel lover? Do you get excited about bringing people together over a great meal? Does the idea of working at a company that is changing the way the world makes, watches and engages with video make you giddy? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then keep reading!

Tastemade is a global community of food lovers & travelers on a mission to connect the world through video. In just a few years our community has grown to over 200 million people watching our videos across a huge range of channels, devices, and apps, from the web to Apple TV, Facebook, and Snapchat.

We are looking for passionate people who want to change the world and make a difference. People that are driven to disrupt the status quo and not looking for just another job.

We’re looking for an experienced platform developer with a love of building maintainable and scalable backend services. You’ll be working on Kitchen, our proprietary content and data platform and the core of Tastemade's technology stack. You’ll work on features across multiple departments, building the tools and infrastructure that power Tastemade’s content creation and distribution on all of our digital platforms. You’ll build meaningful workflows, automation and content delivery features that drive our bottom line.


What you’ll do:

  • Work with a small tight-knit multidisciplinary technology team to build highly reliable and performant services

  • Implement new features and iterate on the existing technology stack

  • Contribute to our internal CMS (Truffle) and integrate 3rd party syndication platforms and partners for the Business Development team


What you’ll bring:

  • Expertise building RESTful services

  • Proficient in SQL

  • Proficient in Node.js

  • 4+ years of experience building platform solutions

  • SQL (PostgreSQL) expertise is a plus

  • Experience with AWS services (Lambda, Batch, EC2, etc.) is a plus

  • Knowledge of video encoding and streaming standards is a plus

  • Knowledge of large-scale distribution and caching techniques is a plus



  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible vacation days

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life EAP and 401K benefits

  • Apple iMac, MacBook or equivalent hardware

  • A stellar work environment – fun, casual, and fast-paced

  • Colleagues who are fellow food & travel lovers!