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Backend Engineer

16 days ago by Greenpark Sports

  Burlingame (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software Engineering

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Hey You,

We’re looking for someone special - a team member to join forces on this fast-moving pursuit of the never-been-done before, “How the #@%& did they do that?” and “Wow, I can’t imagine enjoying sports without GreenPark.” Rather than make you hunt for the juicy bits, the TLDR summary is below. Inspired by the reverse-mullet - the detail is in the back. Ask questions, think thoughts and if it seems like a match, let’s chat.

“Ok, what is GreenPark?”

We’re building the future of Fan Engagement experiences for live sports. It’s a frenetic, all-in, raise-the- stakes show-your-passion mobile game experience where the best fans win. Our fast-growing all-star team loves both sports and eSports and we’re not afraid to show it. We just closed our Seed Round with investors that believe as passionately as we do in the future of sports and fan engagement.

What we offer

  • Opportunity: With a small, core team of talented engineers, iterating and scaling fast, you’ll be hands on and learning right away.
  • Location: We’re in the heart of downtown Burlingame, a short walk from CalTrain.
  • Team Lunches and local discounts: What’s sport without food! We have regular team lunches at
  • local restaurants. We also get discounts at some local venues.
  • Culture: We strive to be welcoming and inclusive. As an early team member, you’ll be active in
  • recruiting decisions ensuring we build a culture you want to be part of.
  • Salary: A competitive salary with stock options.
  • Benefits: Option to join a Health, Vision and Dental benefits plan.
  • Away games: With a team split between LA (Calabasas) and Burlingame, there’s occasional travel.

Phew. Half-time. Take a breather! Sound interesting? Join us after the break to find out more on the role!

Backend Engineer

  • Mission: Your new obsession will be processing live sports data from third-party APIs, initially focussed on the NBA and creating the services that run our game. The work you do will let our users celebrate the highs and commiserate the lows. It’s the heart of the GreenPark user experience. No big deal.
  • Languages: We use Go for all of our backend services. Experience with Go is not required but does help. 2 - 3 years experience with any statically typed language (Rust, Java, Scala, C++, etc) and a willingness to learn Go is fine.
  • Micro-services: We believe in micro-services with sports themed names. You’ll bring a keen sense of humor and ability to find creative new names for the services we require. With the support of our Director, Systems Engineering, you will also be designing and building them, creating clean well thought out APIs.
  • Containers: The MVP candidate will be comfortable working with tools like Docker and Kubernetes. You’ve worked with automated deployments like CircleCI. You have experience with cloud-based services, ideally Google Cloud.
  • Team: You will be supported by, aka ‘reporting to’, the VP Engineering and mentored by our Director, Systems Engineering. You’ll work closely with the front-end developers to ensure the APIs are performing and delivering the data required and our game designers to implement game rules.
  • Interview: Contribute to interviews of new team members for both technical ability and culture fit.
  • Documentation: All team members are expected to maintain our architectural documents and good coding practices.

Hey, that’s game, set and match! We offer exciting times ahead, lots of spectacular twists and turns, hard work and the sweet success of achieving something most people wouldn’t think possible - if they could imagine it at all. If this sounds like it might be you, then reach out and let’s chat!

The GreenPark Team.

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