Backend Node JS Engineer

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FloSports is hiring a senior-level engineer to join our Live team. We are a direct-to-consumer subscription-based sports media company that streams live events across 25 different sports (e.g. Cycling, Track and Field, Wrestling, Racing, Bowling, Marching Band, and more) to millions of athletes & fans around the world.

We are open to remote candidates for this role.

As a full-stack engineer on our Live team, you’ll be paramount in delivering the core value proposition that we offer our customers: a delightful, reliable live streaming product. You will join the team that is responsible for building out our API services, automation of provisioning our video encoding & clipping tech, and creating front-ends for monitoring and orchestration of live streams.

People who do well on this team are self-motivated engineers with passion and grit for both business and technological innovation. Our systems are built upon the Google Cloud Platform with TypeScript, Node.js, MySQL, Firebase/Firestore, Docker, and Kubernetes. The ability to embrace & adapt with changing technology is an important characteristic!

If this sounds like you, we want to talk!

You’ll want to work with us if:

  • You have a strong technical background and a passion for creating clean, clear, and maintainable software systems
  • You are a self-starter and highly motivated to deliver top-tier, yet pragmatic solutions that teammates want to build upon 
  • You prioritize simplicity, finesse, and empathy for the end user
  • You advocate and improve on code quality, automated tests, CI/CD initiatives, and the developer experience
  • You enjoy collaborating on a team with other engineers, product, designers, and marketing to create experiences that impact millions of sports fans

We would love to work with you if you:

  • Can iterate rapidly while collaborating with designers, product, and other engineers
  • Have backend experience working with databases and caching layers in a well-architected and scalable way
  • Understand RESTful APIs and the importance of detailed documentation (such as Swagger).
  • Value using accepted best practices for creating straight-forward, secure, testable, and well-documented software
  • Have multiple years of production experience with Node.js 
  • Believe in the power of cloud computing and have worked extensively with AWS or GCP architecture
  • Are curious about new technology from the front-end to APIs to infrastructure in order to more effectively create applications
  • Write efficient SQL queries and indexing strategies for MySQL
  • Deliver performant features through iterative building, measuring, and learning
  • Efficiently learn new concepts, manage your own productivity, and desire to improve yourself, your team, and our products every day

What sets you apart:

  • Clear communicator of thoughts and ideas
  • Live to create awesome features that grow our product and the sport
  • Seek out opinions of others to refine your own
  • Passionate about consistently delivering value to users

Bonus points:

  • Production experience with containers, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Can find your way around Wowza Streaming configs
  • You have wrestled with ffmpeg and come out victorious
  • Experience with Video Encoding, HLS, Dash, CMAF
  • Love writing with TypeScript and don’t know how you ever lived without it
  • Familiarity with TypeORM and NestJS Node.js framework
  • Google Cloud Firebase/Firestore
  • Experience with Java
  • Have worked with client-side JavaScript frameworks like Angular, React, Vue, ExtJS

WHO WE ARE:

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home.

HOW WE DO IT:

We are the CEOs of our own work and are accountable for the tasks and responsibilities assigned to us. We take pride in creating the content that fans love. We row in the same direction and work together on our common vision. We build and strengthen our relationships through teamwork and respect. We embrace challenges, ask questions and are allowed to fail as long as we learn. We are passionate about building tribes and communities worth belonging to. We are innovative, curious, and have an appetite for making things better. Does this sound like you? Apply Today!

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized as one of 2020’s Top Workplaces by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(K) company match
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Flexible paid vacation and work environment
  • Hack-a-thons
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Bring your dog to work- everyday!
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
  • Modern and collaborative office environment
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Angular6Frameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Located in East Austin next to Friends and Allies brewery, East Ciders and the Austin Bouldering Project!

An Insider's view of FloSports

What’s the vibe like in the office?

If I had to describe our office vibe I would definitely say team oriented, upbeat, fast paced, entrepreneurial and rooted in passion. Working with colleagues who were former athletes or who are die hard fans of a particular sport is so much fun. Every employee here approaches their role as a member of a team, with one objective, to win!

Melissa

Executive Administrative Assistant

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We needed an Android app and I had the opportunity to become an Android engineer. Not only have I learned a ton but I get to impact the experience of many users with everything I do.

Peter

Sr. Software Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

I love working at FloSports because I am constantly challenged and have endless opportunities to grow. Employees are encouraged to punch above their weight and take on responsibilities that will further their careers.

Mark

Corporate Controller

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Here are three things that work for me! Give notes that point to outcomes, not fixes. Be a problem umbrella, not a problem funnel, to remove distractions from the creative process. Ask the team, "are you excited about this piece yet?" and keep encouraging them to push it further until they are.

Ray

Chief Content Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

At FloSports, we carefully test and measure changes to our platform. Successful members of our team excel in identifying potentially high impact opportunities, and working closely with their fellow team members to put them to the test. Then, they analyze and learn from the test results, always using data as their guide.

Anne

Sr. Director, Product

What are FloSports Perks + Benefits

FloSports Benefits Overview

Our Benefits:
Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans*
Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance*
Pet Insurance
401(K) company match
Flexible, uncapped paid vacation*
Progressive parental leave policies*
Discounted gym memberships (nation-wide)
Flexibility around where and when you work*
Hack-a-thons, lunch and learns and other special events
Free laundry service for all positions that require travel*
Access to a comprehensive and company-paid employee assistance program for all employees and their families
Bring your dog to work- every day!
Premium branded SWAG
Stocked snack bar
Catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
Modern and collaborative office environment

*Depends on position

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Flo culture committees: FloFun plans social events and activities FloImpact organizes community outreach FloReward is focused on reward and recognition initiatives FloGrow advocates for learning/
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
FloSports has a dedicated group of employees who focus on diversity and inclusion. This includes two senior executives, our COO and our Head of People Operations.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
FloSports recognizes the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. We start this process with our recruiting processes.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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