Software Engineer - Application Dev

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Are you interested in building apps used by 100s of millions of people? Livefyre is looking for an Application Engineer to design and build cutting edge web user experiences at scale (>250M global uniques monthly). 

The Role

  • Work with product managers, designers, and other engineers to build real-time web applications
  • Build rich apps in Javascript that scale using the latest web development tools, technologies, and practices
  • Build services using Python frameworks and persistence layers
  • Ensure testability and maintainability of software over many cycles of development


  • 2+ years experience building Internet software products at high scale
  • Excellent team and communication skills
  • Extremely proficient in JavaScript and at least one other language, preferably Python
  • Understanding of frontend architecture patterns and familiarity with the latest JavaScript frameworks and development tools
  • Strong understanding of web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, HTTP, CORS, Restful APIs, Auth protocols
  • Experience with data store (MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, etc.) and data access layers and patterns
  • Experience with current development practices: unit testing, source control, deployment tools, cloud services such as AWS
  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals and design patterns
  • Ability to troubleshoot, especially under fire
  • Sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced environment

About Livefyre

Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time content, conversation and social curation. The new Livefyre Studio puts billions of pieces of content at a marketer’s fingertips and lets them integrate that content into their digital marketing assets, websites, and mobile apps to increase traffic, user engagement and revenue. Livefyre is powering real-time experiences for over 1,000 leading brands including AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony PlayStation, Sports Illustrated, Unilever and Universal Music Group. Livefyre acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013 and social application provider Realtidbits in November 2013.  

Founded in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Sydney, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times two years in a row and 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the year by the World Technology Network. For more information, visit or follow us Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre or @storify.

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