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Software Engineer - System Architecture

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Who are you?

Livefyre is looking for a Software Engineer/Architect to design and build our cutting-edge products at web scale. You will work with our backend team and Chief Architect to build the core infrastructure components that support our real-time platform. This position requires disruptive and creative thinking - the status quo might work today but will be quickly rendered obsolete by scale and product innovation - and the ability to work within a team to realize ambitious goals.  This is an incredible opportunity for you to join a growing team solving extremely challenging engineering issues at a scale that few companies can rival today.

What will you be doing?

  • Planning, designing and coding (in Python and Java).

  • Designing our server architecture for scale: proxies, caching and asynchronous processing.

  • Building services for storing and accessing data.

  • Designing and coding for testability and maintainability.

  • Working with a small and focused team.

Key Skills

  • Expert-level programming in at least one language.

  • Web fundamentals: HTTP, CORS, WebSockets.

  • Web server technologies: HTTP servers, caching, proxies, load balancers.

  • Service-oriented architecture, event-driven architecture and the use of messaging in large-scale applications.

  • Data stores (MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, etc.) and data access patterns and strategies.

  • Good development practices: unit testing, git, agile methodology.

  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals and design patterns.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, especially under fire.

  • Sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Who are we? 

Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre, brands can integrate real-time, social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements, and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the sixth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 250 leading brands including American Idol, AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times. 

Founded in 2009 with office in San Francisco and New York, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. For more information, visit www.livefyre.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre.


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