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  • Work on a challenging social music streaming platform
  • Flexible/remote work friendly environment
  • Greenfield product
  • Technology first company
  • Join an experienced tech & product team

Senior Backend Developer

About MusicX:

MusicX is an early-stage, stealth-mode startup focused on innovation in music technology. With funding secured, we're on a mission to revolutionise the music streaming experience, particularly for Gen Z. Our team consists of tech experts and prominent figures in the music industry.

Headquartered in New York, USA (ET), and with our CTO based in Melbourne, Australia (AEST), we operate with a flexible, remote-friendly work culture designed to accommodate our distributed team. We work hard at fostering a focused and friendly workplace, where team members are able to do their best work. Each role also has minimum daily crossover time requirements. For this role the preference timezone is close to Australia to West Coast USA, UTC 8+ to UTC -7. Over the next 6-12 months, we aim to engage closely with users to build a groundbreaking product ready for scale.

Role Overview: 

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer with outstanding technical experience, a mature attitude and a preference for working with a small smart experienced team. This role offers the chance to work on a greenfield product in a technology-first company, creating an intuitive and user-friendly music streaming platform.

  • Build and develop backend services and cloud native capabilities
  • Work with the product team to translate product requirements into technical capability
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code.
  • Integrate with our robust backend infrastructure for a seamless user experience.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • 8+ years of experience building complex software solutions, with 4+ years implementing high-volume, low-latency distributed systems
  • Strong programming skills in Golang and other object-oriented languages (e.g Java, Python, Rust, etc) and a strong grasp of computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, databases, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of software architecture, design patterns, and best practices for building scalable and maintainable systems
  • Experience with SaaS, PaaS, IaaS with hands-on experience of one or more public cloud offerings (AWS)
  • Familiarity working with Amazon AWS services (e.g. RDS, DMS, S3, EC2, CloudWatch, CloudSearch, ElasticSearch, etc).
  • Experience using source control systems, DevOps and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Strong background in OO development with a proficient understanding of fundamental principles such as TDD, DDD, SOLID, DRY and KISS.
  • Experience working with databases SQL, NoSQL, Graph, Vector. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple high priority projects
  • and tasks
  • Preferred timezone close to Australia. West Coast USA, UTC 8+ to UTC -7.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for music and a desire to make a difference.

Desirable Skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • Solid foundation in Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles.
  • Passion for tackling complex technical challenges and finding innovative solutions.

Bonus Points:
  • Data engineering, data science and machine learning experience or knowledge
  • Background in mobile app development for navigation, audio/video streaming, offline playback, and caching mechanisms.
  • Open-source contributions and experience with distributed teams.
  • Understanding of system security and complex software design.
  • Relevant university degree.

Our Advantages:
  • Join a passionate and talented team with a shared vision.
  • Work on a cutting-edge product shaping the future of music.
  • Enjoy a flexible and remote-friendly work environment.

Application Process:
  1. Initial chat with the CTO.
  2. Technical test and task.
  3. Technical interview.
  4. Follow-up chat with the CTO or additional team member.

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