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Senior Backend Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
PlayVS is the leading amateur esports platform in North America. We are the single community where players come together to compete, fans gather to spectate, and coaches manage their programs. We offer an incredible, full-stack esport platform—game integrations, team-building tools, leagues, tournaments, and schedules—and our software products tie everything together into a cohesive experience.
Do you have a passion for building innovative software products and a deep understanding of modern web technologies? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy tackling complex technical challenges? If so, then we want to hear from you!
PlayVS is searching for a talented Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will play a key part in designing, developing, and implementing features for our platform, using your expertise in Node.js, TypeScript, and GraphQL to create exceptional user experiences.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Lead the design and implementation of new and complex software features, GraphQL APIs, and backend systems for our platform.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (product managers, designers, and other engineers) to turn product concepts into reality.
  • Work closely with other engineers to develop new features, APIs, improvements, and fixes for scalability and performance.
  • Troubleshoot production issues and implement effective solutions.
  • Champion a growth mindset, fostering experimentation, data analysis, and prioritizing tasks based on impact.
  • Contribute to a strong engineering culture by writing clean, maintainable code, reviewing code from others, and improving our test coverage.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to understanding our customers and their needs.
  • Clearly communicate technical concepts, both verbally and in writing, to various audiences.

Here's What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience in product development with a successful track record of building and delivering software products with an emphasis on performance and scalability.
  • Thorough understanding of Node.js and its core principles.
  • Familiarity with TypeScript and its application in large-scale development.
  • Experience with GraphQL and Apollo frameworks.
  • Strong desire to understand customer needs and translate them into actionable solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate effectively across teams (excellent proficiency or fluency in English).
  • Growth mindset: you thrive on experimentation, data analysis, and ruthless prioritization for maximum impact.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a cross-functional team.

Bonus Point For:

  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.).
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • A passion for esports, gaming, or education technology and the problems PlayVS can uniquely solve.
PlayVS is an equal-opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for our customers, employees, and applicants. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
If you have a disability or special need that requires an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@playvs.com