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In office: Culver City

  • 🇺🇸 United States
Annual Salary
USD 100k - USD 500k

Principal Backend Engineer


Spotter, named one of TIME100's Most Influential Companies this year, empowers top YouTube creators to accelerate their business and unleash their full creative potential by giving them access to the capital, knowledge, and community they need to succeed at scale. As the top provider of creator-friendly growth capital, Spotter tailors our investments to meet the unique needs of each creator we partner with, giving them the freedom to create without compromise.

Creators are free to reinvest their funds however they choose, from hiring a team, to building their own production studios, and everything in between, all while maintaining total control over their catalogs, their channels, and their future earnings. In addition to funding, Spotter provides creators with in-depth data insights into the performance of their existing content, enabling them to leverage the full value of their library, as well as the value of future uploads and how they can improve performance in the future.

Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Variety, Axios, and more, Spotter has already deployed over $850 million to YouTube creators to reinvest in themselves and accelerate their growth. Spotter has licensed content that consists of over 725,000 videos , which generate 88 billion monthly watch-time minutes. With our curated premium video catalog, we deliver a unique scaled media solution to Advertisers and Ad Agencies that is transparent, efficient, and 100% brand safe.

What You’ll Do

Join Spotter's elite engineering team as a Senior Backend Engineer specializing in Microservices and AI built with Python and Node. This role demands a seasoned engineer with a deep understanding of distributed systems, microservices architecture, and AI technologies. Your expertise will be instrumental in building and scaling our next-generation backend systems.

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable and resilient microservices, focusing on high-throughput and low-latency requirements.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and translate requirements into robust, scalable software solutions.

  • Drive technical excellence through code reviews, architectural discussions, and implementing best practices.

  • Work closely with stakeholders to identify requirements, define project scope, and prioritize features for development.

  • Design, development, and implementation of complex software solutions using Node/Python.

  • Own multiple services, from ideation to delivery, ensuring alignment with business goals and customer needs.

Who You Are

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in software development, with a focus on backend engineering.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.

  • Extensive experience in building and maintaining microservices architecture.

  • Familiarity with Generative AI, OpenAI, LLama2, Stable Diffusion is a plus

  • Strong experience in building microservices using Node/Python and related technologies (Express, NestJS, Django, FastAPI, etc.).

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform is a plus.

  • Solid understanding of CI/CD principles and hands-on experience with Github actions, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, or similar.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, particularly in the world of microservices

  • Excellent communication skills, capable of collaborating effectively across multiple teams.

Why Spotter

  • Medical & Dental insurance covered up to 100%

  • Vision insurance

  • 401(k) matching

  • Stock options

  • Complimentary gym access

  • Autonomy and upward mobility

  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in Culver City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range is: $100K-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual discretionary bonus and equity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Spotter requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment.

Spotter is an equal opportunity employer. Spotter does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, use of or request for family or medical leave, political affiliation, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations as part of the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.