Senior Backend Developer

    Miuros Published: May 11, 2018
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    Miuros is a fast-growing startup on a mission to make Customer Service smarter and faster for everyone, leveraging on domain expertise and Artificial Intelligence.

    We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer that supports the company’s growth and helps it get to the next level.

    Sounds good. So what will I be working on?

    • Introduce innovations (from monitoring systems and message queues to new frameworks) to improve reliability and performance
    • Develop new API-based integrations to connect Miuros to innovative Customer Service/Management platforms
    • Feed the data scientists with data, abstracting away some of its complexity
    • Maintain and extend a relational database that serves our frontend
    • Implement dev ops to make all dev lives easier (including yours)
    • Scale our architecture as the company grows, optimizing performance and resource consumption

    What are you expecting from me?

    • You are passionate about object-oriented programming and writing code that is easy to (1) understand, (2) maintain/extend, (3) test, (4) re-use
    • You are passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems, with one eye on your weekly goals and the other on long-term benefits
    • You are a driver. You can work with limited supervision, but you are also happy to brainstorm on technical solutions with the dev team, be receptive to feedback, and coach more junior profiles
    • You can work from our offices in Paris or Lyon, or remotely anywhere in Europe. You are experienced with working in a remote team setup
    • You love Agile and can help transition to more structured processes as the dev team grows
    • You are fluent in English, you can communicate what you have in mind effortlessly and can write documentation
    • You are very competitive at chess and table tennis (joking — if you can beat everyone in the team, we wouldn’t like it)

    Okay, but what technologies should I be really good at?

    • Java (5+ years)
      -- Design patterns (you can write an iterator or a singleton blindly)
      -- API clients (you eat Json and HTTPS for breakfast)
      -- Logging (you love logging libraries and hate System.out.println)
      -- Unit testing (you are happy only when you see a full green bar)
      -- Profiling (you don’t panic for an OutOfMemoryError)
      -- External libraries (you don’t like to reinvent the wheel)
    • Relational databases (5+ years)
      -- Postgres (preferred), MySQL, Oracle
      -- Data modelling (you understand the pros and cons of normalizing data)
      -- Query optimization (you can read a query plan and act on it)
      -- Performance and administration (you know when to vacuum, partition, precompute data and create tablespaces)
    • Sys admin (3+ years)
      -- Familiarity with tmux, vim, crontab, top, grep and other standard tools
      -- Unix scripting (after doing the same thing 5 times, you know it’s time to automate, and you can do it quickly)
      -- Scalability (you can scale a single-machine env into a distributed system)
      -- Keep the machines secure (library updates, firewalls, access control, etc)
      -- Inspect logs for quick troubleshooting
    • Dev ops (3+ years)
      -- Git (you pull, branch, merge like a ninja, and adopt workflows like GitFlow)
      -- Building and deploying (you can set up Continuous Integration)

    Is that it? Anything else?

    Since you asked, it would be a plus if you also had some experience in some of these areas

    • Managing an AWS infrastructure
    • Scripting in Python
    • Working with MongoDB or other NoSQL databases
    • Working with Elasticsearch
    • Front-end dev (Javascript, CSS, Angular.js, React, etc)

    Can I share something more about me?

    Yes, you should!

    • LinkedIn profile
    • StackOverflow profile
    • GitHub profile
    • A brief description of an exciting project you have been working on, whether it was for a company, an open-source library, or pure fun.

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