Platform Engineer (API)

Tenor is seeking a Platform engineer with 6+ years of experience. Ideal candidate has experience scaling and building out web services at a small-to-medium sized startup, has built large-scale publicly accessible web APIs, has a strong sense of initiative, can lead a project, hit deadlines, and delegate tasks in a small team environment, and is passionate about creating clean, readable, and reusable code. The dream candidate would be a team player yet independent, a creative problem solver, is passionate about the consumer and is obsessed with creating a product/consumer match, and has a willingness to solve any problems when they arise (willing to be “on-call”).


Here are the kinds of skills we are looking for: 
-AWS (scaling from millions to hundreds of millions of users) 
-Python 
-Object-Oriented Programming 
-Web Services and API Development 
-Server-Side and Back-End Development 
-Infrastructure and Scaling/Scalability Experience 
-Consumer facing product Experience 
-Project, Team, or Product Management 
-API or Tech Evangelism or Business Development Experience


Highly preferred (and will be considered for lead position) if you have experience working with/on: 
-Tool Development and Automation (setting up CI/CD environments) 
-Experience building client-side libraries (SDKs, etc.) for web services 
-Framework Development 
-Architecture and Database Design 
-Database Engineering 
-Shell Scripting 
-Linux or other Unix-like Operating Systems 
-Computer Science Degree


At Tenor, we have a strong developer culture and are always looking for bright engineers to join our team. Even if you don’t meet these requirements, always feel free to send an application over so we can consider you for future openings. We love engineers who can get into the product side of things, and have a strong design sensibility as well.


What We're Building

Tenor (formerly Riffsy) helps people find the right GIF at the right moment. In a world that now largely operates via texts, social media messages, DMs and Slack channels, it can be hard to articulate exactly what you mean with keystrokes alone. Tenor’s GIF Keyboard makes it easy for people to visually express what’s on their mind.


Beyond Tenor's GIF Keyboard, we extend our mobile-focused experience through our API, powering GIF sharing for partners like Facebook Messenger, Google’s G Board, LinkedIn, Kik, Kika, LinkedIn & Vodafone. Together across Tenor's offerings, hundreds of millions of users perform billions of searches every month for GIFs and videos from the world’s greatest content creators.


The company is based in San Francisco, and is backed by Redpoint and Menlo Ventures.



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