Back End Engineer

Tenor is seeking a Back-End engineer with 3+ years of experience (excellent candidates with experience scaling to millions of users will be considered). Ideal candidate has experience scaling at a small-to-medium sized startup, and must be able to implement features independently from end-to-end, has a strong sense of initiative, and is passionate about creating clean, readable, and reusable code. The dream candidate would be a team player yet independent, a creative problem solver, 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 tens or hundreds of millions of users) 
Infrastructure and Scaling/Scalability Experience 
Object-Oriented Programming 
Consumer facing product experience

Bonus Points if you have experience working with/on: 
A gaming company or video-based company 
5+ years of work experience 
Java, C++, Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, or other Object-Oriented Programming Language 
Web Services 
API Development 
Video Codecs 
Server-Side and Back-End Development 
Tool Development and Automation 
Architecture and Database Design 
Shell Scripting 
Linux or other Unix-like Operating Systems

If you’re interested in this position, please email an introduction and your resume to

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 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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