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9 Jun 2022

Full-Time Sr. Platform Engineer

georgia@buzzer – Posted by georgia@buzzer Anywhere

Job Description

Job Description: Sr. Platform Engineer

Hiring Manager: Luis Reyes

About Buzzer

Buzzer delivers the moments that matter to you most. The platform offers a seamless user and viewing experience by aggregating and organizing live sports streaming rights into one cohesive and accessible mobile platform and allowing its users to set up customized alerts based on their preferences. The app is personalized for fans and will be authenticated through existing subscriptions or secure micropayments to buy only and exactly what they want to watch. Buzzer recently raised a Series A investment round that included notable athlete investors such as Michael Jordan, Naomi Osaka, Patrick Mahomes, and Sabrina Ionescu.

We celebrate our community of fans who are fueled by their passion for sports. Founded in New York, our growing remote team is driven by our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to create more opportunities for communities of color. This is how we bring people together.

Our values represent who we are and what we stand for: level the playing field, build bridges, be transparent, celebrate human achievement and practice steward leadership.

Position Overview

Buzzer is a new mobile-only platform that provides curated short-form access to live sports content so fans never have to miss a moment. We are seeking a motivated Sr. Platform Engineer with extensive cloud infrastructure and backend engineering experience to join Buzzer. This is a critical role on our engineering team to build a scalable and accurate solution to serve customers personalized notifications regarding upcoming, interesting live sports look-ins. The role will be essential to building out our backend as we partner with various sports leagues and data providers, each with their own sets of specs and requirements.


In this role you will:


  • Coach and Mentor: As a technical competence leader, be responsible for coaching and mentoring engineers across architecture design, programming languages, and other areas of their professional development in order to grow and level up the engineering organization.

  • Platform Engineering: Directly work on the implementation and development of backend microservices and management of related data stores. You will work closely with other engineering teams to identify and meet their needs in a collaborative, agile environment.

  • Cloud Architecture: Build highly scalable services to support web-based applications and client devices. You will create secure, multi-tenant services, including databases and middleware.

  • Continuous Integration and Deployment: Create and maintain continuous integration and deployment processes, ensuring the entire CI/CD pipeline works as intended.

Buzzer is presently a fully distributed company, which will require this individual to be collaborative, proactive, and comfortable working remotely. You will report directly to Luis Reyes, Engineering Manager, as well as work very closely and collaboratively with the broader engineering teams and product.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience developing and managing scalable infrastructure and applications in the cloud (ideally within AWS)

  • Experience with microservice development

  • Experience with Terraform (or other IaaC tools, such as CloudFormation)

  • Experience with Golang (or other strongly typed languages, such as Java, C, C++)

  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, and Redis)

  • Familiarity with Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development (TDD/BDD)

  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux

  • Working knowledge of source control systems, including Git


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in an agile environment with 2-week sprints

  • Experience working with data analytics and data science

  • Experience building machine learning pipelines, particularly for recommendation engines

  • Experience build data lakes and data pipelines

  • Experience working with graph databases (such as Amazon Neptune)

  • Experience with sports media applications and/or design

  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience


About Strive: Buzzer’s Commitment to Social Impact

Strive is an intentional and impactful initiative that will utilize Buzzer’s unifying platform to invest in equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Buzzer is dedicated to leveling the playing field through our company’s mission, values, product and financial tools in order to create more opportunities for communities of color. Strive will serve as that vehicle for Buzzer to drive positive change and outcomes in our society.

Our Strive Impact Model is designed to invest in these communities through four strategies:

  • Equity: 1% of the company’s equity will be protected and allocated to ‘leveling the playing field.’

  • Net Profits: 1% of net profits will be reinvested into partnering non-profits focused on enhancing and empowering Black communities and communities of color.

  • Consumer Engagement: Invite participation and engagement from each and every Buzzer customer to effect change through partnerships with non-profit organizations aligned to Strive’s mission and vision.

  • Employee Volunteerism: 1% of employees’ time spent at Buzzer will be dedicated to volunteerism.

Buzzer is proud to share that our first product was the Strive Mentorship program, a global mentorship program connecting over 500 industry professionals with over 500 Black college students predominantly from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other universities. This mentorship program ultimately inspired the Strive Initiative and represents our ambitions to lead by doing the right thing for our potential customers, partners, and employees.


How to Apply

If you are interested and would like to learn more, send us an email.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 74 days.

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