Senior Backend Developer

Replay Digital Ltd • Posted July 26th

Location
REMOTE ONLY
Position
Category
Software Development
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We are a small, but growing team, of highly technical and experienced developers, which means you’ll have a huge impact on the decisions and the work being done. We all work remotely, 100% of the time. We’re currently spread out across Europe and South America.


You’ll be responsible for maintaining and creating new backend features on all of our systems. These include the poker game server, poker lobby, and not-quite-so-exciting auxiliary services (scheduling, etc).

We have a huge array of interesting problems to solve such as hunting down and killing the (thankfully) occasional performance issue, adding new features to bring happiness to our players and operations team, taking old code which has seen better days, and refactoring it into something new and shiny that we can all be proud of, and much more. You’ll own the product as much as any of us and take collective responsibility in maintaining and improving it over time.

We look for smart and independent people who work best in a team where everyone pulls their weight and collaborates with each other. Proactivity is key so we can improve and expand our systems without micromanagement. You will be given some freedom and with that comes responsibility (insert Spider-Man quote here).

We are not afraid of using new technologies when we have to, but know that sometimes boring technology is the best solution. Using the best tools for the job is taken seriously and we expect everyone to be flexible enough to learn and use them.

Our stack
  • Poker lobby: Ruby on Rails (latest), a single page application with Backbone.js
  • Poker game server: written in Ruby (and a bit of Elixir)
  • Poker game client: React/JS client
  • Other technologies used: MySQL, Sidekiq, Redis, NodeJS, Go, Kubernetes, and many more
You will
  • Have expert knowledge of Ruby and its surrounding environment
  • Have expert knowledge of SQL and databases
  • Have expert knowledge of Unix
  • Have some knowledge of HTML5 and modern CSS (Less/Sass)
  • Have 5+ years of Ruby development experience
  • Have experience using modern JavaScript on the web (with or without a framework)
  • Have experience writing automated tests, be it BDD, TDD, etc
  • Have a good understanding of HTTP and REST-ful APIs
  • Be confident working with git, code review, and pull requests
  • Be eager to learn and able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively
  • Have excellent English language skills (fluent speaking)

Ideally, you should
  • Have experience with React/Backbone
  • Have experience with GraphQL
  • Have experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Have professional experience working remotely
  • Have contributed to open source projects
  • Enjoy playing poker!

What we offer
  • Plenty of autonomy for you to work the way you think you're most productive
  • A flexible process with the focus on efficiency of working with minimal bureaucracy
  • A mixture of fun and challenging projects working on a real-time game
  • Competitive salary (negotiable and depending on experience/skills)