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About GameChanger:

We believe in the life-changing impact of youth sports because they encourage leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and confidence—important life lessons that have the power to propel our youth toward meaningful futures. We recognize that without coaches, parents, and volunteers, organized youth sports could not exist. By connecting kids and families through the medium of sports, we celebrate those dedicated heroes and make it our mission to cover every youth athlete like a pro by delivering live video streaming, scorekeeping, and team communication tools to over 550,000 youth sports teams.

So if you love sports, or building cool products is your sport, GameChanger is the team for you. We are a remote-first, dynamic tech company based in New York City, and we are solving some of the biggest challenges in youth sports today.

The Position:

As a Backend Platform Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the health of our API server codebase and the developer experience of working on it. You’ll own the frameworks and SDK that underpin GameChanger’s development. You will lead changes to our server side codebase to make it more performant, productive, and scalable. You will report to one of our Engineering Managers.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead architectural decisions to ensure productivity as our headcount grows.
  • Drive changes to our API and SDK to facilitate server/client communication.
  • Introduce code patterns and tools to improve developer ergonomics.
  • Collaborate with peers on critical decisions about how our applications are architected and built.
  • Teach and learn with engineers across the company.
  • Promote responsible engineering practices.

Who You Are:

  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience scaling a codebase to a large number of users and engineers.
  • Track record of successful projects utilizing Typescript and Node.js.
  • Experience writing scalable, performant server-side code.
  • Passion and savvy working with the latest in web and server development tech.
  • Comfort working in a multi-disciplined product team.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Experience mentoring engineers.

Experience:

  • Our backend APIs are built with TypeScript, Node.js, Redis, and PostgreSQL and run in AWS.

Perks:

  • Work remotely or from our well-furnished, modern office in NYC’s FiDi.
  • Unlimited vacation policy.
  • Technology stipend - $4,000 every 2 years to purchase new technology.
  • Full health benefits - medical, dental, vision, prescription, FSA/HRA, etc., as well as coverage for family/dependents.
  • Life insurance - basic life, supplemental life, and dependent life.
  • Disability leave - short-term disability and long-term disability.
  • Retirement savings - 401K plan offered through Vanguard, with a company match.
  • Generous maternity/paternity leave.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods Teammate Discount.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Senior Backend Platform Software Engineer