Back End Engineer


Venice, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/23/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Venice, CA, 90291

About Genies

Genies builds avatars for people and communities.

Job Description

Founded by Akash Nigam, Evan Rosenbaum and Jake Adams, Genies is the world’s largest avatar technology company and driving force in the creation of digital identities that can be used across platforms. The company is setting the foundation for swift, widespread adaptation of avatars in society and culture through its internationally renowned Avatar Agency and SDK partnerships. With investors such as NEA, Breyer Capital, CAA, and Tull Investment Group, Genies is creating a network of platforms and marketplaces where virtual identities lead the way in digital communication, connection, commercialization, and monetization. To date, the technology has been used by the likes of Gucci, FritoLay, GIPHY, Offset, Justin Bieber and many more.


  • Development of backend services supporting mobile and web applications
  • Development of video rendering and encoding pipeline 
  • Be responsible for the complete lifecycle of product features from planning to implementation to testing to live ops
  • Build and operate high-quality infrastructure and services
  • Day-to-day coding, performance profiling, optimization and general troubleshooting for new features and existing features
  • Work with the engineering team to help plan the company's long-term engineering roadmap and identify areas of improvement
  • Design database schemas
  • Scale our infrastructure
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science and 6+ years professional experience as a backend engineer
  • Experience in NoSQL database design and development
  • Experience in Linux & Windows server administration
  • Experience in developing, designing and working with APIs, distributed databases and caching systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform
  • Knowledge of Cloud security best practices and cost-effective cloud architecture
  • Node.js - development with JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Best practices and hands on experience in handling multi-tier architectures, deployments, and backup systems
  • Robust exploratory/experimental skills.
  • Self-starter, analytical, creative, highly motivated with a visionary spirit
  • Strong skills in terms of identifying and articulating goals and risks to management
  • Team player with strong influencing skills

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.