Canary is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer - Scalability

New York, United States

Hi, we’re Canary… a NYC-based startup that helps people connect to their family, their community and their home in new ways. Our first product is an award-winning, all-in-one home security device that makes it easy to not just see, but understand what’s happening in your home from anywhere.

The world of IoT is brand new. No one has it figured it out yet. For a market that will move $120B in two years it’s still a wide open playing field. Canary is growing at a fast pace and we need people to help us stay ahead in innovation and set standards for this nascent industry.

As a Senior Scalability Backend Engineer on the Platform team you’ll be tasked with designing and building tools that will support our continuous growth, handle the load we’re about to have and enable to add features at an even faster speed while exploring the new technologies that are about to define the IoT market.

If you are curious, likes to give simple solutions to complex problems, proactive and likes to work with cutting edges tools (and sometimes creating new ones) give us a shout.

What You'll Need To Have:

  • 4+ years of experience building scalable, high-performance, reliable, highly available distributed systems with a high degree of automation.
  • Experience with scalability -- load and functional. Geographical is highly desirable.
  • Cloud experience. AWS prefered but different platforms are also acceptable.
  • Experience with routing, networking, p2p, (m)DNS would certainly count in your favor. :)
  • Experience with video technologies like WebRTC and SIP and are a HUGE bonus.

A Little About Us:

We’re Canary, a New York City-based startup that believes the best technology makes you smarter, puts you in control, and gives you access to the information you need. That’s why we’re dedicated to developing easy-to-use technology that protects, empowers, and has a meaningful impact on people, families, and their communities.

Our first product made Indiegogo history as the most successful connected home crowdfunded product ever, and has proven that there’s a real demand for a simple, intelligent, all-in-one home security device. We think it’s because Canary does more than protect your home; it gives people control, connects them to their loved ones, and helps them hold on to the moments that matter.

We're looking for brilliant, talented people who love toppling giants, working autonomously in small teams, solving challenging problems, and developing real solutions for everyday use. If that sounds like you, come join us and help us make the world feel safe and secure.

What can we give you?

  • Comprehensive health insurance.
  • Daily catered lunch.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Unlimited vacation.
  • Dog friendly office.
  • Reimbursement for commuter costs.
  • A beautiful and industrial office space.