Mobcrush is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - Backend / APIs

Santa Monica, United States
Mobcrush is a mobile game live streaming platform and community. Our mission is to connect the world's billion+ gamers.

We are looking for a senior backend engineer to join our growing team. Experience with Node is not required, but an interest in working with Node.js is. This person must be a self-starter who is comfortable with the demands of building, evolving and maintaining a stable high-availability infrastructure.


  • More than 4 years experience in a software development role
  • Strong Javascript skills (or other substantial OO experience: Python, Scala, Go, C++, Ruby)
  • Excellent software architecture skills and a passion for maintainable, organized code
  • Experienced with AWS, EC3, S3, RDS, CloudFront/CDNs
  • Expert with Linux, Ubuntu/Debian (BASH scripting a plus)
  • Experience with REST-based Web Service API implementation
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL (or similar) Query Tuning
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing highly-scalable architecture
  • Masters/Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent degree or experience


  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Experience with ffmpeg and video transcoding formats and systems
  • Passionate about core gaming and mobile games

Challenges we are Tackling

  • Big data storage, search, processing
  • Services that scale to TBs of data and millions of requests per day
  • Building for the fragility of cloud and distributed services
  • Porting from MongoDB to PostgreSQL
  • Building a socket based architecture for our viewing clients
  • Automated test systems, at scale, in the cloud


  • Develop for all aspects of the technology stack
  • Develop software and technology solutions, solve hard problems and answer to the technical needs of both the product and development teams
  • Continued evolution of automation systems both in-house and in production
  • Shared responsibilities for daily production health

We have a big vision, a strong team, well-funded by top-tier investors, and passionate to create the platform and community for the billion+ gamers globally.

Interested in helping us build the next billion-user platform? If this role and our company speaks to you, we would love to hear from you.