Senior+ Backend
Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA
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About Us
Gamma is inventing a new way to present ideas, powered by AI. We're building at the โ€‹forefrontโ€‹ of generative AI to automate all the hard parts of designing a beautiful presentation and developing a stunning website. We help millions of people express themselves, making content creation feel effortless.
A bit more about us:
๐Ÿ“ˆ Over 10 million users, all driven by word-of-mouth
๐Ÿ’ฐ Profitable - and we've also raised $20M+, with Seed + Series A led by Accel
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 16 team members - we're a lean team that ships constantly
๐ŸŒ San Francisco based - most of us are in office ~3 days a week
What we're looking for
We're seeking an experienced backend engineer to join our team.
We're looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds who are interested in:
  • Scaling our systems to millions of users while maintaining high performance and availability
  • Moving fast and shipping to production daily
  • Working on both dev-ops type projects and application features
  • Thinking about infrastructure scaling and performance as top priorities
  • Debugging thorny and complex bugs without much to go on
Above all, we're looking for someone with a passion for building APIs, scaling complex systems, and creating awesome web apps. We care as much about your attitude and curiosity as your technical knowledge and experience working in large scale production systems.
What you'll be working on
Over the past year or so, we've grown from a private beta serving hundreds of active users to a hot AI tool growing faster everyday with millions of users hitting our servers from around the world at all hours of the day. Gamma.app never sleeps!
You'll be responsible for building out new APIs, designing new data models and schemas, and helping brainstorm ways to engineer more performantly.
We've also had our fair share of scaling challenges and are looking for someone with a passion for ramping up and hardening our services to handle the next order of magnitude of load. From Kafka pipelines to realtime AI streaming to live subscription updates as data changes, you'll be figuring out where the bottlenecks and system risks are and leading efforts to scale them up.
Requirements
This position is an onsite role in San Francisco with a hybrid flexible work culture. You'll be expected to come in to our Potrero Hill office 2-3 days per week with a schedule that works best for you.
Must Have
  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer
  • A degree in computer science or related field
  • A deep & strong understanding of:
  • Large and complex relational databases at scale
  • Service oriented architectures
  • Running NodeJS systems at scale
  • HTTP and Websocket communication protocols
  • Experience writing and maintaining highly-available web APIs
  • Experience with large scale event steaming systems, preferably Apache Kafka
  • Experience working in large complex production scale codebases
Nice to Have
  • Experience with AI prompting and large language models
  • AI is a core part of our application and all engineers contribute to these features
  • Experience programming with Typescript
  • Experience with Prisma and Apollo GraphQL
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries to help us understand our data
  • Experience with high throughput data warehouse pipelines
  • Experience with Terraform and AWS Services
Our Stack
While this role is backend focused, you'll inevitably be working across the entire product. Fortunately, we're building a full Typescript stack centered around some of the most modern and popular technologies:
Why Gamma?
๐Ÿš€ Get in on the ground floor. You'll be joining early enough to set the course of our company and change how millions of people around the world express themselves.
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ Generous compensation and benefits. We're well funded and offer medical, dental, and vision benefits.
๐Ÿ‘ช Experienced mentors and peers. We've all seen success and failure and care deeply about building a sustainable culture and business.
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Unlimited PTO. We're flexible and encourage everyone to take time off as needed.
๐Ÿผ Family friendly. We offer 3 months parental leave and flexible hours.
๐ŸŒ‰ A beautiful office in sunny Potrero Hill. There's ample parking and great restaurants nearby.
The Team
We've got a team full of energy that enjoys everything from tennis to sewing to dogs to baseball to woodworking to cricket and more. Click on the photo below to meet each one of us and check out our โ€‹Meet Team Gammaโ€‹ deck for some more details on us all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ