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Senior Backend Software Engineer

What is Athenascope? We've spent the last year working at the intersection of gaming media and structured neural networks. We’ve started with AI-powered highlights, game detection, clipping, and editing – and built a community passionate about the product and its potential. We have a strong start and a lot more products that we’re looking forward to building.

Why us? Our interest in gaming starts at the top; our team comes from a mix of tech and gaming backgrounds, with a unanimous interest in games of all genres (eg, we have an #animalcrossing Slack channel). Our seed was led by First Round Capital and we’re well capitalized to take on the challenge.

Where do you come in? We’re looking for a senior backend engineer to take us to the next level of development. We’re looking for team members that can help us meet the challenge of growing so quickly.

You will join the engineering team and work alongside other leaders who have built and shipped AI and Machine Learning products at Google, Facebook, Grokker, and Xfire.

Our stack is currently based on AWS, Docker, JavaScript, Libav, Terraform, Node.js, React Native.


  • Lead and execute server-driven technical projects.
  • Optimize AWS infrastructure to improve reliability.
  • Proactively find and address scalability issues.
  • Make architectural decisions for high impact cross-discipline projects.
  • Review code and architecture plans to maintain high quality.

What You Bring

  • 5+ years of experience in backend engineering.
  • Experience with some combination of: Node.JS, Terraform, AWS, MySQL, Redis, Docker, GraphQL.
  • Ability to move fast and maintain stable infrastructure.
  • Early startup experience and familiarity with the streaming industry strongly preferred.


To apply, send your resume and cover letter to The subject line should be the job title.