Full Time: Fullstack Engineer at issuu in Palo Alto, CA

About issuu

issuu is the world's fastest-growing digital publishing platform.

We are looking for a new member to join our fantastic team.

With great people, unique ideas and stunning technology, we're changing the future of publishing today.

Can you be the best at what you do? Join us!

About the Job

As a Fullstack Engineer, you will join a team of highly skilled developers, designers, and product managers building web applications in an agile environment.

First and foremost, we enjoy delivering results that bring value for the end users while we ensure a high-performance, high-availability, robust product that scales with our traffic (10.000++ req/s ) and data-heavy platforms (100++ terabytes).

We like to work across disciplines, and take a holistic, end-to-end approach to software development.

We enjoy to be at the forefront of development practices.

Agile, Continuous Delivery, Docker and React are not only buzzwords for us, but we also like to take proven approaches like MySQL.

Our daily work involves solving problems from just about every area of computer science, including search, information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression and so on.

Our back-end infrastructure is developed in a range of programming languages depending on the task at hand.

The team you would be joining uses mainly NodeJS (but you might encounter Python).

We also heavily rely on MySQL as our relational database.

Our services are built on Amazon's scalable infrastructure (EC2, S3, RDS, etc.).

A lot of the work is done server-side, but you will also need to be comfortable with creating frontend code that can run in production.

We are proud of running a slim NodeJS/Express server in a production system that serves billions of pages every month.

Our client side applications are a mix of vanilla JavaScript (ES6) and React apps.

As our ideal candidate, you have worked with all technologies mentioned above.

In short, we expect you to be involved in all aspects of issuu's infrastructure and operations.


You have a demonstrated ability to deliver results in a rapidly changing environment as a self-starter and quick learner
You have experience in designing and building robust, high-volume production web applications
Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
Ability to participate in architecture design and build prototypes quickly
Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
Strong experience with NodeJS
Solid experience with relational databases
Experience with Erlang or other functional programming languages a plus
Experience with Amazon Infrastructure services a plus

What We Offer:

You’ll be a part of issuu – an amazing place with room for parents, foodies, geeks, odd birds and the occasional normal person
Informal, inclusive and very flexible workplace
Competitive compensation package
Flat hierarchy – every opinion matters regardless of team and position
Regular hackathons
We're right next to the Caltrain station in Palo Alto and you'll get monthly passes for public transportation
A sleek Mac and a pretty sweet desk setup
Great offices in Palo Alto, Copenhagen and Berlin


Source: Clevertech