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Senior Backend Engineer - Data Services

Seattle, WA
  • Posted: March 13, 2023
  • $170,000 to $200,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Position Overview 

Panopto is seeking an experienced backend software developer to join our Data Services team. We are looking for someone who loves solving interesting technical challenges and enabling compelling customer experiences to help us build high-performance services and processing engines that power our data services and capabilities across the world.

About the Role

As a senior developer, you’ll be tasked with ensuring that all of our scalable systems remain robust while consistently delivering quick turnaround for an ever-growing stream of requests and millions of hours of content a month. You’ll have opportunities to further simplify and streamline our ability to maintain our product and to build fundamental architectural cornerstones that will empower the rest of the development team.

This position requires backend software engineering skills, drawing on experience coding and doing technical designs in high-scale systems. Ideal candidates have a strong attention to detail and desire to get to the bottom of how things work, a drive to take action and improve things where they can, along with a natural focus on ensuring an excellent customer experience. If you’re interested in working on a rapidly evolving system loaded with interesting challenges and complex problems, we want to talk to you.

About You

These are some of the technical and non-technical skills and experiences key for this role:

+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent amount of experience or training in industry

+ 7+ years of experience working on complex projects in a professional environment with the following technical expertise:

+ Relational database architecture, design and optimization at high scale

+ Hands-on experience with query plans, indexing, blocking, deadlocks, etc. Preferably with MS SQL Server/T-SQL

+ Object-oriented programming experience with a focus on C#

+ Hands-on development experience with Rest APIs and microservices-oriented architecture

+ Computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, parallel or distributed systems

+ Software engineering skills: componentization, unit test, testing, coding/designing for fault tolerance, etc.

+ Technical design skills in backend and high-scale distributed systems

+ Engineering experience in a DevOps model including SDLC best practices, deployments, incidents, troubleshooting, etc.

+ Collaborative with clear communication skills

+ A track record of and passion for transparency

How you work / what motivates you:

+ Customer focus and a love for solving customer problems

+ Ability to rapidly prototype ideas and code for production

+ A security oriented mindset and desire to build robust and secure systems

+ Collaborating with others to build something with lasting impact.

+ A love for learning and a desire to grow and to help improve the team around you.

Extra credit areas of knowledge:

+ Experience in implementation and support of full text search engine and technologies: Lucene/Solr 

+ DBA experience: backup/restore, roles/permissions, archiving, etc

+ Cloud platforms such as AWS EC2, S3, CloudWatch, Databases, etc.

+ In depth expertise in caching systems and web servers

+ Experience running either (or both) Windows and Linux systems in production

+ A willingness to take on, drive, own and maintain a variety of large and small projects

Total Rewards

In the spirit of pay transparency, Panopto is excited to share the salary range for this position which is $170,000 - $200,000 USD per year. This salary range may include multiple levels. Your level is based on our assessment of your interview performance, skills, experience, and/or location. Salary is just one component of Panopto’s total compensation package for employees. Your total rewards package at Panopto will include 100% employer-paid health benefits for you and your dependents, 401k match, unlimited PTO, and more. All employees participate in our annual bonus program. A full list of our total reward offerings can be found here ( . 

Panopto is committed to pay equity and transparency. We explicitly do not negotiate salary outside of the defined range to ensure that we aren’t introducing bias that could lead to pay inequities within the team between candidates who have different negotiation tactics.

About Panopto

We believe that video can have a transformative effect on learning. So we built a video platform that helps businesses and universities improve the way that they train, teach, and share knowledge. Since 2007, we have been a pioneer in video capture software, video management, and inside-video-search technology. Panopto has been adopted by more than 1,500 companies and universities worldwide with over ten million end users. Today, Panopto’s video management system is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture.

Panopto’s mission is to help anyone share knowledge using video. Our user base is as diverse as the world’s universities and businesses. To fulfill our mission with the best products and services, we eagerly seek people who bring diversity of background, experience, and thought to create an engaging work environment, foster innovation and better understand and meet the needs of our users. We encourage people from underrepresented and/or marginalized backgrounds, including BIPOC, LatinX, LGBTQ+, women, and people with disabilities, to apply.

Panopto is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you require accommodation for interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please provide more detail on how we can further support you utilizing this form ( .

Panopto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Remote, US: Candidates looking for flexible or remote-friendly positions are encouraged to apply. Employees in this position are eligible to work remotely on a permanent basis, but have the option to work out of our Seattle or Pittsburgh office. Panopto's Seattle office is located in Smith Tower in the heart of the Pioneer Square neighborhood or at our Pittsburgh office which is on the north side of Pittsburgh along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail with quick access to downtown. 

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