Lead Back-End Engineer

Stanza, San Francisco

BRING YOUR EVENTS TO LIFE Don’t let your fans miss a moment.


About Stanza

Hundreds of millions of pageviews, natural language processing, real-time user analytics, header bidding… these are just a few of the challenges we face at Stanza. To the consumer, Stanza is a seamless calendar integration, allowing users to sync their favorite interests and events such as concerts, sporting events, movie releases, and esports. With partners such as Warner Brothers, NBC Sports, CBS, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and many more, Stanza is becoming the default way to embed and share calendars on the web.


We are redefining the purpose of a calendar with one core value in mind: Your Time Matters. With hundreds of millions of synced events and global reach, our goal is to make sure that each and every user spends more time doing what they love. We are a fun, bright, diverse team that's passionate about solving problems in an elegant way using cutting-edge technologies.


Stanza is backed by top-tier venture investors and is headquartered in San Francisco.

What you will do

  • Contribute high-quality code to build products with security, reliability, availability, and scale
  • Design and build highly scalable back-end systems
  • Explore new technologies to support business needs (such as Neo4J, GraphQL, and Relay)
  • Build real-time analytics infrastructure (Kafka, Spark MLLib, Amazon Kinesis, etc)
  • Identify and push efforts to improve automation
  • Function well in a fast-paced, open, and bold culture in rapidly-changing environment
  • Mentor, train, and lead by example

Who you are

  • Technical lead
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science
  • 5+ years experience with back-end scaling challenges
  • System architecture knowledge is a huge plus
  • Experience in building search functionality a plus
  • Deep understanding with data stores such as MongoDB and SQL
  • Experience building resilient services
  • Fluent in Node.js / JavaScript
  • AWS / cloud computing experience

What else

  • Exciting startup environment with competitive salary with equity
  • Commuter reimbursements
  • Catered lunches several times a week
  • Medical, vision and dental benefits

About Stanza

How we got here At Stanza, we believe that time is your scarcest resource. We understand that every day you make a choice about how to spend your time, and who you want to spend it with. These choices are important, and sometimes it feels like you're catching up with yourself instead of actively deciding what to do. We've been there - we're former bankers, researchers, athletes, and generally busy people - we know the struggle. This is why we've come together to create a beautiful, seamless way for you to keep track of how you're managing your scarcest resource. We're making calendar manageable. We're putting you back in the driver's seat of your busy life, so that never again will you miss the events that truly matter.


Want to learn more about Stanza? Visit Stanza's website.