Ruby Backend Engineer

Vimeo, New York, NY

High-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos

As an OTT backend engineer at Vimeo, you’ll do a bit of everything. Just a few examples include: handling payments across multiple platforms, optimizing video delivery and transcoding, iterating on our API to serve a growing number of app platforms. Are you passionate about solving complex and interesting problems in the video technology space? Are you obsessed with scale, performance, and building beautiful products? Do you seek a casual workplace that’s serious about making great products and a healthy work/life balance? If so, we’re looking for you!

In this role, you will:

  • Evolve and scale application architecture and services
  • Implement live video and advertising into streaming pipeline and players
  • Improve metrics, monitoring, and alerts for all critical services
  • Improve caching and performance across applications and CDN (we use Fastly)
  • Write well-tested, performant, and maintainable code
  • Help move applications to a service oriented architecture
  • Help mentor and grow engineers

What we’re expecting:

  • Proficient in Ruby
  • Experience with Node.js and/or React
  • Experience with AWS Lambda
  • Strong Dev Ops experience is a plus. We are actively moving services from Heroku to AWS
  • Proactive, good communicator, and organized
  • You have developed libraries or applications and want to show them to us
  • Proven track record of building production-ready web applications
  • Appreciation for the peace of mind that comes with well-tested, peer-reviewed, and documented code
  • You take ownership and monitor the things you architect
  • Comfort with both SQL and an ORM, and have exposure to a variety of database technologies
  • Great written and verbal communication
  • You are self-directed and able to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines
  • You are cool as a cucumber under pressure

Bonus points:

  • Experience with video delivery or transcoding
  • Experience with payment platforms
  • Experience with managing infrastructure on AWS

About us:

Vimeo empowers video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 60 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.vimeo.com.

About Vimeo

Vimeo is the quality, open video platform for creative people around the world. Vimeo was founded in 2004 by filmmakers who wanted a fun, easy, uncluttered way to share their work and moments from their lives. We remain true to that mission by continually striving to help people with a wide range of passions share the things they create and care about. In everything we build for creators and their audiences, our goal is simple: make life worth watching. 

Want to learn more about Vimeo? Visit https://vimeo.com/