Back End Engineer - Saatchi Art for

Back End Engineer - Saatchi Art
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Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, established with the goal of helping people all over the world connect with art and artists they love. We offer an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography in a wide range of prices, and provide artists worldwide with an expertly curated environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. Based in Los Angeles, Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art, making it welcoming and accessible for artists and collectors alike.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

We are looking for a Back End Engineer who is dedicated, results-oriented, and a tenacious problem-solver to join our Saatchi Art engineering team at our Santa Monica, CA office.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Back End Engineer grows with us.

A typical day as a Back End Engineer might include:

  • Utilizing back-end technologies to bolster our social networking platform, single page artist tools, and mobile-optimized site
  • Working with a team of experienced developers in the creation and maintenance of next generation artist tools, and enhancing the e-Commerce experience
  • Designing and coding new application features and functionality, working closely with product, marketing, operations, and QA teams
  • You’ll be successful if you are a results-oriented, hardworking, ambitious, and driven self-starter.

What You Have:

  • Production experience working with scalable/distributed systems.
  • 3+ years' experience working with a scripting language (PHP/Python/Ruby). Laravel/Symfony experience strongly desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Strong knowledge of OO concepts and design patterns
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Github, Travis CI, Jenkins)
  • Experience designing REST APIs and implementing oAuth2 security protocol
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience using Git
  • Basic fluency with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large.
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

Huge Pluses:

  • Experience with virtualization technologies like Vagrant/Docker
  • Experience with Puppet/Chef/Ansible for provisioning servers and deploying applications/services
  • One additional language and web framework (Ruby/Rails, JavaScript/Node.js/React.js)
  • Asynchronous programming
  • Strong experience using Search Engine technologies (Solr/Elasticsearch)
  • AWS (EC2, Route53, SNS, SQS)
  • CDNs (Cloudfront, Akamai)

Who We Are:

We create experiences that celebrate the best of art, design, and technology. We want smart, curious people committed to putting people first, having fun while they work, a commitment to high quality service to make things better and a desire for constant growth. We work in a fun, hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. Check us out here:

What We Have:

  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company Los Angeles award Comparably
  • Cool office environment and culture (i.e., Free Lunch Fridays, and all of the other fun activities we gather for)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs
  • 401K
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

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