Backend Engineer
 Los Angeles, CA
About Rival
Rival is on a mission to transform the $200B live events industry by empowering fans, teams and artists with a modern, authentic and trustworthy commerce experience. Live event ticketing is an industry that hasn’t been meaningfully disrupted in 30 years. It’s fragmented, reliant on legacy systems, susceptible to fraud and lacking in basic security. To build a universal platform, Rival is tackling unique set of problems and we're looking for fearless problems solvers to help us achieve our mission and inspire the fan in everyone.  

The Opportunity:
We are looking for Backend Engineers at all levels that love what they do and want to be involved in every aspect of our development cycle. We are building an ambitious technology platform in a highly collaborative environment where engineers and product managers work closely together.

Design, build, and ship platform service functionality
Develop automated tests to accompany functionality and bug fixes
Collaborate with Product and UX on approach, task breakdown, and sequencing
Help ensure code quality through code reviews and improvements to the development process
Participate in architectural discussions and knowledge sharing sessions

Experience with backend languages and frameworks - we use Python, but it’s okay if you’ve only worked with Java, RoR, Node.js, etc.
Experience with both Relational and Non-Relational Databases
Experience with AWS or similar
Experience with automated testing
Experience building and operating high traffic APIs

Preferred Qualifications
Bonus points if you have used technologies like Kafka, Kinesis, EMR, Redshift, Athena, Terraform, SQS, Dynamo, Redis
Super bonus points if you have created or worked with sophisticated architectures including ETLs, Change Data Capture (CDC), Idempotent transactions, Multi-datasource transactions, Micro-services

Our Team
We are a team of passionate and talented engineers, product managers, designers and operators who have come together to build something the right way from the ground up.

You’re one of us if you:
- Eat complexity for breakfast
- Get inspired by iconic consumer experiences that your friends and family care about
- Intellectually curious and quietly confident; we have big brains, not big egos
- Have a voracious appetite for learning, growing and pushing yourself to the next level
- Inclusive, collaborative and team-first contributor
- Lead with an open heart and mind, and generate joy for others around you

Life @ Rival
Rival respects your whole life. Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a dog parent or you direct musicals (yes we do all that), we know there’s more to you than work. Here are some of the ways we support our squad:
- Medical, Dental & Vision benefits with generous employer contribution
- 401k
- Dog-friendly office in sunny Playa Vista
- Fully subsidized lunch and dinner
- Friendly and focused work environment

Rival is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and dimensional work environment.