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Application Engineer

Bitly is seeking mid-level and senior Application Engineers to help expand our product and back-end services which will have a meaningful impact to our customers and our business.

Our engineering team works on challenging product-focused problems.  Our systems are built to process  over 8 billion clicks per month for people and businesses all over the world. We have a friendly, inclusive culture that's built around helping each other improve and learn. Some of the perks of working at Bitly are catered lunch, awesome snacks and beverages, and fun social events.

As an Application Engineer at Bitly you will:

  • Design and build large scale, distributed, highly available, well tested, and easily managed services.
  • Use a variety of tools and languages including Python, Go, Elasticsearch, Redis, Hadoop, MySQL, Riak, NSQ and more.
  • Create, manage, and improve web APIs that clearly, accurately, and efficiently provide clients with the data they need.
  • Work with people throughout the company to understand the goals, needs, and priorities of systems and turn that understanding into a specific plan of attack.

An ideal candidate for this role:

  • Has a solid background in writing understandable, testable, and efficient code.
  • Has a good understanding of how to design robust and scalable services.
  • Has a desire to work on a diverse set of engineering challenges.
  • Is familiar with relevant tools and technologies and stays up to date with ongoing changes and advancements.
  • Is able to identify and communicate the maintainability, development time, operational cost, and user experience trade-offs of different approaches and solutions.
  • Has a bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent experience.
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