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Backend & Devops Software Engineer, Gumband

Deeplocal is hiring a Backend & Devops Software Engineer to architect, build, and maintain a robust and scalable backend infrastructure for Gumband, which is Deeplocal’s proprietary software and hardware platform that is currently being used internally. This role presents a unique opportunity to externalize and launch Gumband — a new SaaS product — with the benefit of tapping into Deeplocal’s expertise as an interactive experience developer for some of the world’s top brands. 

The Backend & Devops Software Engineer is accountable for architecting and extending Gumband’s backend microservices, maintaining and upgrading build and deploy pipelines for CI/CD, managing cloud-based and on-prem infrastructure, orchestrating the software release lifecycle, and ensuring a reliable, fault-tolerant system that provides critical uptime to meet projects’ time-sensitive needs. 

This position is open to remote candidates outside of Pittsburgh, PA, but candidates must be willing to travel to Pittsburgh and/or client locations as required for engineering and support efforts. Travel time is expected to be approximately 10%.

Responsibilities

  • Architect and build backend microservices to allow for clear distribution of functionality and scaling of key systems
  • Manage multiple concurrent connections with databases to ensure high availability and throughput of data
  • Establish and improve on security measures to ensure data is protected
  • Configure build and deployment pipelines for continuous updates to development, staging, and production environments
  • Write robust tests and integrate them with deployment pipelines to ensure functionality works as expected
  • Maintain health of services in production by monitoring usage, potential errors, and latency among other metrics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving systems engineering with GPA 3.5 or above
  • Proficiency with Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud operations
  • Proficiency with Git, Linting, Unit Testing, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating system

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience implementing large scale distributed backend systems
  • Excited by new challenges and “startup” environments
  • Comfortable handling challenging problems and working towards a systematic solution
  • Ability to debug issues in-depth and come up with robust solutions
  • Ability to analyze usage data to provide key insights about Gumband
  • Creative thinker and problem solver; flexible and adaptable; takes ownership of problems and their solutions

 

About Gumband

Gumband is a first-of-its-kind operating system for interactive environments, including customer experience centers, retail spaces, and museums. This cloud-based software tool with optional hardware helps developers and operators manage all parts of their interactive environment on one platform. Gumband includes a web application with user-friendly dashboard as well as a REST API, SDKs, microcontroller-based hardware, firmware libraries, and the supporting documentation to power exhibits. As both a development platform for exhibit builders and a management tool for operators, Gumband is designed to be customized for each unique environment.

Gumband provides a framework for bespoke exhibits, an example being a lottery-style “shoe drop” machine developed by Deeplocal that had sneakerheads lined up around a high-profile NY footwear store. The platform allowed retail associates to monitor the custom machine’s ink and paper levels, control the lighting effects and colors, update on-screen copy and assets, schedule operational modes, and report usage analytics. Without Gumband, the development lift and maintenance effort would have been significantly greater. And the “shoe drop” machine is only one example; there’s an ever-increasing variety of exhibits and environments being built on top of Gumband around the world.

About Deeplocal

Deeplocal is a quickly growing, internationally-recognized, innovation studio based in Pittsburgh, PA. Deeplocal’s team of 50+ includes experts in marketing, engineering, design, and fabrication who collaborate to develop never-seen-before physical experiences for brand clients. Our studio is located in a renovated brewery loft space in Sharpsburg, PA—just outside of Pittsburgh and within a few minutes of Lawrenceville.

Deeplocal has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania for the past four years and has received numerous awards in advertising and design. Deeplocal’s work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more.

Our Mission

Invent products and experiences for innovative brands.

Our Purpose

To be a place where amazing talent can invent, create, and inspire.

Our Core Values

  • Respectful
  • Efficient
  • Inventive
  • Resourceful
  • Humble

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive and comprehensive health care coverage  
  • Flexible retirement plan with employer matching
  • Paid vacation time and winter break 
  • Profit sharing 
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Family and pet friendly policies
  • Fitness and public transportation subsidies
  • Community service flex time


 

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