Thank you for your interest in joining the Geni team!  We are currently seeking a back-end developer in our Burbank, CA location:

Backend Developer — Burbank

Geni, a MyHeritage company, was established in 2006. We take pride in building meaningful services that help our 12+ million registered users discover and share their family history. Our collaborative genealogy platform has allowed our users to build the world’s largest family tree, which includes more than 125 million interconnected individuals. We are looking for energetic and talented professionals to join our small team, doing big things, as we grow and develop new, innovative products just blocks from downtown Burbank. Our small team preserves its startup roots while taking a systematic approach to development and deployment of new features.

We are hiring an experienced back-end developer to work closely with both our engineering and user experience teams to extend and enhance existing code, as well as design and develop new features for Projects may vary from creating brand new interfaces for our core technologies, creating back-end services to add value for our users from our large data set, and optimizing targeted interactions like SEO-driven signup flows.  

What you bring

  • B.Sc. in computer science or software engineering
  • 4+ years of experience in server-side development
  • 2+ years of developing in Ruby on Rails in a production environment
  • Extensive knowledge of object-oriented architectural and design patterns
  • Experience working with complex database schemas
  • Motivation, ambition, and strong communication and collaboration skills

What else

  • Experience with Continuous integration and deployment environment
  • Experience with end-to-end data and large-scale performance challenges
  • Good understanding of Agile concepts
  • An appreciation for automated testing and code maintainability
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