Sr. Backend Engineer

  • Splice
  • Remote, OR 97458, USA
  • Feb 10, 2022

Job Description

The Role: 

As a Backend Engineer at Splice, you’ll work on one of our teams implementing and maintaining aspects of Splice’s backend services using your knowledge of domain driven design, API design, HTTP, microservices, golang, and testing.  You’ll write production-ready code and deliver improvements that are easily testable, easily understood by other developers, and account for edge cases and errors.  You’ll take part in code review, providing insight into ideals and risks of any given approach. You’ll collaborate cross-functionally with product, design, and other teams in engineering to create a flow of value into production.

Why Splice?

You’ll play a critical role in the team ensuring Splice is available and performing for all of the artists who rely on us every day. You’ll be entrusted with safeguarding the product of artists’ hard work, ensuring they can focus on their creative process.

As advocates for artists everywhere, we’re building a creative ecosystem for music producers. With this ecosystem, we’re cultivating a global community of creators that fosters inspiration, connection, focus, and growth.

Our work environment is no different. We encourage inclusion, collaboration, big ideas, helping where we can and asking for assistance when we need it. We aim for steady, measured expansion through experimentation and iteration. We encourage optimism, respect, accountability, and transparency in the workplace. We’re trailblazers who aren’t afraid to stumble, because every stumble offers an opportunity to continuously improve our processes, products, strategies, and even ourselves.

We value inclusion and diversity - your uniqueness makes us stronger.

What you’ll do:

As a Backend Engineer at Splice, you might find yourself:

  • Collaborating with your peers in Engineering, Product Management, and Design to support product initiatives and review future implementations, write specifications, and author technical designs
  • Writing and distributing RFCs that articulate technical plans to peers, and using their feedback to check for blindspots
  • Developing go services, either within our existing API or as separate deployable units
  • Participating in on-call schedule, supporting our Customer Experience team to investigate and resolve issues
  • Participating in respectful code review to shape not just our code, but the way we think and talk about our work

What we're looking for:

  • You get excited about data and using it to make technical decisions.
  • You continually look for root causes and create opportunities to automate manual operations.
  • You communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You share our vision to advocate for artists and become the most iconic company in music.
  • You care about quality. It drives you.


  • Hands-on programming experience using Golang
  • Experience with AWS, ECS, RDS, ElasticSearch, and other managed services
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with Payment systems

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Splice is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age.