API Engineer - Backend

The kind of person we’re looking for…

The Rdio API is the core of our platform, driving all of our products and our partnerships. We are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about building APIs. We believe that APIs should be easy to use and fast. Your job will be help us achieve those goals.

The kind of stuff you'll be doing…

  • Working closely with our backend and infrastructure teams to build, maintain, and scale the Rdio API

  • Developing new API functionality to support Rdio, our partners, and the developer community

  • Participating in product discussions about the API impact of new Rdio features

  • Updating the Rdio API documentation

  • Working in rapid development cycles in a python environment

  • Supporting developers inside Rdio, our partners, and our developer community as they build applications on top of the Rdio API

  • Representing Rdio at events such as Music Hack Day to promote our platform and help developers

The kind of skills & experience we expect…

  • A solid understanding of what makes a good API

  • Fluency in a high level language, e.g. Python or Ruby

  • Experience with SQL/relational databases

  • Experience building and architecting distributed systems

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

Bonus experience…

  • You've already built something using the Rdio API

  • You’ve implemented an OAuth server before

  • You have an opinion on the OAuth 2.0 RFC compared to the earlier drafts, and compared to OAuth 1.0a

What we offer...

We’re a start-up, but our salaries are all grown-up. In addition, we have comprehensive health coverage (medical, vision, and dental), a 401k, 7 week paid parental baby bonding leave and 15 days of vacation. You will also receive equity so you’re in a good position to enjoy Rdio’s future successes.

How to apply...

Send a cover letter and resume to careers@rd.io. Be sure to include the title and job code for this role - #ENG06 - in the subject of your email.

No recruiters or recruitment agencies, please.

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