The Muse (YC W12) Is Looking for a Senior Back End Engineer

We’re looking for engineers with extensive experience in python to help take our app to the next level. You’ll be iterating on features and shipping code from day one, for a product that reaches millions of users every month. Because our team is small but quickly growing, you’d have a large amount of influence on the engineering technologies and culture.


The Muse

The Muse is your ultimate career destination, offering exciting job opportunities, expert advice, and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths. We believe that you can and should love your job–and be successful at it–and we provide the tools to make that happen.

As a new employee, you’d take part of an insane growth trajectory, fueled by the pent up demand of people seeking to answer the question, “what do I want to do with my life?”

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, in an environment that emphasizes the importance of smart and sound engineering.


Our Culture

As a company that emphasizes culture-fit for companies and candidates, we actively seek out candidates that would fit in well with the development team and the larger organization.

At the organizational level, we have a strict “no assholes” rule. We enjoy working together here.

With regard to the engineering team, we emphasize:

Rapid deployment with daily code pushes.The “move fast and break things” philosophy.A careful balance of collaborative work with a strong sense of autonomy. Individual engineers get to choose what to work on here, and have heavy input into the product/tech direction as a whole.A heavy emphasis on open source. Check out our github.


Our Tech

In an industry full of wordpress installs, our tech stack stands above the rest. We’ve created a custom web application that builds on:

Python 3 with the tornado web frameworkPostgres, Elasticsearch and Redis for data managementCoffeescript, sass and mithril on the frontendGo and node.js used for various tools and services

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