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Wattpad // storytelling & reading app
 
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021
 
   
 
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Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain & connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we've been on a mission to use the power of community & technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 90 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share & discover stories they can't find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, Wattpad Books & Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We're proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment & storytelling, & write your next chapter with us!

Working with a small entrepreneurial team within the Wattpad Labs business unit, you will help pave the way for new, non-text, forms of storytelling. We know that reading books & watching films are popular forms of entertainment, but we also know there are other mediums & we're actively exploring these formats with our audience, ie, audio, interactive fiction, merchandise, & more. Leveraging the feedback from our community & through data, we have an early look at shifting trends in pop culture, & use this to adapt stories for the big screen or physical books. Wattpad is a place where readers get to escape with their heroes & writers get to express themselves & find opportunities to monetize their craft. The work on Wattpad Labs has a big vision, there will be lots of experimentation, & we're building on a massive scale, if you're not afraid to try new things, this is your next role!

We are looking for a Full Stack Engineer to play an important role in Wattpad Labs with this new greenfield project. Wattpad runs on a large distributed system that handles 45k requests every second. Our Frontend is React/ Backbone. Our monolith is written in PHP & backed by S3, Redis, Memcache, MySQL & Cloudflare. Our microservices are written in Go & are backed by S3, DynamoDB & MySQL. At our scale, caching is paramount so we have multiple terabytes of data across memcache & redis.  We build microservices in Go & maintain a PHP backend, & build on the latest technologies on Web, iOS & Android. 

This cross-functional makeup of product, design & a mobile engineer will be hugely experimental & will iterate frequently on the scope of work across Labs.
 
 
 
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