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Wattpad // storytelling & reading app
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019
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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 70 million people around the world spend over 22 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 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!

You will be joining the Velocity Squad whose purpose is to increase the effectiveness of our engineers, through optimizing our backend systems & creating new tools & processes. Wattpad runs on a large distributed system that handles 40k requests every second. We're looking to add a backend engineer to our team to help find creative solutions to allow their fellow engineers to deliver faster & more efficiently. Our system is transitioning from a monolith to microservices hosted on AWS. The microservices are written in Go & are backed by S3, DynamoDB, MySQL, & other appropriate storage solutions. At this scale, caching is paramount so we have multiple terabytes of data across memcached & redis.  As the number of microservices is growing this introduces other interesting challenges, like achieving true continuous deployment using automated tests & Kubernetes.

You'll be an integral part of not only implementing solutions to those challenges but designing them as well. Your engineering career & happiness are incredibly important to us so we are always finding new ways to level up your skills. Our talented & diverse engineers frequently go to conferences, watch tech talks together & present their technical achievements (and failures!). We understand how important flow is. We're continually evolving how we work to ensure that engineers get to spend all their time doing what they enjoy most: building stuff.

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