Mission Control is a platform for recreational esports

Mission Control GG

United States

API and Backend Engineer

Job Description:

The API & Backend Engineer will play an integral role in creating cutting-edge, intuitive, and scalable software for the esports space. This individual will work directly with a cross-functional team developing and enhancing APIs. They will play a pivotal role in helping define the future mobile experience and the interaction between mobile and web-based platforms.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Write pragmatic, high-quality, testable code
  • Collaborate with peers on brainstorms, technical design discussions, pair programming sessions and code reviews.
  • Work with MySQL
  • Work with a modern serverless technology stack, using AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Work with a modern PHP technology stack (TALL) that uses Laravel
  • Work in a CI/CD environment using Docker.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to support API integrations.
  • Mentor other engineers while setting and enforcing best practices for teammates

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related work experience
  • Good understanding of working with queues and batched jobs
  • 2-5 years of experience with PHP and Laravel
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Capable of working in an Agile environment

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Creative problem solver and risk taker
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and drive
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a collaborative, team-based environment

Value Set

  • Is a driven, playful, open, curious teammate

Notes & Compensation

  • It is preferred for the person to take the position in St. Louis, but remote applicants will be considered. It is expected that the role will be blended (in-person and remote) in the future.
  • The hire will be offered equity alongside salary and benefits with this position.