Virtual Event Backend & DevOps Engineer

Active Theory
Full time node.js devops firebase backend websockets
75,000 - 100,000 USD / year
DevOps and Sysadmin
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About this job

Compensation: $75k - 100k
Location options: Remote
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Junior, Mid-Level, Senior
Role: Backend Developer, DevOps


node.js, devops, firebase, backend, websockets

Job description

Active Theory is seeking an experienced backend engineer and DevOps hybrid to help build out the underlying tech infrastructure behind our new Dreamwave events platform. We are a small team, so this role is broad and deep covering many areas including multi-user WebSocket servers, cloud ops and server management, backend development in Node.js and Firebase to help shape out platform features.

Recent Dreamwave events have included New Frontier for Sundance Film Festival, virtual music festivals Secret SkyHulu Pride Fest, and tech conferences like Inbound.


  • Plan, prototype, scope and develop backend components. Requirements can vary significantly with the client, particular creative execution and technical requirements, but ultimately you will be responsible for backend components with each project.

  • Learn, champion, and build upon Medusa, our backend framework, to continually improve functionality and maintain reusable modules.

  • Manage cloud infrastructure on GCP. Implement reliable auto-scaling solutions. Monitor server resources and usage.

  • Support live events and ensure servers are running smoothly, load tested, and optimized for expected traffic.

  • Collaborate in small, multidisciplinary teams together with developers, designers, 3D artists, and producers to develop platform and experience backend features, primarily in Node.js and Firebase backend services.

  • Work on multiple, quick turnaround projects and frequently iterate on modules and core features with each project.

  • Work closely with backend and ops teams to continually evolve, improves practices and processes, and drive the platform forward.


  • 3-5 years developing secure, scalable, production ready web applications in Node.js

  • Proficient in Cloud Firestore, Firebase Realtime Database and writing security rules.

  • Experience working on web applications at scale with high concurrent users.

  • Familiar with multiplayer concepts and able to maintain and develop features to both server and client ends of WebSocket applications.

  • Experience designing and implementing database schemas for maintainability, performance, and scale.

  • Ability to manage your time and communicate effectively while working remotely.

  • Ability to work independently and carry a project.

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and services, including Firebase - Compute Engine, Cloud Firestore, and security rules, Firebase Realtime Database, Cloud Functions, Cloud Storage.

We are now accepting remote applicants - US or Europe time zone preferred.

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