Backend Ruby Engineer

Brighton or Remote BuzzSumo


Brighton, England

London, United Kingdom

Backend Ruby Engineer

At BuzzSumo, we have a simple goal: to provide social insights on what content is resonating with their audience. We run extensive crawlers that crawl the entire web 24/7, storing terabytes of data that need to be indexed, processed and queried.

Our SaaS product is used by over 3400 customers, ranging from publishers like BuzzFeed to Fortune 500 brands like Disney. We are looking for a backend engineer with experience in Ruby, Elasticsearch and/or distributed systems. This role will involve coding in Ruby to improve our infrastructure and back-end operations, as well as responding to incidents in production. There will be minimal work developing new features.

We are a remote team, mostly based in the US and UK.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Improve our monitoring infrastructure
  • Perform upgrades on our existing Elasticsearch clusters
  • Refactor existing Elasticsearch queries
  • Occasionally provision new servers and databases
  • Recommend and implement ways to improve uptime and performance

Required Skills:

  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Sidekiq or a messaging queue
  • Knowledge of distributed systems

Nice to Have:

  • Elasticsearch
  • Postgres
  • Redis

What we offer:

Benefits: We offer a range of benefits including; bike to work scheme, pension contribution and discounted gym memberships.

Culture: You will join the Brighton-based team of Brandwatch, our parent company. Brandwatch is a place where the lines between work and fun are blurred. As a growing international company, with 6 offices across the globe, communication is key to ensure everyone’s voices are heard, and helps us maintain our flat structure. We listen and learn. We develop our staff. We care about everything, and above all we support each other.

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