Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Tally - Seattle, WA

  • Make a meaningful contribution to Tally’s platform and infrastructure
  • Build an exciting new platform with a focus on consumer-scale and performance
  • Founded by Russell Wilson, winning is in our DNA

We’re Tally - A Seattle-based startup focused on amplifying viewer engagement for live events. Our platform powers free mobile apps that are a fan favorite, allowing anyone to interact with major events such as The Oscars, Grammys, Super Bowl, and “live” shows like The Bachelor. Tally is 100% free, and users win real cash prizes including jackpots up to $250k per event.

We’re growing our Seattle Engineering team, and are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work on our backend platform and infrastructure. In this role you will be pivotal in building infrastructure to support new features for Tally’s users - we’ve recently added pop-up games, streamlined user onboarding, and new features such as parties and chat. You’ll help build a platform that supports consumer-scale while retaining a focus on performance, reliability, and security.

As a Senior Engineer on the Backend team at Tally, you will:

  • Extend and enhance our Node.js backend systems and related infrastructure
  • Build serverless microservices on AWS, and SQL databases
  • Own some of our backend systems from architecture through deployment and support
  • Participate in code reviews and ensure exceptional code quality
  • Collaborate with design and product teams to develop a platform that supports our premium, fun mobile user experience
  • Ship software regularly within an agile environment
  • Follow emerging technologies and anticipate opportunities to expand existing applications or create new ones

Our ideal Senior Software Engineer will have:

  • 4+ years designing & implementing backend solutions in the SaaS, cloud, or consumer application space in Java, Node.js, Ruby, C#, C++ or Python.
  • Hands-on experience with developing serverless or microservices-based solutions on AWS infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript and at least a little full stack development ability
  • A design-oriented approach; empathy to the end-user experience and thoughtful about what we can do to make it better (you love to sweat the details!)
  • The ability to determine when to deliver architectural masterpieces versus quick ship solutions, and capable of modulating your approach as-needed
  • Bonus points: Shipped successful consumer SaaS application, an awesome portfolio, and/or a fan of sporting or other live events

It takes a phenomenal team to win. If you want to be a part of building something incredible, APPLY NOWand join us!

Tally was founded by Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson to amplify live events. Currently available on iOS and Android (visit, Tally is a free mobile app where casual fans of all types can make predictions for live events, ranging from sports (NFL, NCAA Football) to award shows (Golden Globes, The Oscars), and beyond (The Bachelor, Game of Thrones). We are a venture-backed startup with major investors including Pioneer Square Labs, Madrona Venture Group, and Jeff Bezos.

Tally is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a team of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, ancestry, natural origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, military or veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable interview experience, please let us know.



Posted On: Monday, February 11, 2019

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