Senior Backend Engineer (Node.js) at Movable Ink | Powderkeg

Customers don’t experience data, they experience content. Movable Ink activates any data into personalized content in any customer engagement. The world’s most innovative brands rely on Movable Ink to accelerate their marketing performance. Headquartered in New York City, Movable Ink and its more than 500 employees serve its global client base from operations throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will work primarily in Node.js to build and maintain the Movable Ink services that are handling hundreds of thousands of events per second. Your work will support many product lines, from back-end APIs powering popular use cases to the distributed systems behind our most crucial offerings. You will spend your time working on high throughput APIs, high availability image rendering pipelines, and partnering with our Site Reliability Engineering team on deployment and infrastructure management.


  • Maintain and enhance the existing services which support use cases from different areas of the product – and build new ones!
  • Pay attention to performance and scaling concerns, and improve the situation as needed
  • Design and contribute to the distributed system supporting integrations with our many data partners
  • Work closely with engineers on other teams to enhance aspects of our high availability/throughput pipeline
  • Provide feedback and guidance to teammates on Pull Requests, during planning/design phase of projects, and in pairing sessions


  • Extensive production experience (5+ years) with Node.js
  • Experience with high-throughput (3+ years) production systems
  • Experience with Go, or the desire to learn it
  • Production experience with, and good grasp of, distributed systems design
  • Experience working with data via RDBMS (ideally postgres)
  • Experience with NoSQL stores, a plus
  • Experience with a messaging framework such as pulsar, NSQ, kafka, a plus

Studies have shown that women, communities of color, and historically underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture where all Inkers can thrive. If you’re excited about the role but don’t meet all of the abovementioned qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Our differences bring a breadth of knowledge and perspectives that makes us collectively stronger.

We welcome and employ people regardless of race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ethnicity, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, disability, Veteran status, or other protected characteristics. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Backend Engineer (Node.js)
  • Company
    Movable Ink
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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