Senior Backend Engineer

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About Us

Gaia Interactive was founded in 2004 as one of the first avatar based virtual world community. We are a creatively driven company whose goal is to create new and meaningful ways to engage and entertain our audience.


Gaia Interactive is building a new product which allows mass audience to hang out in a virtual space to chat, share media, and play games. We’re looking for a highly experienced Backend Engineer/System Architect who is excited to design and build complex backend systems.

The position will involve architecting and building scalable, event-driven system for supporting a virtual world and community.


  • Design and lead a band new architecture for our upcoming project
    • Optimize the application for maximum speed and scalability
    • Integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system
    • Communicate architecture goals to development teams and executive leadership
  • Train and mentor engineers in understanding current architecture design and management
  • Lead the coordination, prioritization, and evangelizing of the technical work


  • Candidate should have B.S. or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience building complex, enterprise scale back-end or full-stack web applications
  • Demonstrated experience implementing large-scale architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong desire and ability to mentor other team members
  • Experience building RESTful APIs and services
  • Demonstrable history of staying abreast of evolving technologies
  • Proficient knowledge of backend programming language and frameworks including JavaScript and Node.js


  • Competitive compensation package includes excellent medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life and disability benefits as well as a 401k and vacation & sick time.
Location: San Jose, CA
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