Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure

FiveStars is a rewards and marketing platform for local businesses and the communities they serve. Over 12,000 businesses across the US and Canada use FiveStars’ easy, all-in-one marketing program, and over 18 million consumers participate in the FiveStars rewards network to support local businesses. In 2016, FiveStars drove over 54 million in-store visits across its network. We have raised $105 million from credible investors including HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, DCM, and Y-Combinator. Based in San Francisco, FiveStars’ mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship.
We are looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to help ensure that FiveStars has a reliable and scalable backend system. Help us transition some of our legacy systems to a clean, elegant Service Oriented Architecture. During our time of growth, you will be helping us to deliver highly scalable and reliable systems which drive the experience of thousands of businesses and millions of consumers.


  • You will work on the platform upon which all of our web products and mobile APIs are built
  • You actively identify site scaling issues and help redesign systems to address them
  • You will maintain a high level of quality in our infrastructure systems through sound development practices including code reviews, monitoring and alerting systems, and architecture reviews
  • You have the ability to design, develop, and stand up new services based on new product needs
  • You want to continually improve our internal infrastructure and tools
  • You are passionate about investing in FiveStars and our culture - our values are something we live and breathe every single day


  • B.S. or greater in Computer Science or a related field (math, physics, engineering) and strong CS fundamentals
  • 5+ years experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems
  • Enjoy playing with tech like nginx, haproxy, postgres, AWS, ansible, docker, nagios, or graphite
  • Be a strong team player. We work in small, tightly knit product teams that function cohesively to move as quickly as possible
  • Determination to provide reliable and fault tolerant systems to the application developers that consume them


  • Deep working knowledge of Linux servers and networked environments
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and the protocols they use, including TCP/IP, RESTful APIs, SQL, NoSQL
  • Experience in managing and sharding a relational database
FiveStars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FiveStars complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Salary is negotiable.

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