Lead Software Engineer, Backend
MediaLab is a media & technology company focused on acquiring and growing social, messaging and entertainment properties. We were established in 2018 and already have a killer portfolio of apps and websites.

Come join an exceptionally talented team of engineers, designers, product and business builders. At MediaLab, you'll impact the growth of some of the largest social networks, messaging apps, and music platforms in the world.  

HQ is located in sunny Santa Monica, California just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. We also have growing teams in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia & all across Latin America. Join us!

Your Role at MediaLab

MediaLab Engineering supports a growing number of applications across multiple business verticals which have been acquired through a careful selection process to integrate with its internal Ad platform that processes billions of impressions a month. The technical effort involved is massive and we need go-getters looking to make a substantial impact.

The Engineering team is incredibly talented and includes senior engineers and leads who have experience working in large scale systems. If you've designed complex scalable systems, built powerful and intuitive user interfaces, or worked with great teams on hard problems in consumer products, this is the place for you. 

We work in Go and Python, and require prior experience with at least one of these languages. You can learn the others- we think great software engineers can pick up new languages on the job, it’s part of the excitement. More than checking the boxes on specific technologies though, we're looking for driven engineers with real technical depth and a desire to understand the entire business. We want people who are passionate and care deeply about the success of the whole company.

Note: Location is flexible & we are happy to support remote employees.

What You’ll Do

  • Maintain and improve the existing code
  • Write tests for the existing code as well as new features
  • Lead projects of various sizes in design and architecture through all phases including ideation, implementation and release
  • Increase systems performance by identifying bottlenecks and developing clever solutions to solve them
  • Review and critique code to spot potential issues and code lints
  • Debug and track down issues in production systems
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Implementation of security and data protection

  • Why You'll Love It Here:
    -Competitive Compensation 
    -Medical, Dental, Vision: 100% premiums covered
    -401k Program 
    -Unlimited vacation policy. We don’t count days
    -Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks
    -Laptop & equipment
    -And much more!

    MediaLab is a fast growing tech company rolling up mobile applications in the user generated content space including WorldStarHipHop, Imgur and Genius.

    At MediaLab, we rely on a range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We value diversity, and we’re proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace.