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Senior Platform Engineer

Burner is empowering people to take control over their primary channel of communication – the phone number. As Platform Engineer, you will be a key member of a team building the next generation of mobile privacy tools. You will work closely with the mobile and product teams to architect new features and build out fast, scalable backend services.

Our team members are encouraged to embrace new technologies/frameworks and find the best tool for every problem. We are currently making use of Scala, functional programming, and TDD to develop new services. 


  • Build fast, scalable features on the server side to support the Burner mobile app ­

  • Work closely with the mobile engineers and product owners to move quickly on new projects ­

  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure, and be willing to jump in when things break

Skills + QualificationS:

  • At least 5 years experience working with JVM languages ­

  • At least 2 years experience working with Scala ­

  • Experience with Postgres and Redis ­

  • Experience designing highly responsive REST APIs ­

  • Experience building microservices and distributed system ­


We have excellent perks and benefits, including:

  • 100% health insurance coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners

  • creative, dog-friendly work space in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood

  • collaborative but autonomous work environment (and we use Slack, Trello, and other low-friction collaboration tools), with an emphasis on communication

  • kitchen stocked with craft coffee and beer from east-side and other local purveyors


If you are interested in this position or would like to be considered generally, please drop us a line at

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