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Senior Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

At TuneIn, we are reinventing radio for a connected world with live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations—streamed to tens of millions of customers through our mobile and web apps, and our unmatched platform of hundreds of consumer device and service integrations. From smartphones to smart speakers to electric cars, TuneIn delivers live and on-demand audio from voices you trust wherever you want to listen.

Location: Lviv, Ukraine (Remote from Lviv, Ukraine)

The Role

The Streaming Team is responsible for processing, transcoding, and distributing much of TuneIn’s exclusive audio content. We have built a highly-available distributed platform for streaming live audio at internet scale. Our stack is a modern architecture of containerized microservices written in Go running in a Kubernetes cluster using AWS infrastructure (with Lambdas, CloudFront, Aurora, DynamoDB, Kafka, etc.). Our platform must support features such as dynamic ad insertion, dynamic content replacement, and live rewind, and is designed to play streams 24/7 without interruption for maintenance or events such as node failures. We have a rich Golang codebase of over 200K lines of code, with ZERO legacy code to maintain. Our diverse problem set includes real-time streaming, distributed caching, large dataset processing, audio encoding, high availability, and fault tolerance.

What You’ll Do

  • You know how to build elastic, robust, and fault-tolerant services that support our unique growth requirements. You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends
  • You know how to design and construct new microservices from scratch
  • You feel ownership over everything you ship; you'd never call code "released" until you’re confident it’s correct. You pride yourself on effective monitoring, strong documentation, and thorough test coverage
  • You understand requirements beyond the written word. Whether you’re working on an API used by other developers, an internal tool consumed by our operation teams, or a feature used by millions of listeners, your attention to detail leads to a delightful user experience
  • You thrive when learning new technologies and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions
  • You believe that a working proof-of-concept is the best way to make a point
  • You embrace DevOps philosophy and the use of infrastructure-as-code
  • You exercise good technical judgment to foresee and identify potential issues
  • You choose to mentor those around you and favor collaboration
  • You stay calm under pressure and can handle production escalations effectively (our product is live 24/7!).

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, with at least 3 years experience working with scalable and distributed backend systems
  • Strong foundation in databases, SQL, and NoSQL technologies
  • Experience building backend services/microservices
  • Experience designing APIs for use by multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in Go or an Object Oriented language (Rust, C++, C#, Java, etc) is required
  • Experience with AWS is desirable but not necessary
  • Experience with Kafka is desirable but not necessary
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker is desirable but not necessary
  • Experience with media encoding standards, containers, and streaming is desirable but not necessary
  • Experience with HLS streaming is a plus, but not required
  • Experience with gRPC is a plus, but not required
  • Superior communication and writing skills.


  • Excel in communication of all forms; as adept a listener as a speaker
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships inside and outside of your team
  • Think, plan, and manage strategically, balancing technology and business demands, without losing sight of the essential tactical details
  • Creatively problem-solve and see your solutions through to successful implementation
  • Embrace change and are highly adaptable
  • Take pride in your work and share your knowledge with others
  • Act as a trusted leader and a lifelong learner
  • Embody TuneIn’s values.



Our Perks:

  • Health and Wellness Reimbursement
  • Accounting Reimbursement Program
  • Continuous Learning Support
  • Connectivity Allowance
  • Technology Provision
  • Home Office Upgrade Assistance
About TuneIn
TuneIn, the world’s leading live audio service, brings together live radio, sports, news, music, podcasts and audiobooks from around the globe. With more than 75 million monthly active users, TuneIn is one of the most widely used audio platforms in the world. TuneIn broadcasts over 100,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations. With premier distribution across 200 platforms and connected devices including Tesla and Alexa, TuneIn empowers listeners to hear what they love wherever they are, including exclusive commercial-free stations from the minds of folks like Garth Brooks. TuneIn Premium subscribers get additional exclusive access to commercial-free news from top networks like CNN, Fox News Radio, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as live, can't-miss F1, MLB, NHL and college sports. For more information, please visit us at Tunein.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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