At Skillshare, were building a global community of curious, lifelong learners. The ability to access our platform from anywhere is increasingly important as we scale, especially internationally. Mobile plays a huge role in allowing us to reach a global audience and makes learning as easy as glancing at your phone.Were excited to welcome a senior back-end engineer to our platform team, who will be embedded in our Mobile group (working with both iOS and Android), and take the lead on designing and implementing architecture that will increase the mobile teams efficiency and acceleration which ties directly to our companys growth.What you'll do:Work closely with our mobile developers to build back-end architecture that unlocks velocity.Propose which features are good candidates for microservices and own the strategy, architecture, and implementation.Balance important developer-driven projects with improvements our users will notice.Design elegant and scalable APIs that can be used by both mobile and web clients.Create and maintain the components around our APIs (bullets below): API versioning, authentication, caching, documentationGraphQL schema design, schema stitchingMySQL schema design, query writing, query optimizationMicroservice architecturePerformance monitoring, error reportingWhy we're excited about you:Youre an experienced back-end engineer with a proven history of building at scale.You have extensive knowledge of GraphQL and RESTful APIs, and can share best practices with the larger team.Youre ready to work with an existing code base (some understanding of PHP, node.js and TypeScript is expected) but you can pick up language expertise as needed.You are a natural collaborator you work seamlessly within and between teams.You are motivated by full ownership over your work, and are eager to help improve our users mobile experience.Your experience with mobile development is a plus!Why you're excited about us:Impact: Our users are increasingly turning to mobile to use Skillshare, and youll play a huge role in ensuring they not only have access, but an incredibly seamless experience.Growth: Youll have room to wear a lot of hats and take on more responsibility over time. Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with.Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Working remotely is part of how we need to work these days. Youre a professional, and we trust you to do what you need to do.About SkillshareSkillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to over 5 million members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.