Ad Hoc Labs Senior Platform Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-Time

Posted on October 9th, 2019

Burner is empowering people to take control over their primary channel of communication – the phone number. As Sr. Platform Engineer, you will be a key member of our engineering 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 telephony providers and industry established groups to implement best practices
  • Maintain and improve existing infrastructure, and be willing to jump in when things break


  • At least 5 years of experience working with JVM languages ­
  • At least 2 years of experience working with Scala, or other functional programming languages.
  • Experience building microservices and distributed system ­
  • Experience designing highly responsive REST APIs ­
  • Experience working in a small team environment


  • Experience with Postgres and Redis ­
  • Production experience with Go, Ruby or Java.
  • Experience with a telephony provider such as Twilio / Bandwidth / Level3 etc
  • Experience working on telephony or VOIP systems
  • Experience with fraud detection in high volume messaging systems
  • Experience with implementing analytics pipelines


  • Meaningful work on an innovative and growing set of products
  • Collaborative, cross-functional work culture with an emphasis on autonomy and communication
  • Creative, dog-friendly, snack-filled workspace in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood
  • Health and Dental coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners
  • Investment in career development, including training, conferences, and online learning resource

Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.



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