Lava Ventures, Inc.

Software Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Chicago, IL
  • Remote friendly

Lava is on a mission to give everyone a voice on the internet. We've built a unqiue social audio app that enables humans to express their creativity & discover people from around the world. Lava is one of the few places on the internet where people can connect using the authenticity of their own voice.

Our team of designers, engineers, and business leaders is dedicated to crafting a phenomenal product & we'd love your help.

The Role
This is our first software engineering position which means the job will evolve quite a lot as we expand our team & enhance our product. We are looking for someone with deep experince in crafting components, writing code, & merging pull-requests. Our main priority is to hire an engineer who knows how to scale infrastructure using modern technologies. You'll work directly with the CTO to expand the frontend & backend codebases.

Your Responsbilities

  • Work with our engineering team to refine the product functionality & usability (backend & frontend)
  • Build entirely new products from scratch and make important technical decisions
  • Design the foundation for Lava's engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Help us grow our team of engineers

Your Skills

  • Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS, Swift, Java
  • Django & Node.js
  • Google Cloud, Firebase, Heroku

Our Team
We're a tight-knit crew that cares deeply about delightful design & robust engineering. Our founders built Lava's mobile app, website, & brand from scratch, so we don't mess around when it comes to crafting products. We move fast but prefer to do things the right way from the beginning by carefully thinking through our decisions prior to acting upon them. We work hard during the week and work causally during the weekends. We have a lot of fun during & after work but are also very serious about accomplishing our goals.

When it comes down to the fundamentals, we just want to build meanful products through purpose-driven work.