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Senior Software Engineer

Making Presenters Great

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We're looking for a developer interested in writing and running the mission-critical collaboration related services of Prezi and building forward thinking web experiences and interactions for our users. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a growing start-up, building things millions of people will see everyday. You will experience and experiment with new technologies and work with a group of people whom you can learn and keep pushing things forward. This position is located in our Budapest office.

You should be excited about:

  • Joining a team that focuses on the collaborative editing experience in our products
  • Dealing with multiple, different technical stacks and languages
  • Having end-to-end responsibility of features across different components
  • Thinking like a functional programmer
  • Working in a challenging, fast paced and always changing environment.

Challenges you will be working on:

  • Build and polish collaborative features in the Prezi Next product
  • Participate in building a microservice architecture which scales, routes around failure and lets us build complex systems out of small components as well as maintain existing web applications.
  • Run everything in the cloud (AWS).
  • Solve complex cross-stack architectural problems
  • Create libraries and services for other teams
  • Develop and maintain existing backend services (mostly written in Scala and Python) to ensure they are efficient, reliable and secure enough for our many million users.
  • Rethink the assumptions that no longer hold in our current architecture.

Main requirements

  • Requirements:

    • 6+ years experience in developing applications and backend services
    • Experience with typed functional programming (e.g. Scala, Haskell, F#, Ocaml etc.)
    • Passion for clean, maintainable code
    • Knowledge of the JVM
    • Knowledge of build systems, Continuous Integration
    • Operational experience with Linux
  • General requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering – equivalent work experience is acceptable
    • Must demonstrate either significant personal or professional experience in software development
    • Able to meet deadlines, work within an international environment, exchange knowledge with colleagues, and be up-to-date with new trends
    • Ability & willingness to learn fast and pick up new things easily
    • Analyze and solve programming tasks independently and proactively
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Great communication skills in English

Nice to have

  • Advantages:

    • Experience with languages that compile to Javascript (e.g. Typescript, Haxe)
    • Working C++ knowledge
    • Experience with Docker or other container technologies


  • Work in our San Francisco office for periods of time
  • Relocation package
  • Use our extended global professional network to exchange ideas and visit professional conferences all around the world
  • Work in a really cool office environment (or occasionally from home if you feel like it)
  • Enjoy free quality food and drinks in a nice atmosphere all day long in the Prezi Bistro
  • Enjoy free lunch everyday at the restaurant downstairs (Apacuka)
  • Work out by using our free gym cards
  • Keep your bikes in shape, too, with our free bike repair service
  • Order books on the company's account and feel free to use the Prezi library
  • Get discount at Apacuka restaurant in the evenings
  • Explore the area and get to know your Prezi colleagues during one of our Prezi evening or weekend trips
  • Receive stock options to share in the future value we are building
  • Stay healthy with full healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision)

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