Back-End Database Engineer - Ruby on Rails

Job description

About Livestorm:

Livestorm is the world's leading end-to-end video engagement platform.

Founded in 2016, Livestorm allows companies to organize powerful online meetings, webinars and virtual events from end-to-end. Our web-browser platform provides teams with all the workflows around video engagement to promote, host and analyze online events.

Livestorm is built with ease of use in mind. We serve companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500s. Brands like Shopify, Honda, Spendesk, Front and Revolut trust Livestorm for premium video engagement during their online events.
Here are our core values:

  • Stay curious: Be interested in the world around you.
  • Remain humble: Keep learning and keep your ego in check.
  • Be resourceful: Go that extra mile in the most efficient way.
  • Own it: Take pride in what you do, own your wins, and fails.
  • Be transparent: Sharing knowledge, learnings, feedback, and mistakes.

Team description:

As Livestorm is growing rapidly, our Team is aiming to further develop our product by creating new data-driven functionalities. Therefore, we are looking for a talented Back-End Engineer who is passionate about database architecture, query optimization and data-intensive applications.

As Livestorm's Back-End Engineer, you'll be joining the Events Squad to build a maintainable, scalable and reliable software. You'll work alongside our Head of Tech, Back-End Engineers, DevOps and will be reporting to the Events Squad Engineering Manager. Your opinion will be vital to nurture our product vision and avoid pitfalls.

The Events Squad main purpose is to make sure our customers can easily create, set-up and analyze their video events with a lot of flexibility.


  • Backend: Ruby 2.7.1 (soon Ruby 3), Rails 6, NodeJS 12.20.1, Apollo Server
  • Datastores: PostgreSQL / Redis
  • Websockets: Anycable
  • Frontend: Vue.js
  • Infra: AWS

While Livestorm has headquarters in Paris, we are a remote-first company. As a matter of fact, Stormies are located between France, Germany, Greece, Mauritius, Spain, USA,... so we are looking for the best talent, no matter where you live.



In this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Writing maintainable and observable code
  • Respecting code review and QA processes
  • Assessing the performances of the code that you will be integrating to the product
  • Evaluating and discussing alternative implementations aimed to improve the performances of the software
  • Working with the Head of Tech and the other Back-End Database Engineers in order to define the best strategy to implement and deploy your code
  • Working with the DevOps and SRE in order to ensure that alerts are in place and that the database configuration is optimal for the task
  • Challenging the Product Team about which could be the simplest way to implement a future functionality
  • Actively participating to brainstorming sessions about the future functionalities of the product
  • Ensuring the follow-up of your code once it has deployed to the production
  • Ensuring the follow-up of your code once it has deployed to the production
  • Clearly communicating with a fully remote Team

Job requirements

For this Back-End Database Engineer role, we are looking for someone with the following experience:

  • You've got more than 5 years of experience as a Software Engineer.
  • You are product oriented.
  • You are passionate about Ruby (and Rails).
  • You have strong skills in SQL (mostly through PostgreSQL).
  • You have worked with more than one database (eg. document-based, relational, key-value).
  • You have experience with data processing architectures (CQRS, event driven).
  • You dealt with workers and idempotency patterns (eg. Sidekiq).
  • You are autonomous and own your topics.
  • You're rigorous with tests and quality.
  • You are pragmatic.
  • You want to work with people from all over the globe (USA, Turkey, Belgium, France...).
  • You're fluent in English.

Moreover, we are looking for someone who can work in the Paris timezone (we accept a time difference of 2 hours maximum).

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

What it is like to join Livestorm and the Stormies:

🗺 Work from anywhere you want:

  • 🏡 Home (participation for equipment and costs, according to our expense policy)
  • 🏢 Paris office (snacks, drinks, afterworks...)
  • 💼 Coworking space (covered up to €300 including VAT per month, or local currency equivalent)
  • 🚉 Business trips are covered (according to our internal T&E policies)
  • 🚲 Sustainable mobility package for daily trips to go to work

🎉 Cheer up your Stormie life:

  • 🎿 Off-sites twice a year
  • 🕹 Weekly activities (online board games, riddles...)
  • 👐 Teambuildings
  • 🗣 Monthly Talking times

💙 Take care of yourself (with

🤝 Participate to our referral program

👶 Livestorm signed the "Parental act"

And also, benefit from:

🌍 All legal and mandatory benefits from your work country for EOR contracts.
🇫🇷 All French legal benefits for French contracts: €9 of lunch vouchers with Swile (covered at 50%), health insurance with Alan (covered at 50%), transport subscription to go to work (covered at 50%), and CSE with cultural & sport activities via Leeto.

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