Kik - Senior Server Developer

Senior Server Developer

Kik Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel


We are looking for an excellent, innovative and motivated Software Developer, to build tools that enhance digital services with blockchain technology.  The backend team uses cutting edge technologies like cloud computing, micro-services, containers, high performing DBs like AuroraDB and DynamoDB and is closely integrated with Kik messenger, a platform with millions of users.  

By helping us build the first consumer grade blockchain technology, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, while becoming a thought leader in the blockchain development community .

On a daily basis, you can expect to explore state-of-the-art technologies such as:

  • Blockchain - Ethereum, Stellar.

  • Relational and non-relational databases - Aurora, DynamoDB.

  • Asynchronous processing - Kafka, Firehose.

  • Cloud deployment tools - Ansible, Packer.

Your Impact:

  • Contribute to all phases of the development life cycle The position involves the entire development cycle – from requirements gathering to implementation, delivery and following data insights to improve next cycles.

  • Develop the tools and infrastructure that power backend infrastructure.

  • Developing our microservice framework.

  • Improving our deployment infrastructure.

  • Operating core database systems (ZooKeeper, Cassandra, Redis, etc).

  • Work on and contribute to open source projects, communicating with 3rd party developers and writing blog posts about your work!

Experience we like: 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development.

  • Experience building server applications that support large user bases, preferably in a B2C environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or service in a technological army unit or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in Networking Programming & Protocols, Client Server Programming, API design.

  • Working experience with SQL databases as well as noSQL.

  • Great team player and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Python, Javascript or Go.

  • Experience with working with AWS services considered an asset.

  • Experience with developing an SDK product - considered and asset.

  • Experience with blockchain technology considered an asset.


  • Walking distance from the Tel Aviv HaShalom train station.

  • Paid meals on a Ten-bis card.

  • Flexible office hours.

  • Work with cutting edge technology, daily!

About Kin:

Our mission is to connect the world through chat. We are doing that by building an ecosystem of services around Kik chat, so users can connect with people, businesses, and the world around them.

Kik is used by millions of users every day where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services.  Since our company’s founding in 2009, we have raised US$120.5 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Partners, and Spark Capital.In August 2015, Tencent – China’s largest company and the maker of WeChat – invested US$50 million in Kik, valuing the company at US$1 billion.

Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, close to the University of Waterloo, where Kik’s founders were students. We also have offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv.


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