February 29, 2024
USA Only
$121K - $180K USD

Sr. Backend Engineer (Elixir)

About the job:


Who We Are

Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through its platform, thousands of “Angel” investors choose which titles will be created, funded, and distributed. Angel Studios allows creators and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself. The studios’ first projects—The Chosen and Dry Bar Comedy—have earned billions of views around the world. Learn more at Angel.com

We’re looking for passionate team members who want to build world-class products that will reshape media over the coming decades. Learn more about:

Our North Star

Company Strategy

Team Principles

Join us and be part of stories that matter.


A Senior Elixir Software Engineer who loves working on massively scalable distributed applications to join our team and help build our growing portfolio of products that enable a consumer to enjoy content that they can co-create with the creators through our platform. In this role, you’ll work with a high-energy, cross-functional team, which will include other developers, product managers, and designers to perfect the viewing and community engagement experience for viewers of TV shows and movies across all Angel Studios web, mobile, and TV apps. In the Backend Data Platform role, many of your tasks will center around the data pipeline—collection, processing, analysis, storage and transformations of event data.

  • Amplify light in every action.
  • As the owner of your outcomes, you are empowered to break down silos and coordinate with any and all people you need in order to reach your goals. 
  • You are ultimately responsible for achieving the outcomes while also using resources wisely - whether that be money, people, or time.
  • Know your customer - it might be our viewers, investors, creators, or internal Angel Teams. Ensure you understand your customer and are providing what THEY need and not just what you want to build. 
  • Contributes in a way that moves the Angel mission forward and exemplifies the team qualities required for working at Angel.
  • When faced with roadblocks, mistakes or unforeseen circumstances, consistently and proactively find creative solutions and/or break down barriers to handle the challenge or complication. (Focus is on creating/building/testing/learning/resolution rather than getting stuck and identifying or placing blame).

Essential functions

  • This is primarily an Elixir Engineering role. This is a critical requirement of the job. However, you must also have production experience with multiple technologies such as Python, Java, Javascript, Erlang , Go, Kotlin etc as well.
  • Create massively scalable and high performance applications that support experiences that delight and surprise every consumer who uses your carefully crafted interfaces.
  • Embrace best practices and are always searching for opportunities to continually improve, learn and grow. 
  • Deliver features iteratively.
  • Implement code that runs great across platforms under variable memory and network constraints.
  • Participate in cross-team share-outs, brownbags, and workshop series, standups, hackathons, etc.
  • Analyze application performance and recommend improvements as needed.
  • Perform code reviews, testing, and debugging regularly.
  • Contribute to technical documentation through Notion and other software platforms utilized in the Product and Engineering department.
  • Build and maintain efficient, secure, reusable, and reliable code.
  • Constantly seek to improve your craft by taking advantage of the advances made in the field.  
  • Collaborate with a diverse team and empower everyone to do the best work of their life.
  • Must attend and contribute to regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in the English language required. Additional language proficiency is a plus. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • An exceptional listener with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.
  • Detail-oriented perspective and able to pick up on overlooked details.
  • Organization and time management. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must be able to manage multiple assignments, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Resourceful and able to problem-solve and manage tasks with ambiguity. 
  • Willing to perform an array of tasks both in and out of the office.
  • Can take feedback to tasks and assignments positively and create better solutions.
  • A quick study, able to pick up new skills and learn how to use new programs.
  • Must participate in setting and achieving regularly scheduled and outlined objectives. 
  • Ability to take individual ownership, execute with high energy, share context, insist on candor with positive intent.
  • Proven experience crafting high performance reusable code and micro-services for massive scale distributed systems with multiple technologies.
  • experienced with API frameworks (Django, NodeJS, Go, Spring Boot, Phoenix), as well as database interaction and modeling (Relational, No SQL, Graph, and Big Data)
  • ​​passionate about careful design & architectural planning that lead to a codebase that is future-proof and maintainable.
  • You enjoy the challenge and opportunity to lead and improve the development experience at Angel Studios by enhancing development tools, test coverage, and code structure.
  • You are proactive and detail oriented, yet comfortable working in a dynamic environment with evolving requirements.

Required education and experience

  • This is primarily an Elixir Engineering role. This is a critical requirement of the job. However, you must also have production experience with multiple technologies such as Python, Java, Javascript, Erlang , Go, Kotlin etc as well.
  • Experience with queuing (Kafka, Kinesis, etc)
  • Experience with data warehouses, data lakes, ETL/ELT transformations etc. (Snowflake, Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience

Preferred education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years production level platform engineering experience
  • This is primarily an Elixir Engineering role. This is a critical requirement of the job.

Salary commensurate with experience and scope of responsibility.

Work environment - When in the main office, expect a comfortable, air-conditioned work environment. Team members are issued their own desks, but the office is an open, shared space and can be fast-paced and occasionally noisy.

Physical demands - Must be able to sit or stand at a desk for extended periods of time.

Position type and expected hours of work - Regular full-time, 40 hours per week.

Travel required - Significant travel not anticipated for this position

Work authorization - Must be authorized to work in the United States. 

Geographic Requirements - We are currently highly prioritizing hiring from these US states. Please consider this before choosing to apply:

Alabama (AL), Arizona (AZ), Florida (FL), Idaho (ID), Kansas (KS), North Carolina (NC), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), Oklahoma (OK), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Wisconsin (WI), West Virginia (WV).

Perks at Angel:

- Competitive compensation

- Stock Option equity package

- 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and dependents

- Short, and Long Term Disability Insurance paid for employee, with option of additional AD&D insurance

- Generous Paid Time Off

- Health Spending Account (HSA)

- 401(k) investment opportunity with employer match

- Paid parental leave

Angel is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

At Angel Studios, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.

USA Only
$121K - $180K USD/Year

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