Sr. Software Engineer

Engineering Team | San Francisco

Crunchyroll is proud to boast a platform that provides a robust service to its customers all around the world. We are looking for world-class engineers to join our team, designing and building a codebase that performs reliably at scale for both customers and content partners. Our suite of services includes media and video, user account management, eCommerce, digital publishing, payments social media, and more. The ideal candidate is a full-stack LAMP engineer. Qualified candidates are highly technical and have a knack for building production-quality services for millions of users. They are professional software engineers with strong technical design principles, not hackers. They think before they code, they adhere to principles of software abstraction in API design, and they are cognizant of capabilities as well as limitations in what they build. They are not married to a specific language or implementation, and see the merits in using the right tool for the job.


  • Work with other engineers and technical product managers to implement and maintain features for our internal platform
  • Improve the reliability of our services via robust testing infrastructure
  • Improve the scalability of our services through proper planning and changes to architecture
  • Improve the availability of our services through better monitoring, performance reporting, error reporting
  • Improve the server response times of our APIs by profiling and identifying bottlenecks and eliminating them
  • Improve the security of our systems
  • Work with devops and sys admin to deploy new technologies


  • BS in Computer Science
  • 5+ years working with PHP, Java, or Python, and MySQL
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, OS, and networking
  • Expertise in RDBMS internals and familiar with scaling techniques
  • Proficiency in message queueing systems
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with code design principles and common patterns
  • Experience in automated testing is a plus
  • Proficiency in PHP (Symfony) is a plus
  • Familiarity with NoSQL and other datastores is a plus
  • Familiarity with Go is a plus
  • Strong communication skills and team player


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4x/week
  • Pet friendly environment

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.  The company was founded in 2006 and now has over 700,000 paid subscribers and is a Top 10 SVOD service.

About Ellation, Inc.

Ellation evolved from the words constellation and elation. Inspired by constellation, we align groups of great content brands and programmers with passionate superfan communities. From elation, we endeavor to delight users. We believe deeply in premium video and see opportunities to create a more sustainable direct-to-consumer business model for content creators and programmers.  Ellation currently operates Crunchyroll and Creativebug, and will be launching a new offering in the near future.

Ellation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Otter Media, a Joint Venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T.