Last Call Media

Cloud Software Engineer

  • Full-time
  • $100k+/mo
  • a month ago


We’re looking for a passionate, multiskilled Cloud Software Engineer to join our team.
The Cloud Software Engineer works on projects with LCM’s clients to improve the security, scalability, and reliability of their digital products. The role requires experience in several different technologies, working closely with stakeholders to extract requirements and advocate for technological best practices.
Last Call Media is a remote-first global digital consultancy with team members on four continents. This role can work from anywhere in the United States with a strong internet connection, as long as you can reliably commit to 5 hours’ overlap with Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.


What you’ll do

  • Design, develop, maintain and deploy modular cloud-based systems in accordance with best practices in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ensure efficient functioning of data storage and process functions in accordance with company security policies and best practices in cloud security.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues.
  • Regularly review existing systems and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Interact with clients, provide cloud support, and make recommendations based on client needs.

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrable experience in 2 or more of the following technologies (ideally in an enterprise environment):
  • AWS
  • NodeJS (especially backend, including browser automation with tools like Puppeteer and Playwright)
  • Python (especially as it pertains to data engineering with tools like Apache Airflow)
  • Terraform (especially as it pertains to AWS)
  • Databases (Postgres preferred)
  • Full stack web application experience:
  • Knowledge of frontend technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience building, maintaining and deploying web applications in modern frameworks such as Next.js
  • Progressive engineering experience:
  • Researching new technologies and giving recommendations on their use.
  • Performing root cause analysis in a systematic way
  • Code review and testing
  • Translating business requirements into technical specifications that meet cost and time limitations
  • Picking up large, complex tasks and refining them into more easily solvable subtasks.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with and preference for remote work
  • Fluent spoken and written English

It’d be nice if you also had

  • Experience working on a project integrating many different languages or components.
  • AWS certifications.
  • Familiarity with some or all of the following technologies:
  • GCP, Power Apps, or other
  • GitHub Actions, CodeBuild, or similar
  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools (Jira and Confluence).


How We Work

We like to do work with purpose; a lot of our clients are higher ed, non-profit and charities, and government contracts with state/city departments.
Last Call Media has a nontraditional company structure; we have no “people managers” and the individuals that do really well here are self-starters who can work independently, but know when to ask for help.
We’re a highly collaborative environment. From the projects we work on to the way our company is run, we believe that the more perspectives we’re able to take into account, the better things will be. We like to maintain alignment by checking in early and often and communicating frequently. We like to avoid people completing large deliverables in a vacuum, where misalignments can grow large.
Because of our nontraditional company structure, our highly collaborative environment, and our frequent check-ins, we approach accountability a little differently than many other organizations by having a high level of trust with everyone. Our work is the product of our collaboration--if improvements need to be made, we approach them as a team as opposed to placing blame on individuals.
Last Call encourages people to maintain a good work/life balance. People do not work on weekends, and we do not interrogate people who want to take time off. We do ask that all employees schedule their work days to have at least a five hour overlap with 9:00 am - 5:00 pm eastern time (EDT/EST), but how that ends up working out is different for everyone. All that matters is that your team can count on you to attend meetings and meet project deadlines.
We heavily utilize Slack and Jira for frequent daily communication. Other tools in our belt include Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.), Confluence, Harvest, and more that are specific to specialized teams. Teams at LCM are based around a specific project, and will have their own meeting cadences (daily standup, retros, etc.) as well. Almost everyone at Last Call is a member of one or more teams, and we come together as a company (virtually) regularly.

All of us at LCM pride ourselves on being:

  • Able to empathize, which helps us understand the needs of the client, the customer, the product, and the team at LCM
  • Highly communicative
  • Able to work independently
  • Comfortable asking for help
  • Experienced with communicating with clients directly
  • Eager and motivated to learn new concepts
  • Team players in a collaborative environment
  • Fast learners

Compensation & How To Apply:

This position is compensated at a salary commensurate with skill and experience, with an anticipated range of 140,000 USD annually. LCM also offers a comprehensive benefits package including an annual (unlimited) professional development budget; a flexible PTO policy; health, dental, and vision insurance; and more!
If this position already sounds like you or where you're headed, please apply. Applications must be completed in English. AI use is welcomed, with the expectation that you understand and can explain your responses.
Our hiring process has five steps:
  1. First, you’ll complete the application, which includes a questionnaire about your skills and experience - we do not ask for cover letters.
  1. If selected, you’ll complete a brief skills assessment that will take no more than 20 minutes.
  1. If selected, you’ll be interviewed by members of LCM’s Engineering Group.
  1. If selected, you’ll complete a more in-depth skills assessment that will take no more than 2 hours.
  1. If selected, you’ll be invited to discuss your solution with members of LCM’s Government Solutions Group.
If you are offered a job at LCM, we will conduct a background check on you through a third-party vendor. This process follows the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other relevant laws at the federal, state, and local levels.
The purpose of the background check is to ensure a safe and productive workplace environment for all employees. Please let us know if you have any questions. We aim to be transparent and follow proper procedures.