Who We’re Looking For
We prefer a small and highly effective engineering team, so every new team member is vital to the success of the company.
You must be a senior, seasoned developer. Technically, we’re mostly interested in your recent Ruby on Rails and general web development experience at all levels of the stack, from front end JS apps, to dealing with search engines, site reliability and performance, and everything in between. You’ll join a small tech team, so your voice will be heard when we need to make new technical decisions as our product grows. We expect you to go beyond coding to give input on the product roadmap, design, and architecture.
Generally speaking, you should be:
A versatile engineer. You know what you don’t know and feel comfortable learning new skills. You’re not ashamed of recognizing mistakes and take measures to avoid falling again.
A team player. You share code-ownership as much as possible. You don't mind fixing other people’s code or stepping in to help a teammate.
A full-stack developer. You have lots of experience building Rails applications, and you’re also comfortable writing front-end code (HTML/CSS/JS).
A minimalist. You believe a new feature should be built only when the evidence supports it. You’re willing to push back when you believe this rule is being ignored or violated.
A great communicator. You communicate your ideas, feedback, and criticism thoroughly, clearly, and courteously. You believe there’s no such thing as over-explaining or over-clarifying because that’s how miscommunication is avoided.
Examples of tasks you’ll be assigned to (solo or in a team)
Investigate issues reported by our customer support team, determine impact and root cause, and solve them.
Discuss new features with our content team and help define the best solutions possible with a focus on the business needs and expected timelines.
Participate in the scheduled planning meetings to discuss and estimate work for the iteration.
Keep an eye on our infrastructure monitoring and investigate potential issues (we all do ops).
You Should Have
5+ years of software engineering experience, with 3+ years in Ruby on Rails specifically.
HTML5, CSS, JS fluency.
Experience with a ReactJS application in production.
Real understanding of how the web works under the hood. TCP, HTTP, DNS, IP, caches, etc.
Experience writing automated tests and refactoring.
Extensive Git (or similar) experience solving complex merging conflicts and branch rebases.
Strong knowledge of SQL in general and DB performance analysis. We use PostgreSQL.
B.S. Computer Science or related field.
Solid knowledge of OOP, software architecture and design patterns.
Experience with at least one programming language other than Ruby and JS.
A deep understanding of the importance of building maintainable, efficient, clean code, while balancing that with the urgency of the business needs.
Deep caring about uptime and reliability.
The will to take responsibility for projects end-to-end from idea to completion.
Bonus Points for experience with
Hosting apps in Heroku, monitoring and scaling them up/down.
Implementing APIs for mobile apps.
Implementing a SaaS application or with subscription-based businesses generally.
Implementing user-visible dashboards, graphing data and showing stats/analytics in general.
Integrating with different analytics/events-based engines like [url removed, login to view], Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, etc.
Contributing to Open Source.
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