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Gitstart Junior Full Stack JavaScript Developer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

14 days ago

Ideal candidate for this role: 

  • At least 2 years of professional experience as a Software Engineer, writing code for native applications
  • Required experience building React based apps & ES6
  • Required experience building server side apps based on NodeJS
  • Good experience building large single page frontend apps
  • Good grip on functional programming design patterns
  • Good grip on TDD, and writing elegant test cases
  • Experience using/building JS based tooling such as webpack, babel & npm
  • Preferable experience using JS based languages/type systems such as TypeScript/FlowType/Elm/ReasonML
  • Effective communication skills (English, verbal, and written)
  • Prior experience working remotely as an effective member of a team
  • Comfortable working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds

GitStart is a mechanical turk for small coding tasks. It is an automated interface built on an on-demand technology around the idea of Community. Engineering teams accelerate 2-5x through GitStart. Our vision is to provide a global technology platform for developers and engineering teams to work together harmoniously.    

As a developer at GitStart, you will primarily work to scale the Engineering teams of our global clients while leveraging the community of talented Engineers to grow professionally through detailed product and technical reviews; stellar code reviews and collaborative work environment that's 100% remote.

Visit us at https://gitstart.dev

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Tailwind Full-Stack Developer
  • Remote North America
  • Full-time

28 days ago

We're the tiny team behind open-source projects like Tailwind CSS, commercial products like Tailwind UI, and the book Refactoring UI. We're hiring another programmer to help us build more awesome UI tools for developers.

About the job

We're looking for someone to work closely with Adam (that's me, the guy who created Tailwind CSS!) to help shape and build the future of our tools and products.

You'd spend your time developing and improving existing projects, for example:

  • Building new component and page examples Steve designs for Tailwind UI
  • Implementing a componentization strategy for our Tailwind UI templates to extract repeated patterns and make our existing components easier to maintain and faster to develop
  • Building a system for exporting and synchronizing our Tailwind UI component markup with separate Git repositories that we give customers access to
  • Adding support for self-service upgrades to the Tailwind UI app

...as well as contributing directly at the product strategy and creative level to new projects, such as:

  • Designing and developing official React and Vue libraries using Tailwind UI components
  • Planning and developing a new Tailwind UI Ecommerce package
  • Building a live interactive demo application using Tailwind UI to help potential customers see what's possible
  • Adding support for multiple themes to Tailwind UI

We'd also do a ton of open-source work together, like:

  • Working on new Tailwind CSS features like dark mode support or animation utilities
  • Designing and building a typography plugin for Tailwind that makes it easy to style Markdown content
  • Prototyping and evaluating the potential for a CSS-in-JS version of Tailwind

You and I would spend a lot of time pair programming, brainstorming on hard problems, prototyping different ideas, throwing them away, and prototyping them again. You wouldn't be just churning through tickets in a backlog — you'd be helping to design entirely new products, figuring out what exactly we're even building and why.

We're only three people (you'd be number four) which means that even though we each have our areas of expertise, we all wear many hats. We're looking for a programmer, but you'd also help out with things like:

  • Managing GitHub issues and fixing bugs
  • Writing and improving the documentation for the tools we make
  • Answering customer support questions
  • Troubleshooting problems for users in places like Twitter and Discord

If you've ever maintained an open-source project, working with us carries a lot of the same responsibilities. The difference is we all get paid for it and don't have to squeeze in all our work on evenings and weekends.

Here are a few recent projects you might have worked on if you were already part of the team:

  • Building the first batch of Marketing Header components for Tailwind UI using Tailwind CSS, vanilla HTML, and a little bit of Alpine.js for the interactive demos
  • Building a Transition component in React that lets Tailwind UI customers easily style enter/leave transitions with Tailwind utilities
  • Refactoring the actual Tailwind UI application (a Laravel app) to read component data from an isolated SQLite database instead of from the same database that holds customer information, to simplify and speed up deployments without any down-time

About you

We're looking for someone with very strong front-end skills who is an expert in a modern component framework like React or Vue, with experience in a back-end framework like Laravel being a big plus. More important than specific technical skills though is that you're a strong problem solver who loves to learn — we're not experts in everything and we don't expect you to be either.

You might not call yourself a designer, but you know great UI design when you see it and you know when something isn't up to par. Details matter to you, and if the text in a button is off-center by a pixel you will go to the end of the earth to figure out why.

We don't care if you went to school (I dropped out of both university and college!), we just care about what you can do and how you do it. We're all just makers and tinkerers, so as long as you love to build awesome stuff you'll fit right in.

Here are some of the technologies we work with day-to-day right now:

  • Tailwind CSS itself is written in modern JavaScript (and targets Node.js, not the browser), and tested with Jest
  • The Tailwind UI web application is a traditional server-rendered Laravel 7 application, enhanced with a little bit of Alpine.js
  • Tailwind UI components are authored in plain HTML + Alpine (but we'd love your help migrating to a more maintainable approach)
  • The Tailwind documentation website is currently built with Jigsaw (a Laravel-based static site generator) and Vue.js, but we are planning to rebuild it with Next.js and MDX in the coming months

One of the biggest projects we're going to be tackling later this year is developing official Tailwind UI React and Vue libraries, so long term we will be doing a lot more complex front-end JavaScript work than we do right now.

Some of the challenges that we expect to face on that project include:

  • Designing user-facing APIs for these libraries that are extremely flexible and powerful, but also easy to get started with
  • Coming up with an approach that supports multiple color palette options, while still being PurgeCSS-friendly
  • Building the interactive components (dropdowns, modals, etc.) with all accessibility best practices in mind, including correct use of ARIA attributes, proper keyboard navigation, and handling complex issues like focus trapping

Pay and benefits

This is a fully remote, full-time (40 hour per week) position, and you can choose your own hours. All we ask is that you plan to overlap around ~4 hours per day with 8am-5pm EST because I am sick of always programming by myself.

The salary for this position is between $115,000 — $135,000 USD (or $160,000 – $195,000 CAD) based on experience, paid in your local currency. We'll do the currency conversion when you're hired and deal with any exchange fluctuation on our side.

The position includes 4 weeks (20 days) of paid time off, plus 10 additional days for local national holidays. You're also free to take additional time off here and there as needed for any reasonable reason, like of course if you are sick, but also if you need the morning off to take your pet to the vet, or need an afternoon off to drive a loved one to the airport, whatever. At the end of the day all that matters to us is that we're making progress on what we're building together — we're not interested in tracking time.

We are committed to working at a sustainable and healthy pace, and we believe 6-8 hours is more than enough time to get a solid day's work done.

We will buy you any equipment you need to do your best work, including a computer, external display, office chair — whatever you need. If you need to rent a desk at a co-working space, we'll pay for that as well.

We're a Canadian company, so the position is permanent/full-time in spirit but a contract role on paper since we can't actually hire anyone outside of Canada as a traditional employee. That means it does not include certain benefits like health insurance or a retirement plan, so we've tried to account for that in the compensation.

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Casumo Senior JavaScript Developer
  • Is-Swieqi, Malta
  • Full-time

30 days ago

Here at Casumo we work across our lovingly crafted and award-winning web app and a suite of bespoke tools to support us in building the best player experience through our joint passion to and creativity. As part of the team, you will shape our constantly evolving product in collaboration with a full stack team of engineers, designers, product managers, growth experts and player engagement specialists. 

Collaboration works best with great communication so you will need to share what you are up to with the team, and reach out for help when you need it. We all share the responsibility to constantly improve our products, our code and our teamwork so you’ll need to be the change you want to see.

We are looking for a talented and passionate Engineer to join our Play team which focuses on our Casino Games Browser. Their mission is to build outstanding player experience and generate further engagement across locations and devices.

Who are you?

You are a positive, open-minded and creative problem solver. You enjoy learning from others and sharing knowledge. You design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and enhance software solutions. We hope that the following resonates with you:

  • You take pride in the code you write and you understand the importance of writing in a scalable and maintainable way.

  • You are eager to keep up to date with the latest trends in your craft which hopefully is along the lines of JS development and tools.

  • You love that batman joke.

  • You thrive on creating positive changes, without losing friends over the existence of semi-colons.

  • You enjoy working with backend engineers to design awesome APIs.

  • You are excited to write in a declarative functional style.

  • , Unit and Functional Testing in are your jam.

  • And last but not least, you are a jolly good sentient being!

Engineering at Casumo

At Casumo we strive to create the optimal engineering experience. We believe every individual’s needs and desires are unique and we therefore encourage our engineers to be the main force to create their best work environment. This includes being in control of your own schedule, tools, meetings and projects. As a software engineer at Casumo you will work with an international, distributed and highly skilled team. We strongly value team spirit and a respectful environment. A humble and open mindset is key to reach higher goals. At Casumo there are many technologies and projects to dig into. Here is an idea of what our days look like:

  • Development of responsive web applications that work across a variety of devices.

  • Communicate closely with product designers, producers and backend engineers via our main communication channels; Github, Slack, Jira and Confluence.

  • Implement and test features to improve our customers' experience using , Redux, Redux-Sagas, Apollo GraphQL, SASS, Webpack, Flow, Cypress, Jest, Enzyme..

  • Ship our code using continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines.

  • Reviewing our shipped features via 3rd party tools like; Rollbar, Browserstack and Logrocket.

  • Dedicated time for experiments, it can be new frameworks, ES6 or whatever rocks your boat 

Join us for a career where you’ll grow personally & professionally within an Agile environment.

Casumo is an equal opportunity employer. We hire talented people to build something different & unique; we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability.

Even if you meet 60% of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply! We are looking to create a diverse and multifaceted team. We embody inclusion, which is reflected in our company values where we embrace diversity and equal opportunities for everyone.

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Givecloud Senior Front End Developer – React
  • Remote Canada
  • Full-time

36 days ago

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Givecloud helps organizations build trust through our best-in-class donor experience which drives engagement, relationship and ultimately, healthier fundraising. We're recruiting a talented, motivated and passionate Senior React Developer _with a bit of Backend experience _who is looking for a chance to do something that matters - to make a long-term difference in their career, in the lives of their co-workers, and leave their mark on humanity. Our competitive advantage is our belief that organizations should be focused on Trustraising, not Fundraising - join us in our journey to make that happen!

Our lead developers are dedicated professionals passionate about writing great code, shipping great code, and making the best product possible. This team is the heart of Givecloud and given full autonomy to make data-driven and innovative product decisions, informed (not dictated) by the CX and Marketing teams.

The Role

  • Consistently able to develop & deliver high quality, detail-oriented user experiences (from sketches, breadboards and flows to final deliverable)
  • Evolving our existing Server Side App to a Single Page React Application
  • Collaborating with our customer service and growth teams on scoping new features
  • Prototyping new features and seeing what works and what doesn't
  • Helping to design and evolve our software development process
  • Ability to support the backend team when necessary
  • Bring a focus to performance, accessibility and compatibility

Who You Are

  • You ship - you make it happen
  • Constantly learning and increasing your knowledge & skills
  • Highly self-motivated and results-oriented team player who can thrive in a remote environment
  • You care deeply about the user experience, never shying away from the last mile to create something truly delightful

What you'll need

  • 5+ years experience as a React developer (thorough understanding of state management, context, hooks, lifecycle)
    • Experienced with the full development life cycle, including requirements analysis, architecture, design, coding, testing, and delivery of solutions
  • Strong experience with backend development using server-side frameworks, such as PHP/Laravel or NodeJS/Express
  • Strong database skills (e.g., Elasticsearch, Postgres/PostGIS, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis, etc.)
  • Experience with CSS/SCSS
  • Experience with Jest (or other testing frameworks)
  • Experience with using development tooling (Github, NPM, Command Line)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment (we're agile-ish)
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field is considered an asset but no formal post-secondary degree is required. As long as you have work you can show us that demonstrates your skill level, you qualify.

This is a Work from Home / Remote Opportunity

Web Summit Senior Software Engineer – Frontend
  • Remote Dublin +/- 2 hours
  • Full-time

42 days ago

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About us:

In the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world”. Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet”, Bloomberg calls it  “Davos for geeks”, Politico “the Olympics of tech”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”.

Whatever Web Summit is it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of nearly 200 employees, including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. 

We’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events. We’ve revolutionised how people come together in our world. We started with one event: Web Summit. But now we’re creating category defining events all over the world, from Asia to North America. 

We’re just getting started.

About the team:

The Web Product Team develops and maintains websites and applications for our ever growing number of vertical sites for brands such as Web Summit, Collision and others.  Our Web Developers work with Design, Content, Product and Engineering teams, creating world class user experiences, connecting attendees across the globe and testing website concepts on an array of different devices. While they focus on our larger sites, they flex skills and try out new technologies on any number of interactive pieces and side projects.

Due to increased demands, we are looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to take the reins on new products. 

What you’ll achieve at Web Summit:

  • You’ll take the lead on the design and architecture of a new suite of products
  • You'll work in a small team of web developers, driving technical direction and decision making. 
  • You’ll participate in website design and wireframing, development and maintenance, content editing and publishing, taking the lead on certain projects.
  • You'll create and develop web content using ReactJS and the latest in Javascript frameworks and languages.
  • You’ll work in a collaborative environment liaising directly with various departments across the business to generate world-class web content.
  • You’ll provide support to the digital team with display advertising design and other ad-hoc projects.

Who you are:

  • You are highly motivated and passionate about coding and technology in general.
  • You have strong architectural experience, building out world class products from conception to delivery. 
  • You are comfortable taking a project from initial specs to completion, dealing with project managers and stakeholders.
  • You can gather requirements from specific teams and turn them into technical specs.
  • You love working in a fast-paced environment with varied and rapidly changing goals.
  • You have experience building custom sites on WordPress or other CMS platforms. You relish the challenge of learning new programming languages and technologies on the job.

Skills and abilities we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years experience in a commercial Frontend/WebDev role.
  • You've led teams and projects, from concept to delivery. 
  • The ability to write clean, responsive code without using a framework.
  • You are highly proficient with the latest Javascript languages, specifically React and Vue.
  • Excellent HTML(5), CSS, jQuery and Javascript skills.
  • Demonstrable experience developing websites, applications and CMS.
  • Experience with WordPress, specifically custom theming/plugin development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical teams.
  • Git/BitBucket or other version control experience.
  • Grunt/Gulp experience within complex applications a plus
Dyson Senior Full Stack Developer
  • Bristol, UK
  • Full-time

42 days ago

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Description

A key project you’ll be involved with is the development and maintenance of our Java based eCommerce platform gaining exposure to technologies such as Vue JS, Hybris, Adobe Experience Manager and micro services. You’ll be joining a highly collaborative environment and will therefore be expected to share your technical expertise as well as lend a hand to other areas of development such as front-end development and automation testing.

Accountabilities

We're looking for people who are always looking to make things more efficient – code, ways of working, tools – and who can collaborate with others in a productive and positive way. If you join us, you’ll be joining a team of people across development, quality, infrastructure and support. We’re agile - but not in a rigid way, we adapt to our environment. Our greenfield projects have fully embraced continuous integration and delivery – but there’s plenty still to do!

Skills

Essential: 

  • Experience working with web technologies 
  • Good understanding of Agile development methodologies 
  • Excellent knowledge of Javascript OR Java with exposure to Spring & Spring Boot

Desirable

  • Experience with Git source control
  • Experience writing unit tests (eg. Jasmine/jUnit+Mockito) 
  • Exposure to modern UI libraries (React/Vue/Angular) 
  • Exposure to automation test frameworks (eg. Selenium) 

Benefits

  • City centre location 
  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension schemes
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Lift share scheme
  • Discount on Dyson machines
Khan Academy Senior Frontend Engineer
  • Remote US + Canada
  • Full-time

47 days ago

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About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of high-quality instructional and practice resources that empowers learners and the teachers who support them. Whether they’re studying metaphors, mitosis, Marbury v. Madison, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything.

Khan Academy is looking for passionate software engineers to help change the world. We’ve built a talented development team with engineers from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes industry leaders from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Intuit, as well as folks from tiny startups and developers from non-traditional backgrounds. Together, we’re a team that is deeply invested in your future. We believe that no organization will be as invested in developing you as a professional.

About the Role

As an Engineer at Khan Academy, you'll help learners build mastery regardless of where they are, and regardless of whether they are accessing Khan on the browser, on Android, or on iOS. You’ll create new, impactful ways for teachers and students to use online learning in the classroom. You’ll work on the content creation and translation tools that we rely on to expand our library of world-class educational content and bring it to an international audience. You'll help build cutting-edge infrastructure to enable students of all backgrounds to succeed on high-stakes assessments like the SAT and LSAT. Ultimately, you'll be part of helping millions of learners around the world unlock their full potential.

What you'll do:

  • Take on world-changing challenges guided by our Engineering Principles – some of which have never been solved before.

  • Work on code that is used by millions of monthly active learners from all over the 🌍.

  • Model problems, then design, write, test and release code to solve them!

  • Collaborate with your peers via code reviews to level up yourself and others, to improve your ability to provide effective feedback, and to achieve higher quality code.

  • Ship products with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, analysts and product managers.

  • Contribute to open source! We ❤️ open source, and we give back to the community whenever we can.

  • Build using technology that is best suited to solving problems for our learners. Currently, we build with JavaScript, React, Redux, GraphQL, Python, Go, and we adopt new technologies when they’ll help us better achieve our goals.

  • Develop accessible web products that are joyful for users of all ability types.

You can read about our latest work on our Engineering Blog. A few highlights:

You need:

  • At least 5 years experience building world-class product experiences for an interactive web-app

  • Strong technical project management skills, as our Senior Software Engineers often lead projects.

  • Experience building and maintaining complex software. You’ll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You’ll write testable, quality code. You’ll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions.

  • Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback

  • Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You’re motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world.

  • Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world.

You don't need:

  • We don't require experience in any particular technology. Our commitment to on-boarding and mentorship means you won’t be left in the dark as you learn new technologies.

About our benefits

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well!

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses

  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time

  • Generous parental leave

  • Flexible work and time-off schedules to encourage work-family balance and holidays

  • Delicious catered lunch daily plus lots of snacks and beverages

  • Great location: short walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View.

  • Awesome team events, on-sites and off-sites, company parties and BBQs, and weekly board game nights

  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant 

  • The ability to improve real lives and the opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education

  • Affinity groups where parents, Black and Latinx, women and gender minorities, and LGBTQ+ identified folks support one another

  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life

How to apply:

  • Attach your resume to the job posting on our Khan Careers page

  • Briefly describe your experience building backend web services that deal with large volumes of requests per second.

  • Address the following prompt in the space provided below: We believe that reaching all learners requires a team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team’s experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives - whether personal, professional, academic, or in your own classroom - would contribute to the diversity of our team and our ability to understand and address the needs of all learners.

Optional:

  • Links to projects or previous work. We especially like living, breathing projects, demos, or commentaries on your work. Please don’t just send code – show or tell us why you wrote it, what it’s for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc. No project is too small if it’s something you care about. If you're feeling especially creative feel free to include a link to a project that you've built on our programming platform.

  • If you’d like to provide a more traditional cover letter addressing your interest in KA (in addition to the diversity-based response), please feel free to attach that below.

To learn more about our work:

Khan Academy Senior Frontend Engineer
  • Remote US + Canada
  • Full-time

52 days ago

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About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of high-quality instructional and practice resources that empowers learners and the teachers who support them. Whether they’re studying metaphors, mitosis, Marbury v. Madison, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything.

Khan Academy is looking for passionate software engineers to help change the world. We’ve built a talented development team with engineers from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes industry leaders from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Intuit, as well as folks from tiny startups and developers from non-traditional backgrounds. Together, we’re a team that is deeply invested in your future. We believe that no organization will be as invested in developing you as a professional.

About the Role

As an Engineer at Khan Academy, you'll help learners build mastery regardless of where they are, and regardless of whether they are accessing Khan on the browser, on Android, or on iOS. You’ll create new, impactful ways for teachers and students to use online learning in the classroom. You’ll work on the content creation and translation tools that we rely on to expand our library of world-class educational content and bring it to an international audience. You'll help build cutting-edge infrastructure to enable students of all backgrounds to succeed on high-stakes assessments like the SAT and LSAT. Ultimately, you'll be part of helping millions of learners around the world unlock their full potential.

What you'll do:

  • Take on world-changing challenges guided by our Engineering Principles – some of which have never been solved before.

  • Work on code that is used by millions of monthly active learners from all over the 🌍.

  • Model problems, then design, write, test and release code to solve them!

  • Collaborate with your peers via code reviews to level up yourself and others, to improve your ability to provide effective feedback, and to achieve higher quality code.

  • Ship products with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, analysts and product managers.

  • Contribute to open source! We ❤️ open source, and we give back to the community whenever we can.

  • Build using technology that is best suited to solving problems for our learners. Currently, we build with JavaScript, React, Redux, GraphQL, Python, Go, and we adopt new technologies when they’ll help us better achieve our goals.

  • Develop accessible web products that are joyful for users of all ability types.

You can read about our latest work on our Engineering Blog. A few highlights:

You need:

  • At least 5 years experience building world-class product experiences for an interactive web-app

  • Strong technical project management skills, as our Senior Software Engineers often lead projects.

  • Experience building and maintaining complex software. You’ll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You’ll write testable, quality code. You’ll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions.

  • Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback

  • Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You’re motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world.

  • Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world.

You don't need:

  • We don't require experience in any particular technology. Our commitment to on-boarding and mentorship means you won’t be left in the dark as you learn new technologies.

About our benefits

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well!

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses

  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time

  • Generous parental leave

  • Flexible work and time-off schedules to encourage work-family balance and holidays

  • Delicious catered lunch daily plus lots of snacks and beverages

  • Great location: short walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View.

  • Awesome team events, on-sites and off-sites, company parties and BBQs, and weekly board game nights

  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant 

  • The ability to improve real lives and the opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education

  • Affinity groups where parents, Black and Latinx, women and gender minorities, and LGBTQ+ identified folks support one another

  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life

How to apply:

  • Attach your resume to the job posting on our Khan Careers page

  • Briefly describe your experience building backend web services that deal with large volumes of requests per second.

  • Address the following prompt in the space provided below: We believe that reaching all learners requires a team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team’s experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives - whether personal, professional, academic, or in your own classroom - would contribute to the diversity of our team and our ability to understand and address the needs of all learners.

Optional:

  • Links to projects or previous work. We especially like living, breathing projects, demos, or commentaries on your work. Please don’t just send code – show or tell us why you wrote it, what it’s for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc. No project is too small if it’s something you care about. If you're feeling especially creative feel free to include a link to a project that you've built on our programming platform.

  • If you’d like to provide a more traditional cover letter addressing your interest in KA (in addition to the diversity-based response), please feel free to attach that below.

To learn more about our work:

Silverfin Experienced Ruby Developer
  • Remote CET +/- 3h
  • Full-time

56 days ago

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If you’re any good at Ruby, this is probably not the first job ad you’ve seen, so we’ve done our best to stand out while also accurately presenting what we’re all about. If it sounds like you would enjoy working with us, don’t hesitate to apply or drop us a line with questions on engineering-recruitment@silverfin.com.

Ahum. Here it comes.

What’s a Silverfin?

At Silverfin we’re trying to apply the promise of software to the age-old industry of accounting. With our SaaS we’re automating a large chunk of the busy-work that accountants are currently handling manually, and are building new tools so they can provide better services to their customers. We aim to optimize their workflow in such a way that accountants can spend more time on the much more impactful and rewarding work of advising their customers, the business owners.

The good news is we’re succeeding in doing exactly that. Every day more than 15.000 financial service professionals use Silverfin to help and advise more than 200.000 businesses. Our customers adore us! The even better news is there’s still plenty left to work on, and that’s where we hope you come in.

What makes the engineering team at Silverfin special?

We’re a remote-first engineering team of 25 people distributed in 14 different countries. A priority for us is maintaining proper work-life balance. We avoid meetings as much as possible, accept deadlines only when absolutely necessary, and never expect anyone to work longer hours than they’ve signed up for. A day in our working lives is pretty boring in this regard, and we feel that’s exactly how it should be.

Working with us means you can be flexible with your schedule. It’s OK to disappear for a few hours in the middle of the day to run some errands, get a haircut, pick up the kids — whatever reason, you don’t need to explain yourself. You also fully decide when you take time off: our team is sufficiently varied and well organized that there are always enough people around to handle the load, and in the rare cases it’s not, we will decrease the load instead of asking people to move their holiday.

Being remote-first means we favor asynchronous communication. We don’t shy away from chatting in Slack, but the important decisions or discussions are done in Gitlab issues, over email, or in our wiki, so there’s a written, persisted record. We’re mindful of maintaining long chunks of focussed time, which means we avoid @-mentions or PMs on Slack, and other triggers and interrupts. We encourage using Slack’s DnD function, especially when you’re not working!

We’d be really happy to welcome you in our #dev channel, but it’s not just virtual: we make sure we regularly get to see each other in real life too. Twice a year we fly the whole engineering team together to a different location in Europe, and at least once a year we join up with the rest of the company so we can spend some time together with the other departments.

What does working at Silverfin look like?

We work in nimble teams around 5 people in size, with each team taking ownership of a specific set of features of the application. Teams are responsible for a full slice across the stack, so both the backend as well as the frontend of each part is maintained by the same people.

You’ll be supported by our UI designer who develops and maintains HTML and CSS components into a reusable UI-framework, and even builds Vue.js prototypes where necessary, handling compatibility problems with different browsers for you, and making sure everything is responsive as well.

Our ops team ensures things run smoothly, deploys happen correctly, and will work with you when issues should arise. We’re enthusiastic followers of the devops mindset, which means ops and developers work together to solve problems, and empower each-other to be self-sufficient, instead of throwing problems over the wall to the “other side”.

Our stack is Vue.js and vanilla JS with a sprinkling of jQuery on the frontend and an up-to-date Rails monolith on the backend. We use PostgreSQL and Redis for persistence and caching, and everything is running on a Kubernetes cluster in Google Cloud. Our daily tools include GitLab, Quip and Slack, with Zoom as our remote conferencing tool of choice.

No code gets deployed without a code-review by a peer and testing is a must. Our pipeline automates deployment when the suite is green, and deploys happen dozens of times a day. Each team is currently doing Kanban, but they’re free to follow whatever process suits them best. There are regular retros held to work towards continuous improvement.

Software for accountants is not considered to be very exciting, but we have our fair share of technical challenges. To give you a sense of scale: our database exceeds 7TB*, and our largest table recently crossed the 10 billion row mark. We interface with more than 30 different external APIs, and provide third parties an API of our own.

*: Our ops team noted that this actually isn’t that hard to achieve if you’re just indexing everything, but it still sounds impressive, right?

What does your future look like?

Personal growth is key to staying motivated. At Silverfin you don’t need to move to management in order to get promoted. We see the individual contributor track and the management track as two different growth paths which every engineer can follow and switch between. You can be promoted, including pay raises, as a contributor just like as a manager.

Everyone has a €1000 yearly budget to spend on conferences, courses, workshops or other training to improve their skills and level up. This also includes accommodation, travel costs. If the conference is on a workday you’ll get paid like any normal day. Silverfin colleagues regularly visit conferences across the world. Are you going to Euruko this year? Come say hi!

We’re looking to hire a lot of new colleagues, and by the end of the year we’d like to have a couple of more teams. Each new team would also need a new teamlead, and we prefer to promote from within the engineering team. This means if you’d like to step onto the management track, there will be plenty of opportunities to do so in the near future. We pro-actively keep track of who would be interested, and provide feedback and learning opportunities to work towards such a goal.

What are we looking for?

  • You’re experienced in both Ruby and Rails, and also understand where the boundaries lie between them. You can code in Ruby without any of Rails’ training wheels if necessary.
  • You’re up for mentoring coworkers and can give in-depth, productive feedback during code reviews. While you appreciate the small stuff, you recognize bikeshedding and can avoid its pitfalls.
  • You code with reason and can justify the important decisions you made during development.
  • You can communicate clearly in English, both written and verbally.
  • You know and can apply best practices when relevant. That means the usual like version control, testing, and refactoring; but also higher level concepts such as good object oriented design.
  • You're aware of the trade-offs involved in proper engineering and can make balanced business decisions, keeping in mind all the stakeholders of the project.
  • You’ve got opinions on code design and you can discuss them, but you’re professional enough to not let those opinions get in the way of a consensus if necessary.

What can we offer you?

  • Actual, proper work-life balance
  • Choose your own working hours and work 100% remotely
  • Personal growth training and opportunities
  • Join a distributed remote-first engineering team with 25 colleagues in 14 different countries
  • A refreshing work environment with professional, friendly and welcoming colleagues
  • A €1000 yearly budget for conferences, courses, workshops or other expenses that will improve your skills

Requirements

  • You have at least 4 years of experience working with Ruby, or 2 years of experience with Ruby and 4 years in other languages.
  • You get Rails
  • Your work hours have some overlap with EU business hours (we require your local timezone to be within CET +/- 3h)

Nice to have’s

These would be nice but are definitely not necessary. Don’t worry if none of the following applies to you.

  • Experience as a remote worker in a fully remote team
  • Experience with Javascript (ES6) and frontend frameworks
  • Experience working with large datasets and the problems they bring
  • Experience in Fintech
  • Accounting knowledge

Interested?

Fostr Front End Developer (Shopify)
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

November 19, 2020

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Fostr is a premier Shopify Plus Agency based in the UK and working with clients across the globe. We specialise in luxury, fashion, beauty and lifestyle, working with brands including Victoria Beckham (Fashion and Beauty), Beach House Group (Millie Bobby Brown's Florence by Mills, Moon by Kendall Jenner), Ralph & Russo, Trench London, Gymshark, Triangl and Clarks Shoes.

We strategise, design, build and optimise exceptional eCommerce experiences for our clients.

We are friendly, fast growing and ambitious, providing unrivalled opportunities for our team to work with some of the most exciting brands in the world.

Who We Are Looking For

A Front End Developer who loves to solve problems and build engaging, modern user experiences for consumer facing brands. Someone who is able to work in a fast-paced agile team and manage their time effectively.

What You'll DoYou will work as part of a crew to plan and deliver the development aspect of client projects.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Build responsive websites and web applications
  • Browser and device testing all your work
  • Work closely with our Designers to translate design prototypes into a fully functional website and web applications
  • Clearly communicate technical solutions to team members
  • Attending client meetings when required
  • Create technical documentation
  • BAU work

What You'll BringRequired:

  • Modern front-end development background (JavaScript, CSS preprocessors, HTML)
  • Familiarity with JS based build tooling (Webpack, Babel etc.)
  • Working to deadlines
  • Experience with Git version control
  • Understanding of SEO requirements

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience or a keen interest in reactive JS frameworks (Vue, React etc.)
  • Knowledge of functional and object oriented programming paradigms
  • Understanding of server-side/client-side rendering and the pros and cons of both
  • Experience with testing.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in building modular and reusable components/libraries
  • Experience in writing backend services in Node.js
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployments