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Instawork Backend Engineer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

26 days ago

As a Backend Engineer, you will work on a small team that develops the core systems that power Instawork's staffing engine. This includes our dispatch algorithms (matching workers and businesses), payment systems, and realtime geo-location services. Backend engineers are also responsible for scaling our development practices and production systems.

Note: Although this is a remote position, we are only considering US-based candidates.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Develop & maintain core services like our dispatch engine, payment system, and geo-location service
  • Evaluate and develop new tools and technologies that can help achieve company-level goals
  • Tackle tricky bugs & edge cases that span multiple systems and platforms
  • Improve the performance and reliability of our services including databases, CI/CD pipeline, web services, and other integrations
  • Collaborate with other teams on security, automation, and internal tools

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years software development experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Industry experience programming with Python (preferred), JS, Ruby or other modern languages
  • Experience with databases such as MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, Neo4j
  • Exeprience with deploying and maintaining services on AWS
  • Experience with Docker orchestration (ECS, k8s, etc) is a nice-to-have
  • Familiarity with ETL & data pipelines is a nice-to-have

INSTAWORK PERKS:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Open PTO -- take the time you need
  • 401k (non-matching)
  • Flexible work from home policy, home office budget

INSTAWORK VALUES:

  • Bias for Action -- We practice high-velocity decision-making, despite encountering ambiguity frequently.
  • Act Like an Owner -- We have a strong ownership mentality. Because of this, every person on the team has the potential to make a huge impact.
  • Always Be Learning -- We learn rapidly and eagerly, from different teams within and outside the company. Respectful debate makes our organization stronger.
  • Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Being empathetic to our users and each other helps build trust in our community and company, and fosters successful decision-making.

About Instawork

Instawork's goal is to be the essential hiring engine for small to medium-sized businesses across the globe. Our first step toward this goal is to become the "the Uber of Staffing" as our technology enables us to service needs of the massive gig economy. We are well positioned in the light industrial space (think warehouses, fulfillment centers, food operations) and looking to quickly expand our reach across the country and then the globe. Light industrial is a growing sector of the US workforce, and staffing is the by far the biggest struggle faced in the industry for both businesses and workers. This presents a unique opportunity for a major disruption to the outdated job boards or help wanted signs in the window.

We are making a difference for thousands of businesses in multiple markets and currently looking for top-notch talent that want to change the way companies utilize on-demand talent to fill staffing gaps. Essentially we are enabling gig workers to spend their extra time to make extra money to close the gap on their financial needs.

We've been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

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Juxly Senior Javascript Full-Stack Developer
  • Remote CT +/- 4 hours
  • Full-time

32 days ago

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What if you could change Healthcare? Are you interested in building the platform that physicians, nurses, and other providers will use to improve patient care? Juxly is building that platform, and we're looking for talented people to help us to build it.

As a Senior Software Developer at Juxly, you'll be a major contributor to building our platform. You'll use your expertise to solve challenging Healthcare problems, build tests, and create documentation to ensure compliance with specifications. Be ready to lead team projects, perform code reviews, and participate in specification review.

About this Role

So, what does a Senior Software Developer do at Juxly?

  • Reviews current application requirements and contribute to programming objectives adhering to development standards.
  • Tests and debugs code generated ensuring requirements and performance objectives are met.
  • Leads in the development of projects, which may include one or more developers and external resources.
  • Assists in resolving application functionality and performance issues.
  • Investigates and recommends solutions to meet desired program functionality.
  • Participates in application design and requirement review meetings.
  • Reviews code generated by other developers ensuring requirements and development standards are met.
  • Mentors junior developers and other team members.
  • Provides support for code releases.
  • Relies on significant knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals.
  • When needed, creates and/or collaborates on technical solution concept documents
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

This might be for you if...

  • You know how to craft a great client-side application in Angular, Vue, or similar frameworks
  • You can create production-level services and applications using Node.js.
  • You love difficult problems and have sharp intuition for how to build software.
  • You care about the business and can balance craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • You have strong beliefs, loosely held. You're a great listener and love to collaborate.
  • You have experience as a Software Developer in a team setting that included other departmental players.
  • You know when tools like Redis should be used.
  • You've spent a fair amount of time using ElasticSearch, building indexes, refining queries, and have some strong opinions about how it should be used.
  • You probably have Docker (or similar) installed on your computer, and regularly use containers.
  • Have strong opinions on TDD/BDD.
  • You understand why you'd use Service-oriented architecture vs another design.
  • You can explain Object-oriented, Functional, and other programming paradigms.

Some things that may help you outshine other candidates!

  • Love and skill in the world of UI/UX development.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry with technologies like FHIR, HL7.
  • You're familiar with container orchestration tools (rancher, docker swarm, K8s)

What to Expect

  • We can't wait to read your resume and get to know you! Let us know what excites you about being a Senior Software Developer at Juxly and help us get to know you better!
  • If we think we might be a good fit for you, we'll set up a phone chat! We'll tell you more about the role and get a chance to hear about your experiences.
  • Then we'll invite you to a team interview! We will let you meet the whole team so you can get to know everyone. We'll also have some questions to assess your technical expertise.
  • We'll let you know how things went! If it still seems like a good fit, we'll send you a brief technical project to complete.
  • If we think you're the candidate we're looking for, we'll send you an offer! If not, we will update you to let you know so you aren't left hanging.

FAQ

  • What benefits can I expect?
    • Health, Dental, and Vision
    • New Laptop/equipment of your choice.
    • An Open PTO Policy.
  • Is this role only full-time? Can I work remotely?

We're based in Springfield Missouri and proud of our community. But we understand that the right team member might live elsewhere. We have lots of team members working remotely and have no problems with the right candidate working remotely.

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Active Theory Senior Front End Developer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Contractor

42 days ago

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Active Theory is seeking a Senior Front End Developer to help us build out our Dreamwave virtual events platform. 
Dreamwave events have so far included virtual music festivals such as Secret Sky, Hulu Pride Fest, and the tech conference RedisConf2020, with more exciting events in the pipeline.
Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience of JavaScript, HTML, CSS on platforms or products
  • Deep understanding of JavaScript/DOM without frameworks
  • Experience with optimizing front end performance
  • Portfolio of 3-5 examples
  • Ability to integrate new solutions into our existing platform and framework
  • Experience with testing and debugging across a variety of popular browsers and devices
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and an eagerness to find solutions to big problems
  • Quick learner with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to manage your time and communicate effectively while working remotely

Preferred

  • UI animation skills are preferred
  • North American Time Zone ideal

This is a short-term contract position with a view to go full-time. Compensation based on experience. 

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?

Slang Senior Back-End Product Engineer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

July 8, 2020

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We’re looking for talented individuals interested in joining a new and growing global company. At Slang, you’ll be an early team member of a well-funded startup spun out from MIT. We’re building a world-class team to revolutionize language learning with cutting-edge technology and beautiful design.

What we’re working on at Slang

Slang started at MIT as a research project on using AI and NLP to make learning a new language as efficient as possible. Our technology powers a highly adaptive e-learning platform that offers an unprecedented variety of specialized English courses and proficiency tests for career development in over fifty fields like Sales, Finance, Logistics, Medicine, and Law. With just a small team, we’ve already created the largest professional English offering in the world. Now, we’re scaling up to release 1,000 more courses over the next three years.

Learn more about our unique approach at slangapp.com. We’d love to field any questions you have about our product and vision!

What this role is about

If you’re interested in pioneering a way to apply cutting-edge technologies to online education, we would love to tell you more about our opportunity.

In this role, you’ll be involved in both product development and company strategy and execution — you’ll own the research, design, and development of the back ends of new features and you’ll help us refine our product roadmap. We have tens of thousands of active users and many subproblems in language learning to tackle.

As a senior-level member of the team, you will also have the opportunity to step into a technological leadership role as our Engineering Team grows over the next year. There is room at Slang for both technology-focused and management-focused senior-level engineers; a career path which best suits your own professional goals will be established.

In addition to day-to-day engineering needs, technology-focused senior engineers will be responsible for architecting full solutions to complex technological problems and establishing best practices for our engineering processes. Management-focused senior engineers will be responsible for mentorship of junior engineers, recruitment, and structuring the growth of Slang’s Engineering Team. All senior-level engineers play a strong role in code review and coaching.

Our codebase is built with best practices in mind and our product is designed with proper user and developer experience at the forefront of development. The work we’re facing encompasses interesting infrastructural hurdles and data-heavy modeling and algorithmic tasks.

Some of our technology comes from the open-source community, so be prepared to contribute back!

Some interesting problems we’re tackling:

  • How can we determine what parts of a language a user already knows from a small sample of test exercises? How should we decide which parts of a language a user should learn next? How can we answer these questions quickly?

  • How should we architect our database to support the growing number of activities our users submit every week (currently at more than a million per week)?

  • How can we aggregate and communicate the learning statistics of a company’s employees for display to their managers?

  • How can we analyze and leverage the massive amount of learner and content data we have to improve our learners’ experience?

Skills and technologies

  • Five or more years of experience in modern back-end web development, including:

  • Extensive experience with modern web API stacks and related technologies, with a preference for Ruby on Rails and/or Java experience.

  • Extensive experience with database technologies, data structures, and related optimization. We currently deal with large amounts of data in PostgreSQL and Redis.

  • Experience in engineering leadership roles, perhaps in a position like “tech lead” or “engineering manager.”

  • A strong desire to maintain a clean, reliable, maintainable, and efficient codebase.

  • Excellent discipline and focus, especially in autonomous environments, and strong English communication skills. We’re a small team and we’re moving quick!

  • A plus: interest or experience with computational linguistics, natural-language processing (NLP), language-learning, speech recognition, data science, or machine learning.

To make things easy, include your résumé, GitHub username, and/or a short description or link to something you’ve worked on that’s software- or tech-related. Perhaps a Ruby gem or an interesting data-science paper — surprise us!

Slang is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are excited about creating an inclusive and healthy environment for all employees.

What Slang can offer you

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and unique benefits.

Most importantly, we offer the special experience of being part of a fast-moving and quickly growing international company within the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Boston and MIT.

Where we're located

Our team is currently split between Boston, Ciudad de México, São Paulo, Bogotá and Medellín. We are recruiting great people in these locations and around the world.

Our US headquarters is located in the Cambridge Innovation Center in the heart of downtown Boston, easily accessible by public transportation and alongside other innovative companies. Our Colombia office is located in the Rosales neighborhood of Bogotá and in the Ruta N Innovation district of Medellín.

Interested?

We'd love to hear from you — apply below!

Slang is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are excited about creating an inclusive and healthy environment.

For further information related to Slang, check out recent pieces profiling us in Expansión and Portafolio; the portfolios of our investors, Social Capital and ALLVP (also investors in startups like Slack, Intercom, and Cornershop); our Crunchbase profile; and the profiles of our founders, Diego and Kamran.

Time Doctor Senior Node.js Developer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

May 22, 2020

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This is a full-time 100% remote role. You'll have meetings with the development team during European hours, so it will be easier for you to work together with the team if you're in Europe or Asia. There is some flexibility for your hours but you'll need at least 4 hours per day to work with the rest of the team, who are in Europe and Asia.

You must have :

  • Significant experience with Node.js and MongoDB sharding
  • 5+ years of back-end experience.
  • Experience in dealing with a Node.js application at scale
  • Experience with test-driven development

It will be a bonus if you have worked on projects using :

  • MongoDb
  • AWS S3, AWS SQS, AWS Redshift
  • Google BigQuery
  • Firebase
  • Redis
  • Heroku
  • AWS Lambda

This is a 100%-remote work/node.js/ node.js back-end developer/ telecommute / work-from-home /virtual position.

How to apply:

Please click on the Apply button on this page and complete all the initial requirements for your application.

About our company:

Our vision is to be the most trusted time -tracking and productivity application for remote teams. We want to help companies know if their remote teams are working productively.

We develop and market Time Doctor, a time-tracking and productivity tool. Our software is used by individuals and teams to track time spent on tasks and to monitor computer activity. Time Doctor can take screenshots while a person is working, monitor keyboard and mouse activity, and track website and application usage.

We have a team of over 80 people working 100% remotely in 31 different countries.

Learn more about us here - https://www.timedoctor.com/jobs.html