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Basecamp Rails Programmer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

5 hours ago

Description

We have two rare openings on our Core Product team for Rails programmers. We’ll be accepting applications for the next two weeks, aiming for a flexible start date in October.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. This is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective and we’re eager to further diversify our company. Basecamp is committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. We aren’t looking for ideological clones, but for people who share our beliefs about writing software well.

About the Job
As a programmer on the Core team, you’ll work on shaped projects, big & small, over six-week cycles, typically in tandem with a designer. We’re a small team (just three programmers and three designers) and we work quickly but calmly. You’ll join us, and be responsible for driving projects from concept to completion in an environment of autonomy and creativity.

As a team our focus is firmly on the web: the core technology that powers our applications on all platforms. Ours are majestic monoliths, built using Ruby on Rails. We embrace a classic “HTML over the wire” architecture, of server-rendered HTML, progressively enhanced with JavaScript and CSS. If you think this sounds a lot like the Golden Age of Web Development, well, we couldn’t agree more.

This is an extremely exciting time to join the team. We’re currently all-in on HEY, our brand-new email service, and there’s a ton of fresh work to be done, bugs to fix, and features to polish. That’s where you’ll spend the bulk of your time to start. But we also have our fair share of work supporting Basecamp versions past, present, and future, as well as a back catalogue of applications that we’re committed to maintaining Until The End of the Internet.

Here are some things we’ve worked on recently to give you a sense of what you’ll be doing day-to-day:

  • Building out a subscription system to allow for free trials, upgrades, credit card payments, cancellations, and everything else needed to launch a new product
  • Creating an email export system using the MBOX format, ensuring that even large mailboxes can be exported efficiently
  • Designing a global document browser for convenient access to every mail attachment from every sender, filterable and ordered by recency
  • Revising our billing system to charge EU VAT where applicable, from payment flows and invoices to internal APIs and support tooling
  • Blocking activity trackers and spy-pixels in incoming mail using a variety of techniques, including image and asset proxying for broad protection
  • Collaborating with the Android and iOS teams on cross-cutting and platform-specific features
  • Investigating and fixing a race condition when processing incoming email that’s resulting in random duplicate entries

About You
We’re looking for candidates with strong track records of putting Rails to work and bringing products to life. You should be experienced in the framework, in Ruby, and with the staples of full-stack web development: HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. But just because you're experienced doesn't mean we expect you to hit the ground running. You'll have a gentle, intentional on-boarding experience and time to learn & grow comfortable with our systems, processes, and people.

You might have a Computer Science degree or you might not. That’s not what we’re looking for. We care about what you can do and how you do it, not about how you got here. A history of conscientious, thoughtful work speaks volumes.

You’re a Manager of One. A committed generalist, eager learner, and curator of the essential. You take ownership and you see things through. You can take a stand yet commit even when you disagree. This is a challenging position for a senior-level programmer, but imposters take heart; we are too.

You're a clear writer. The bulk of our work is written, from the code and interfaces we design, to the pull request discussions and long-form proposals we make. Effective, concise writing leads to effective, concise code.

Basecamp is a remote-first company, and this is a remote job. We're hiring from anywhere that can maintain 3-4 hours overlap with the US-Central Time zone during a normal working day. This might been a 11:00-19:00 schedule from Europe, but we're not hiring from locations that require a graveyard shift to make the overlap happen.

Applicants from outside of the US will be offered a contractor role on comparable terms and equal pay with our domestic employees.

Benefits & Compensation
Basecamp pays in the top 10% of the industry based on San Francisco rates. Same position, same pay, no matter where you live. The salary for this position is $186,850 (Senior Programmer).

Benefits at Basecamp are all about helping you lead a healthy life outside of work. We won’t treat your life as dead code to be optimized away with shallow perks. You won’t find lures to keep you coding ever longer. We believe quality time to focus on work starts with quality time to think, exercise, prepare a meal, be with family & friends, and of course, time to yourself.

We offer fully paid parental leave. We work 4-day weeks in the summer (Northern Hemisphere), and offer a month-long sabbatical every 3 years. We subsidize your home office, wellness and fitness interests, and continuing education. We offer a generous annual charitable contribution match. All on top of top-tier health insurance and a retirement plan with company match. See our full list.

How to Apply
Please submit an application that speaks directly to this position. Tell us about yourself, about what you can bring to Basecamp, and about Basecamp’s role in your future. Tell us about something you’ve done, something that’s relevant to the kind of work we do, something that excites you. Be descriptive, but don’t feel the need to write a novel -- 500 words or so should be plenty.

We’re accepting applications until August 19, 2020, at 7PM US-Central time. There’s no benefit to filing early, so take your time.

We expect to take a few weeks to review all applications. You’ll hear from us by September 4, about advancement to a take-home technical exercise. The exercise is representative of the kind of day-to-day work we do. We invite fewer than 20 candidates to this stage, and those candidates should expect to spend upwards of a full day (but no more!) completing this test. Please consider whether you'd be willing to dedicate that time before applying.

After the written test, the top candidates will proceed to the interview stages. Expect 2-3 interviews, all one hour, all remote, with your future colleagues, on your schedule. We'll talk through your background, your approach to work, and dive into your technical knowledge. No gotchas, brainteasers, or whiteboards.

We aim to make an offer by early October with a start date later that month.

Please note that we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the screening process. We usually see 1,000+ applications for developer roles, and our hiring team simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback before the code-review round.

This is a demanding application process and significant career move to consider. We appreciate you giving us that consideration, and we promise to give you our full attention in return. We look forward to hearing from you!

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NearForm Senior React Native Developer
  • Remote Dublin +/- 4 hours
  • Contractor

5 days ago

Department: Operations

Job purpose:

Help our enterprise clients translate their needs into functional and appealing interactive mobile and web applications. Responsible for building all aspects of these applications. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Build applications for web, iOS and Android using React Native
  • Validate solution design through active participation
  • Support component design, development and maintenance
  • Take responsibility for personal technical quality standards within the project team
  • Assist with defining structured practices especially in source code management, building and deployment
  • Automated testing in line with solution requirements and industry best practices
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assisting with the analysis of client requirements
  • Work with and support the Delivery Architect in project execution and timely delivery
  • Collaborate with front-end, back-end developers, DevOps and designers
  • Write documentation and guides
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies
  • Contribute to NearForm tooling and open source projects, and our Polaris accelerator in particular: https://www.nearform.com/services/accelerators/polaris/

Requirements:

Delivery

  • 6+ years experience developing mobile/web applications at an enterprise level
  • Evidence of real-world delivery of mobile and web solutions

Soft Skills

  • Fluent English & superb communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills

Technology

  • An ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Required experience:

  • Modern JavaScript and Typescript development
  • Advanced React Native and its ecosystem
  • Expo tooling and ecosystem
  • CSS paradigms (OOCSS, SMACSS, and BEM)
  • GraphQL, JSON and RESTful web services
  • Release process of apps in App Store and Google Play Store
  • Basic knowledge of native tooling (Swift, Objective C, Java)
  • Best practice web front-end and mobile security, familiarity with OWASP top 10
  • Layout aesthetics and responsive design

Desireable experience:

  • Experience with offline application design
  • Experience setting up CD/CI for react native pipelines
  • Experience with over-the-air app updates
  • Familiarity with Storybook
  • Familiarity with Node.js
  • Familiarity with Cloud Native development (AWS, GCP, Azure)
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Percona MongoDB Engineer
  • Remote Asia-Pacific hours
  • Full-time

14 days ago

This position will support Asia-Pacific hours.

Who is Percona?

Percona is an industry leader in providing elite services, training and software for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, PostgreSQL® and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments. Our services and software accommodate rapid growth and application development, help companies develop and deploy agile solutions and improve your ability to keep up with customer needs.

The Percona Support Team…

Percona Support is a global, elite team of engineers who love getting to the bottom of weird and interesting database behaviour. We understand our customers’ business needs and the nuances of their technical environments. This allows us to help our customers see the big picture and identify opportunities to improve their overall database infrastructures.

What you’ll be doing…

You’ll be teaming with some of the most well known database experts in the industry who are even better teammates, friends and mentors. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your own skills and become more powerful than you can possibly imagine…. with databases.

This is not a boring, entry-level role where you’ll just be triaging the boring and monotonous.

Your main responsibility will be helping our customers’ DBA teams when they need expert assistance.  You’ll do that by gathering relevant data and investigating issues to provide a detailed analysis of your findings in a digestible format by email, instant message or voice. For more serious and production impacting issues, you’ll perform screen sharing sessions to help them quickly navigate and resolve issues.

When you’re not fixing things, you’ll be authoring new blog posts on interesting topics for our open-source community to digest, answering questions on our forum, creating new articles in our customer facing knowledge base for more frequently seen issues, and hosting webinars amongst other things.

This is a remote role, so you can be located anywhere in the world. All you need is a decent, stable internet connection.

What does it take to be a Percona superhero?

  • Excellent knowledge of both RDBMSs and MongoDB, including:

  • All aspects of configuration and best practices

  • Schema design, performance tuning, query optimization, & index tuning

  • Backup solutions

  • Replica set and sharding topologies

  • Engine selection and usage

  • Detailed understanding of monitoring requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of administering Linux based systems

  • Hands on experience of MySQL (Minimum 2+ years)

  • Knowledge about virtualized environments such as VMWare, Docker and/or Kubernetes

  • Knowledge about cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean and/or Azure)

  • Ability to troubleshoot methodically, identifying and applying fixes for known errors, and when necessary, capacity to think outside of the box to resolve complex issues

  • Enthused to expand your skill set with new technologies as the industry continues to evolve

  • Availability to travel for the occasional team meeting, conference and customer visits       

  • Experience working with customers in English     

  • Completed MongoDB University courses

It's cool if you also have experience with:

  • Percona Backup for MongoDB

  • Experience with MongoDB Atlas

  • MySQL/Postgres DBA troubleshooting (basic level or higher)

  • Nagios, Percona Monitoring Plugins and other monitoring tools

  • Configuration management solutions such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef     

  • Percona Toolkit suite

  • Writing Python and Go

  • MySQL and/or MongoDB certificates

Remote work from home openings require consistent and strong internet access.

HQ is in Durham, NC USA.  Staff members should be available if there is a need for any onsite trainings and/or events at any time.    

Note that your legal agreement will be with Percona Staffing LLC, a USA corporation and a subsidiary of Percona LLC.

Please review our Percona GDPR Privacy Policy.

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Mattermost React Native Developer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

16 days ago

React Native Developer (Remote)

Santiago de Chile /

Engineering /

Full-time

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Mattermost provides an open source enterprise-grade messaging platform to the world’s leading organizations that allows teams to collaborate securely and privately anywhere. With over 10,000 server downloads / month our customers include Intel, Samsung, Affirm, The US Department of Defense and more. Our private cloud solutions offer secure, configurable, highly-scalable messaging across web, phone and PC with archiving, search, and deep integrations with hundreds of SaaS and on-premises technologies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, our company serves customers around the world with a distributed organization spanning the globe.

We value high impact work, ownership, self-awareness and being focused on customer success. If these values match who you are, we hope you'll learn more about working at Mattermost and apply!

About the Role:

We understand that mobility is life, and we are looking for a best in class Mobile Engineer to innovate the next generation of on-the-go interface capabilities. We need a highly intelligent and driven engineer that understands both the capabilities and the limitless potential surrounding mobile enterprise communications. You will be part of the team focused on a new kind of interactive, immersive experience that will forever change how things get done wherever anyone is at any time.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Performant and Reliable React Native is our ongoing priority for the Mattermost Android and iOS applications. Therefore, we require strong coding, automation and support skills in programming languages within our stack: React Native, Javascript, iOS and Android
  • You will be consistently measuring the impact and quality of the app infrastructure and feature additions and augmentations to a React Native app. Note that sometimes this work involves diving into the Android/iOS native side of the codebase

Additional Responsibilities:

  • You’ll have strong input on the direction of product utility and launch while working directly with the experienced startup entrepreneurs leading this project
  • Collaborate with our team engineers, designers, product managers, researchers and visual effects engineers. Being an Open Source product, remember that you’ll also be collaborating with our awesome Community Contributors
  • Create an engaging and immersive mobile experience that will lead the next generation of mobile communication evolution
  • Effectively work while remote, with the ability to travel 2-3 times per year for week-long off-site meetings with team members

Requirements:

  • 2+ year experience developing production ready mobile apps with React Native
  • 3+ years experience developing for Mobile Applications
  • Experience working in a team environment relying on issue tracking and collaboration tools (eg. GitHub, Jira, Jenkins, Fogbugz, Trello)
  • Can write and maintain clean, readable code that will scale as our team grows
  • Be able to work well with a team composed of cross-functional roles
  • Be able to proactively communicate well, both written and verbally
  • Be a proven builder

Nice-To-Haves:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related
  • Experience working in open source communities

Mattermost is a remote-first company with staff living and working across the globe. We are currently hiring staff in these countries/regions:

Belarus - Canada - Finland - Georgia - Germany - India - Mauritius - Philippines - Poland - South Africa - Turkey - Ukraine - United Kingdom  - United States 

We are constantly working towards adding more countries/regions to this list, but first we need to make sure we are compliant with local laws and regulations, which takes time. 

If you would be living and working from a location not listed above, we encourage you to continue to apply so we can be in touch when we are able to hire in your country/region, and we recommend that you frequently check our openings as this list will be updated regularly. In the meantime, you can become a Mattermost Contributor anytime, we would love to see you there!

Mattermost is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against staff or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

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

17 days ago

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:

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Stripe Frontend Engineer, Payments Product
  • Remote Canada
  • Full-time

29 days ago

As Stripe looks beyond the API, we are hiring engineers to help build beautiful, usable interfaces for businesses building on top of Stripe. From constructing checkout workflows to routing money and making sophisticated reports, Stripe aims to provide great interfaces for understanding your business, fulfilling customers’ needs, and creating secure, usable payment forms. Stripe’s frontend libraries are loaded hundreds of times per second and account for tens of millions of dollars per day in online payments.

You might work on:

  • The new version of Stripe.js, Elements and Checkout. You’ll write code that Stripe’s users deploy to build powerful, performant, fraud-fighting checkout forms. Because Stripe.js runs in other people’s forms, globally, and across many different browsers, you’ll deal with tight performance constraints and bundle sizes. You’ll work on everything from build optimizations to API design to multi-frame platform abstractions to browser-specific animation tweaks, all in service of giving Stripe’s users less to worry about.
  • The Stripe Dashboard, which is Stripe’s single page application for running a business on the internet. What started out as a simple payments dashboard has grown to include business insights, account configuration and onboarding, security tools, Radar, Atlas, Billing, and every other product Stripe is building. Frontend engineers at Stripe work both on the platform for the Dashboard and on individual products themselves.
  • Support platform that powers our high-quality, high-touch support experience through products like live chat, click-to-call phone support, dynamic and contextual contact forms, and measure our success through quick customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Stripe’s vast array of internal tools, including Stripe Admin, used across teams to investigate merchants and charges, and Stripe Home, where Stripes go to learn about events, other Stripes, operating principles, and search our ever-growing internal knowledge base. Stripe amplifies its efficiency through investment in internal tools, and each of those tools has its own unique set of frontend engineering challenges and a tight feedback loop of approachable internal users.
  • Frontend experiences for Connect that make it as easy as possible to participate in the Internet economy and receive money online. Some of Stripe’s largest users are platforms that connect senders of payments with receivers of payments. Lyft connects riders to drivers, Kickstarter connects backers to projects, and Squarespace connects shoppers to online stores. All of them participate in doing business online, and all of them directly or indirectly use Stripe.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Ideally 7+ years of experience shipping high-quality products
  • Empathy with the many different types of users who use Stripe’s UIs
  • An interest in building UIs with modern tools like ES6, React, Redux, PostCSS, Flow, and Webpack
  • An ability to think through customer requirements to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving their problems
  • A passion about performance, accessibility, and API design
  • A high bar for quality of code and quality of user experience
  • Comfortability working in a large frontend codebase with many stakeholders
  • Attention to the details

What’s it like to work at Stripe?

Stripe is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Stripe makes it easy to start, run and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.

Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.

We look at Stripe as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We encourage all engineers to transition teams once every year and a half and also take on short-term projects with other teams across Stripe. This enables engineers to learn how different parts of Stripe work while also establishing stronger ties and cross-pollination between groups.

We contribute to existing open-source projects and the people working on them, and we release several tools as open-source.

We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues exceptionally well. The kind of people who are committed to going out of their way to help other Stripes in the short-term and pushing them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).

We’re a highly cross-functional organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We have long tables in the kitchen for a reason (to enable everyone to meet new people and learn from them). We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Stripes all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.

In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.

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

30 days ago

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.

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

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WebDevStudios Lead WordPress Engineer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

June 4, 2020

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JOIN OUR AMAZING COMPANY!

Being part of WebDevStudios means more than just having a job. We strive to foster passion, creativity, innovation, and pride in what we accomplish every day. We look to our employees to show us where they really shine and put each individual’s skills and interests at the forefront of our projects.

We could not accomplish what we do daily without our employees and the wonderful jobs they perform. They are our most valuable resource. We recognize that when you love what you do, your best self-shines through.

Do you enjoy working with the server-side principles of web applications and WordPress themes? Are you enthusiastic to push the web forward, and better yourself? Are you passionate about mentoring and serving your teammates? Join and let’s work together to solve some of the most interesting and challenging engineering problems in the WordPress space through our partnerships with our amazing clients.

Your Day-to-Day

As a Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the effort to define and develop the technical vision of projects for your team. You will also be ensuring the code being delivered, is of substantial quality. In practice, this means mentoring your team, reviewing code, coordinating releases, working with Project Managers and stakeholders to keep an eye on milestones and budgets. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills — while adhering to our values, Agile methodologies, coding best practices, and established organizational processes.

This is a full-stack engineering role, and modern frontend experience is often needed alongside traditional PHP backend expertise.

Learn more about what it’s like to be part of the gang at WebDevStudios.

Qualities that matter to our team:

  • A positive attitude, a good work ethic, and enjoy helping others.
  • Be a supportive team member and leader.
  • Be candid and respectful.
  • Not afraid to ask for help, teachable, a quick study, and have the ability to be flexible when “stuff happens.”
  • Understand deadlines and can complete a variety of tasks throughout the week.
  • Willing to participate in company-paid training courses to further their skills.
  • Excited about contributing back to open-source technologies.
  • Comfortable communicating via Slack and participating in video calls with their team while working remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Define and deliver solutions for prioritized deliverables.
  • Lead, mentor, and support other Engineers.
  • Ensure project teams meet documented deadlines, budgets, and complete tasks in accordance to project milestones.
  • Enforce coding best practices and testing requirements.
  • Communicate the status of your work to Project Managers and participate in a project team and department calls.
  • Take responsibility for the engineering success of your project(s).
  • Be available during normal business hours.
  • Able to work remotely, with a strong emphasis on communication and organizational skills.

Requirements

  • You have 2+ years of professional experience as a Lead Engineer, Technical Lead, or Team Lead.
  • You have significant experience with most of the following areas of technology and the ability to quickly learn and close any gaps that you encounter while engaged: WordPress at scale, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Gutenberg, WP-CLI and WP REST-API, RESTful services and APIs, linting PHP, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • You have good working knowledge with: build-tools like Gulp, WebPack, Docker, package management tools like NPM and Composer, Git, and CSS preprocessors like SASS.
  • You have experience developing responsive interfaces and debugging for a wide range of browsers and devices.
  • You have a strong comprehension of PHP and object-oriented programming (OOP) practices.
  • You have experience setting up code deployments and build/test environments.
  • You are familiar with Agile SCRUM and Waterfall project methodologies.
  • You can follow, and help enforce, coding best practices.
  • You possess the ability to work effectively and dependably in remote environments.
  • You possess the confidence to effectively present well-reasoned options to decision-makers.

Benefits

We know the value in supporting our employees’ holistic well-being, and we make sure our benefits package reflects our commitment to our team.

  • 100% Paid Medical
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Unlimited Flex Time
  • 25 days paid time off
  • Work from anywhere
  • Employee 401k
  • Paid Continuing Education
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Company Retreat
MemberPress WordPress Developer
  • Remote Anywhere
  • Full-time

June 3, 2020

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Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot issues and create detailed bug reports. This will include about 1-2 hours of support per day.
  • Develop WordPress plugins primarily using PHP.
  • Solve complex problems in simple ways.
  • Solve bugs and address client issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Test solutions across multiple browsers and platforms in a local testing environment.
  • When tickets are escalated, answer technical support questions about MemberPress in our help desk.
  • Continue learning and building on your programming languages in order to provide the best customer experience in the tech industry and contribute to our plugins.
  • Bring new ideas to the team in order to help our business continue to grow.

Here are some skills that will come handy:

  • Expert skills in PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, HTML, CSS, and REST APIs. Demonstrate an understanding of code. Know how to use your browser developer tools to diagnose and debug a problem.
  • These skills aren't required but are a plus: Experience with payment gateway API's such as Stripe & PayPal, PHP frameworks like Laravel & Symfony, hosted Web-App platforms like Heroku and of course, experience developing with any of our products.
  • Experience using Git
  • Great English writing skills. You'll be writing and communicating with clients and other team members primarily in writing. Clear and effective communication is key.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion. We have a small team so each member has a lot of responsibility and a lot of involvement in the direction our company takes.
  • The ability to iterate and ship ideas quickly.
  • Ability to use and extend build tools like webpack.
  • Familiarity with package managers such as NPM.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Creative ideas and involvement with our clients fuel the growth of our company. We also need team members who are able to efficiently find answers to their questions.
  • A dependable work environment. Since you'll be working from home, you'll need a reasonably fast computer and a reliable high ­speed internet connection.
  • Must be comfortable with customer-facing roles including support and documentation.
  • Ability to keep complex ideas and features simple.

What we offer:

Working for a fast-growing bootstrapped company is a rare opportunity, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. Our positions are challenging, but also come with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn them. Here’s what we offer.

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Flexible Schedule – Work from your home.
  • We encourage employees to take the time they need for vacation, to stay healthy, and to spend time with friends and family.
  • We happily provide or reimburse software you’ll need as well as books or courses that promote continued learning.
  • We give you the opportunity to solve challenging and meaningful problems that makes a difference.
  • Laptop at your five year anniversary.
  • We cover all costs of company travel (including our annual all-company retreat and mini-team meetups).
  • Ability to work with some of the best people in the business through frequent, if not daily, interactions.
  • And in case you were wondering: no politics, no b.s., and no jerks.
Stripe Developer Support Engineer
  • Remote North America
  • Full-time

May 27, 2020

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Developer support engineers help others integrate and build on Stripe – from developers integrating payments into their app for the first time, to engineers at popular technology companies building complex payment systems.

You’ll primarily communicate with external developers through email and IRC to solve problems, help Stripe users build cool things, and debug code of all kinds. You’ll also work with other internal engineering teams to identify bugs and find ways to help improve Stripe.

You will:

  • Work with external developers through email and chat to solve their technical integration problems
  • Maintain and contribute to the Stripe client libraries
  • Develop tooling, processes and documentation to enable the best possible developer support experience at scale
  • Work in partnership with the product and engineering teams at Stripe to define the future of the developer experience on the platform

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Proficiency in writing code in a few different languages (Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Java, Go, PHP, Objective-C, C#, Swift, Kotlin, etc) and enjoy learning new languages and technologies. We understand that languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • Worked with RESTful APIs, front-end frameworks such as React or AngularJS, or have experience as a mobile developer
  • A thoughtful, patient, and friendly communication style and enjoys writing
  • Prior experience as a software engineer or significant experience building web or mobile apps
  • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and limited supervision
  • An enjoyment of teaching or enabling other developers to be successful

We’re a small, highly distributed team and we’re looking for candidates who are able to learn quickly and think creatively. The ideal candidate would have a strong background working with some of the languages we interact with most often (Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Node.js, and Java) and have some interest in writing and communicating with technical and non-technical audiences alike.

You should include these in your application:

  • A list of languages you feel comfortable working with (both technical and human!)
  • Examples of work you feel comfortable sharing. This might be something online, like a code repository or a blog post, or something unpublished, like an email to colleagues or a personal project you’d be willing to share. Whatever form it takes, we’d love to see an example of your creative and technical work.

What’s it like to work at Stripe?

Stripe is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Stripe makes it easy to start, run, and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.

Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start global internet businesses.

We look at Stripe as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We encourage all engineers to transition teams once every year and a half and also take on short-term projects with other teams across Stripe. This not only enables engineers to learn how different parts of Stripe work, but also establishes stronger ties and cross-pollination between groups.

We contribute to existing open-source projects and sponsor the people working on them, and we release several tools as open source.

We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues exceptionally well. The kind of people who are committed to going out of their way to help other Stripes in the short-term and to push them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).

We’re a highly cross-functional organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We have long tables in the kitchen for a reason (to enable everyone to meet new people and learn from them). We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Stripes all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.

In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture, and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.