Software Engineer - Backend (E5)

 Published 3 days ago
 United States
 $156,000 to $225,000
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Position description

Join our Applicant Experience team as a Software Engineer - Backend E5 and play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining cutting-edge features for our monolithic Ruby on Rails application with a React + Typescript frontend.

You will be part of a dedicated product team of 3 to 4 developers, collaborating throughout the entire product lifecycle to deliver high-quality solutions that facilitate the hiring of millions of hourly employees each year for the world's biggest employers.

Strong opinions on API best-practices and service-oriented architecture are encouraged.

What you'll be doing:

  • Architect, implement, and test robust product features
  • Contribute to technological choices and architectural design processes
  • Review and collaborate with other developers' work
  • Ensure the quality, reliability, security, and operational excellence of your products
  • Work hand-in-hand with product and customer-facing teams to understand requirements and deliver solutions that meet customer needs while improving the experience for millions of applicants
  • Break down product scope, plan deliverables, and proactively identify blockers, communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Triage and resolve unforeseen issues, coordinating with appropriate stakeholders to ensure minimal disruption

What you should bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Ruby/Rails, and other web development tools
  • Proven expertise in product-oriented software development and architecture at scale
  • Strong understanding of testing and CI/CD best practices
  • An ownership mentality, capable of designing solutions that address niche customer requirements while enhancing the experience for millions of applicants
  • Ability to work independently and confidently, even in dynamic situations with limited information

Nice to have:

  • Experience in B2B SaaS
  • Familiarity with best practices for securely scaling datastores containing PII and other sensitive details (e.g., PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis)
  • Proficiency in Ruby (on Rails) and/or React with Typescript
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code using Kubernetes and/or Terraform to build compute clusters on platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

Salary Range: $156,000 - $ 225,000 USD


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