Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Remote)

Company: Accredible
Location: Not Specified, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 30.MAR.2021
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About UsAccredible is the world's leading Digital Credential Software. Our technology powers Slack certifications, McGraw-Hill courses, Skil...


About UsAccredible is the world's leading Digital Credential Software. Our technology powers Slack certifications, McGraw-Hill courses, Skillsoft badges, IHOP corporate training, UC Berkeley continuing education, and millions more awards, memberships, training, and other achievements. Accredible's customers rely on our software to design, issue, and manage more than 1.2 Million digital badges and certificates each month.Why AccredibleRemote First. Accredible is spread across dozens of cities around the globe. From Cape Town to Vancouver, London to New York, our employees live and work in the places that they thrive, wherever they thrive.Growing Strong. We are growing and will continue to expand rapidly. We seek to increase momentum and build a professional, scalable, and efficient team whilst maintaining our friendly, open, and democratic culture.We Love What We Do. We get to help startups get their training programs off the ground and watch their social referrals double, see associations experience double digit membership growth, and enable established companies to transform training and development. We're passionate about our product - and what it can do for our customersOpen and Inclusive. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, skin color, ethnicity, age, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political views, education level, identity, and self-identification. We welcome teachers, learners, activists, artists, dreamers, doers, ordinary people, extraordinary people, and everyone in between.The RoleYour role is essential to our success! You'll be helping to build and maintain a set of back-end APIs that serve over 1,000,000 new visitors per month and over 5,000,000 API requests per day. Our customers expect reliability, stability and speed. You'll be pushing updates regularly to improve our codebase and be able to see instant feedback from our customers & users.We use Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL on top of a few AWS services. Our approach is Agile, test heavy and we push releases once a week.You won't be doing this alone as we have a world-class product team you'll be working with. You'll have support from senior Ruby developers who can help you to improve your skills, front-end engineers, our Product Owner, Head of Engineering and our Chief Technology Officer. We'll be expecting high quality work but don't worry - you'll receive constructive feedback and guidance on a regular basis. We meet every day and everybody has input and the ability to make our work and the way we work better.You'll have a lot of decision making power, autonomy and trust. We make decisions democratically and give team members the time, resource and authority to work on what they think is most important. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing, profitable startup where there are many opportunities to obtain promotions based upon merit, hard work and dedication. We're scaling quickly and you'll be involved in solving the technical challenges that come from increased scale and evolving into microservices. You'll be able to work with interesting technology such as Blockchain, Citus and analytics related frameworks.Requirements:Rails experience. You have used Rails professionally with thorough test-first plus sound code-review processes, preferably in a SaaS environment.Proactive communicator: You are self-driven and able to voluntarily, clearly, and succinctly communicate ideas and problems to peers to customers. You maintain high standards of written and verbal communication.Honesty & Integrity: You do what is right, don't cut corners that aren't ethical and are open about your work.Openness to criticism & ideas: You understand that we have to constantly improve and aren't shy about seeking and receiving suggestions for areas of improvement. Enthusiastic: You demonstrate the ability to quickly absorb and make use of new information. You can research best practices and make use of them. You want to learn and grow and are excited to take on new challenges.Quick learner: You know that you need to actively learn and develop yourself and take pride in developing new skills.Proactive in problem-solving: You are able to take initiative, responsibility and solve issues yourself. Compensation & Benefits:$50,000-$90,000 basic salaryFlexible hoursRemote workA close, dedicated startup team who are passionate about improving the education system and who are backed by some of Silicon Valley's top venture capital investorsTwo hours per week (paid) to spend learning anything you like, even if it is not related to your role, plus a budget to spend on learning materials (courses, books, conferences). We love education and we believe in nurturing your growth!A promise to invest in your growth personally and professionally. Wherever you would like to go and whatever you would like to do, we will be there to support you.Fast promotion opportunities. We have a track record for internal promotion to senior roles within the first year of employment.35 days paid vacation timeMany additional perks!

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