Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Remote)

Company: Accredible
Location: Not Specified, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 28.APR.2021
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About Us:Accredible makes it easy for the world's best educational institutions to issue credentials, awards, qualifications and licenses di...


About Us:Accredible makes it easy for the world's best educational institutions to issue credentials, awards, qualifications and licenses digitally rather than on paper. Our customers include Google, Harvard, MIT, Oxford University, McGraw Hill, Slack, iHop, GMAC, the CFO Board and 1200 others, on behalf of whom we have issued over 21 million credentials to learners all over the world to date, and we're adding over 1.5 million per month. After first hitting profitability and then raising our Series A the company has grown from a team of fifteen to a team of fifty and we are looking for exceptional people to join us and help us turn our pirate ship into a navy.Open and Inclusive. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, skin colour, 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.About The Role:Your 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:Role based:Rails experience. You have used Rails professionally with thorough test-first plus sound code-review processes, preferably in a SaaS environment.Cultural: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.Motivated and passionate: Finding your passion is a hugely important part of what motivates us all, we want to encourage our employees to find passion in what they do and find what motivates them to make it feel fun.Team Player: Our culture as a business is a huge part of who we are and it is very important that everyone who joins wants to be a part of this team.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 actively learn and develop yourself and take pride in developing new skills.Problem-solver: You are able to take initiative, responsibility and solve issues yourself. Compensation & Benefits:$50,000-$90,000 basic salaryEquity/Stock options Flexible hours & remote 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.Full Health, Dental and Vision insurance35 days paid vacation timeMany additional perks!Who we are:Remote 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 customers.

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