Senior Software Engineer (Remote)

Company: Accredible
Location: Mountain View, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.FEB.2021
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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 ...


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.Compensation & Benefits$50,000-70,000 salary.Flexible hours.Remote work.A 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 investors.2 hours per week (paid) to spend learning anything you like, even if it's 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'd like to go and whatever you'd like to do we'll be there to support you.Fast promotion opportunities. We've got a track record for internal promotion to senior roles within the first year of employment.Pension scheme (UK only). Great Healthcare Package (US only).35 days holiday.Your skills & competenciesWe are looking for you to demonstrate to us that you have these skills & competencies:Rails experience. You have used Rails professionally for at least 4 years, preferably in a SaaS environment.Learns quickly. You demonstrate the ability to quickly absorb and make use of new information. You are able to research best practices and make use of them.Communication. You are able able to clearly and succinctly communicate ideas and problems to team mates & to customers - both written and verbal.Enthusiastic. You want to learn and grow, and are excited to take on new challenges.Independent Problem solving. You are able to independently solve difficult technical problems & provide solutions or work arounds. You ask for help when you need it but try to solve things yourself.Attention to detail. You don't let important details slip through the cracks and slow or jeopardize a release. You review your own work before submitting a pull request.Organization & Planning & Independence. You plans, organizes and schedule in an efficient manner. You are able to prioritise and choose to work on the most important tasks.It's essential that you're honest, have a high level of integrity, are able to communicate and are able to use feedback to learn and develop professionally.AccredibleAccredible is connecting education with economic value. We want hiring to be about what you can do, your skills and potential and we want education to be better at improving careers.In the past six years we've built the best credentialing product in the world. Universities, associations, tech companies and others are able to create, deliver and manage tens of thousands of digital certificates and open badges with just a few clicks. Our customers include Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE and we've delivered over 13 million credentials to over 10 million users.We're a growing team of talented and dedicated individuals looking to keep up momentum and maintain a friendly, open and democratic culture.

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