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Senior Backend Engineer

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BackEnd Developer
About the role

As a senior backend developer at Baremetrics, you will be working on a variety of projects from payment provider integrations and data ingestion to metrics processing and user-facing features.

The way we work

You are free to work from anywhere and choose your own hours. Much of our product team are located in Europe, but the team as a whole is spread across five countries and many timezones. Our general cadence is two-week product sprints followed by a bug week. Bug weeks can also include chores, refactoring or customer support.

The stack you’ll use

All of our code lives in a mono repo and all of our backend code is written in Ruby. Postgres is our main database and our frontend is moving towards a single-page application written in Vue and Typescript. You should feel comfortable exploring and learning new technologies and languages.

The work to be done

We have interesting engineering challenges and exciting plans for the future of the product, much of which revolves around processing and finding insights in large data sets.

Here are some examples of the type of problems you would work on:

  • Rewrite our Stripe integration from scratch
  • Investigate metric discrepancies reported by customers and fix them at the root cause
  • Work on making customer segmentation 10,000x faster
  • Investigate and fix a race condition in our Messaging Code
  • Implement a new user-facing product feature
  • Develop tooling to surface business insights across many terabytes of data

About you

You have a strong track record of shipping great products using Ruby. You understand the language in depth. You should also be experienced in SQL query optimization and designing efficient schemas, as that's a big part of our core business logic.

We expect you to be self-motivated and self-directed, a strong individual contributor and true "manager of one". Almost all of our communication happens in writing and while we do sometimes pair program, what we don't do is "meetings". It is important that you are a good writer and effective communicator.

The hiring process

There are a few stages in the hiring process. We know how nerve racking applying for a new job can be and we want to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We're looking to make an offer to someone no later than September 30.

Stage 1: Initial application & questions
— You’ll send in your basic info and answer a few questions about your experience and skills. If we believe you’d be a good fit based on that initial application, we’ll dive in with a few more questions to learn more about you, what you want out of your career and how we can help you be successful.

Stage 2: Test Project
— We’ll do a test project to learn about how you approach problem solving as well as to get a feel for your coding style. The will take up to a few hours to complete.

Stage 3: Interviews
— You’ll having a video interview with someone on the engineering team to talk through your test project. You’ll then do a final video interview with our CEO to talk company culture, benefits, perks and the future of the company as well as to answer any questions you have.

Stage 4: Job Offer
— After consulting a few of your references, we’ll make an offer and hope that you’ll join the team!

About the company

We're a very small team with a huge bias for simplicity. Baremetrics has grown to its current state with just 2 backend developers. You'll be working on projects, large and small, from inception to completion.

We approach our work with focus and purpose in an environment of trust and autonomy. When we work on a difficult problem, we take the time to think through and research the possible solutions and then write an implementation plan. Sometimes that may also include some tinkering.

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