We build primarily in Ruby/Rails, Python, Go and React, but we value identifying the right language/framework for the job. We believe in fast development cycles, clean architecture, test-driven code, fast specs, and continuous deployment.
Everyone at Reverb takes creative initiative, helps set their own priorities, and comes up with new ways to grow the business. Our software engineers take pride in crafting great software but take even more pride in product ownership, taking ideas from concept to release and beyond. Not sure what it's like to work here? Check this out: https://product.reverb.com
Here are the qualities we look for in our potential hires:
Product ownership – we are not just software engineers and designers. At Reverb, you’ll be expected to track the performance of features you release, talk to stakeholders, fix bugs, and understand your impact on the business.
Self-motivation - taking initiative to just get things done. Have an idea? Make a pitch and have your idea turned into reality.
- Building the Reverb core Rails app and refactoring existing code to higher quality standards.
- Developing and maintaining public facing and internal APIs using gRPC and JSON
- Taking a pragmatic approach to product development through understanding and making well-reasoned technical decisions and tradeoffs.
- Participating in pairing sessions, code reviews, and researching things independently.
- Elevating your direct team members and other developers through continuous mentorship.
- Being more than an engineer - a product owner who wants to interact with customers, break down large problems, and follow up on the performance of your features to know how they impact customers directly.
- Professional experience with React, Ruby 2, Rails 4 or other applicable web frameworks and Postgres or other RDBMS.
- Deep expertise of your chosen languages and frameworks, but curiosity and ability to ramp up on new technologies quickly when called for.
- Experience with unit testing (whether TDD, BDD, or spike it first and test it later) and a desire to push everyone to do better.
- Great communication skills and the desire to collaborate across departments and with customers.
- Experience with ElasticSearch, Redis, Docker - huge pluses.
What you'll get:
To complement our competitive compensation and stock options plans, we offer:
- No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative is valued.
- Health insurance and a healthy work environment-- no 80 hour weeks.
- 401k with 4% match.
- Flexible vacation and sick days.
- Pre-tax commuter benefits.
- A MacBook Air, monitor, keyboard, mouse of your choice and standing desk.
- Discounts on music gear.
This is a local position in Chicago, please no remote workers or recruiters.