Full Stack Engineer

  • 2 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Almanac’s mission is to democratize access to 21st century skills, insights, and tools so that no one is limited by knowledge in pursuit of their potential.

Through our own experiences, we’ve seen professionals at digital businesses waste too much time trying to find answers they can trust that help them do their jobs better. We believe this problem isn’t rooted in a lack of knowledge or expertise in the world, but in the deficiencies of tools we rely on to access, share, and improve how work gets done.

To make opportunity available to everyone, we’re building a knowledge platform that technology professionals can trust for documenting, distributing, and collaborating on how they work. We replace tools like Confluence and Google Docs to help individuals quickly access knowledge within and across companies that they can trust deeply.

We’ve been moving fast since we founded Almanac in January 2019. Since then, we’ve built and launched the initial version of our product to 30 customers, raised a $3M+ seed round from leading Silicon Valley investors, and grown our full-time team to 15 people.

That’s where you come in: we are looking for a full-time full stack engineer with strong Javascript and Ruby experience to join our team of talented coders and content creators.

Job Description

We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at this early stage in our roadmap. 

As a full stack engineer,  you will be responsible for building out the intuitive, interactive experiences that our customers need to organise their own documentation and best practices, as well as building out the information architecture, endpoints and tasks on the backend that we need to support those features. 

Specifically, you will: 

  • Write elegant, well-tested code in a modern technology stack
  • Participate in standups, code reviews and retrospectives with our remote team
  • Work closely with our Head of Engineering and the engineering team to make architecture and design decisions
  • Help make sure everything runs smoothly & safely in production
  • Set down standards around development, code review and deployment

Our tech stack:

  • Rails 5.2, Postgres 10.6, React, Algolia
  • Team size: 11-50 people

Qualifications

Things we love:

  • Self-documenting JSON APIs
  • Algolia
  • BDD
  • git
  • continuous delivery
  • Heroku
  • vim

What you bring to the role:

  • You have 3-5 years experience building great products in Javascript and Ruby, ideally working with React and Rails.
  • You are confident working across the stack, whether that’s building out single page app (SPA) experiences, or expanding our API.
  • You are passionate about writing clean and well-thought out code
  • You want to karate kick technical debt in the chops
  • You’re comfortable writing test suites in a test-driven environment
  • You can craft a devastating SQL query to save the day when all else fails
  • You are a strong communicator and able to clearly articulate technical problems
  • You want to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment

Skills that make you extraordinary:

  • Obsession with high-quality work
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to the developing requirements of our users and market.
  • Love of detailed, continuous feedback that makes the work better
  • Desire to always move fast and prioritize speed over scope 
  • Passion to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
  • Hunger to build a world-changing product 

Additional Information

At Almanac, we: 

  • Are fundamental optimists who believe we’re still only at the start of the digital age.
  • Go to extraordinary lengths to distinguish ourselves through world-class work.
  • Prioritize quality over speed, and speed over scope.
  • Desire working with deeply kind, mission-driven people.
  • Strive to make the complex simple.
  • Use first principles to debate ideas, test assumptions, and make decisions.
  • Seek the truth by putting data above opinions.
  • Assume good intent and give tactical feedback to help each other get better.
  • Hold no ego—when our customers win, we all win.

As a company, we are seriously committed to your professional development and growth:

  • You will set your own monthly goals aligned with our ambitious strategy
  • You will have our collective support in achieving major wins—and personal coaching from your manager 
  • You will be able to request and manage your own budget
  • You will be encouraged to take risks, try new things, and be creative with your work 
  • You will have many opportunities to exchange and engage in feedback
  • You will be offered continual chances to stretch yourself and raise your own bar
  • You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery ​​​​​​