16 Feb 2022

Getro: Lead Backend Engineer- Ruby


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Job Description

Headquarters: Remote

URL: https://getro.com

About Getro

Getro is on a mission to become the platform of choice for making and receiving professional introductions by combining technology and empathy. We have two products:
  • GetroJobs, which automatically aggregates open jobs across a network of companies and;
  • GetroNetwork, which allows talent (active and passive searchers) and companies to find one another, facilitating introductions and referrals within networks. 

Together our products provide all of the quality that comes from a referral vs hundreds of faceless Linkedin profiles, with a UX that is built for employers, not recruiters, and doing away with all of the emailing, calls, and reminders that usually go into a referral request.

Our customers include over 500 communities and independent professional networks — like venture capital funds (Kleiner Perkins), accelerators (TechStars), membership communities (Women 2.0), government associations (Techleap.nl), universities (University of Toronto), and more. They use our software to make better introductions for their community members, measure the outcomes of their intros, and in some cases, make money. 

We’re are hyper-motivated, but realistic – we know anything worth doing takes time. We trust each member of our team to work when they wish, and from a location they choose. We believe in working smarter, not harder – we don’t value presentee-ism and we’re not impressed by long working hours. Above all, we value the contribution of each individual and take seriously our responsibility to enable you to work on things you love. These aren’t just words – they’re part of everything we do, including how we design our products.

Position Overview

We’re hiring a Lead Backend Engineer to form part of our core team (first 25 employees). This is a career-defining opportunity to lead the development and scaling of our systems as we move to Series A and beyond, from hundreds of customers to thousands, and from millions of data points to billions. This role has a pathway towards CTO (pending your career goals). 

In your first 6 months, you will….
  • Successfully be onboarded to our team, product vision, product and stack.
  • Lead our efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of our data aggregation and validation systems.
  • Audit the scalability of our systems and set a roadmap for success, ensuring other engineers understand and buy into your vision.
  • Collaborate with our Lead Infrastructure Engineer to migrate our backend to AWS.
  • Be hands on, writing well-formulated, well-tested and readable code.
  • Mentor senior developers through code reviews and with proactive feedback.
  • Work with Product and senior members of the org to prioritize the technical roadmap and direct team-level priorities.

In your first year, you will….
  • Lay the technical foundations for our 10x growth this year in users and data.
  • Cultivate an excellent and inclusive engineering culture by introducing best practices and helping others maintain a high bar and be their best selves at work.
  • Help us to attract and hire a data science team, and support them in building production ready ML services.
  • Support senior leadership through our Series A.

You will thrive in this role, if you…
  • Have 7+ years of experience in building software, especially in Ruby and RoR.
  • Are an expert in systems architecture, schema design and data pipelines.
  • Have been part of a team responsible for scaling at a startups before.
  • Get the details right, can look ahead to anticipate challenges before they arise, and generally practice extreme ownership.
  • Are motivated to foster a high performing engineering environment where your colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. 
  • Seek out simplicity in code, processes, and products.
  • Are product and business minded, comfortable making difficult tradeoffs and a proactive communicator and team player.
  • Communicate clearly in both English and in code.
  • Want to help bring about a positive change in society.

Benefits and Perks
  • Salary: $120,000 – $150,000 depending on experience
  • Generous employee stock options with an attractive strike price
  • 100% remote-first since 2008, 100% flexible. 
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Unique culture: Humans first, unicorn dreams second.
  • We get together virtually and in person for company summits.
  • Healthcare & coworking allowance
  • Be one of the first 25 employees driving real impact. No cogs here.

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/getro-lead-backend-engineer-ruby



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