FULL STACK ENGINEER
Position title: Full Stack Engineer
Reports to: CTO
Hi - we, at Placeit have a need to hire 2 backend or full stack engineers.
We run a tool called Placeit used by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world. We serve over 2 million users world wide and we process a transaction every 2 minutes.
We also run several other products used by some 8 million people around the world but we’ll cover that later. We’ve just begun our expansion plans and would like you to be a part of it. We current have 190 people in our offices in Guadalajara but our engineering team is fairly small (20 people).
We started as an agency, called Freshout in 2008. We developed new products for companies such Yahoo, Telefonica, eBay. When we realized we couldn’t control the products we built through our clients, we started to invest in our own products. We bootstrapped our way to a product company in late 2014.
We’ve been profitable since the day we started so you don’t have to worry about us bleeding money and suddenly closing up shop because an investor pulled out.
All our staff including the CEO resides here in beautiful Guadalajara. We’ve been here for quite a few years and we don’t plan on leaving any time soon. We operate Placeit, Recordit and Empowerkit out of the same office.
This is not some satellite office where we send some of the “special” work. We invest heavily in the education and progress of each member of our team. We have full autonomy over what we build and there are no clients forcing our hand to build unnecessary features.
Placeit is used by everyone from Adobe to Yelp to Facebook to Google to Salesforce to IBM to Netflix. We’ve doubled in size over the past year and have thousands of paid subscribers.
Write technical specs
Journal your process
QA your work
Update tickets and keep work organized
Follow methodologies that the company provides
Write efficient software
Work with stakeholders to understand tradeoffs
Follow up on issues / errors on a regular basis
Required Skills (be familiar with the following)
HTML (different version) and their compatibilities.
CSS (different versions and techniques to apply effects and cross browser support), one or two CSS frameworks (LESS or SASS).
Component frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation.
HTTP: how the protocol generally works and how browsers generally deal with it.
Web sockets and web workers.
Experience with AJAX libraries (jQuery is required and one of these three: Backbone, Angular or React).
Unix: bash, piping, SSH, tools (cat, awk, sed), basics of standard input/output
Basic principles of database design
Canvas / WebGL
Basic experience with ORM
Possess a good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
Experience designing, building large-scale Ruby on Rails applications
Experience with common libraries such as RSpec and Resque
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (e.g. Git, or SVN)
Proficient in bash shell
Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery
Basic familiarity with networking systems, load balancers, and TCP/IP network constructs.
Knowledge of performance and reliability monitoring strategies
A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
Great to Have Skills
Be clever about how to approach problems
Be technically curious (learning on your own)
Have a serious interest in understanding the goal behind your work
Push for doing things the right way the first time around
Have empathy for our users
Know the basics of Photoshop
Any background in programming graphics or video games