We’re a small, tight-knit team passionate about giving kids a great science education. We build an interactive, online science resource that takes advantage of the latest pedagogies and shows students how important science is to their lives, no matter what career they may end up pursuing. We believe that by improving science literacy in the community, we can make a big difference on a global scale.
We’re looking for another backend engineer to join our team, building features our users will love and scaling the product to meet the demand from our rapidly growing user base. You’ll work mainly on our service-oriented Ruby applications running on AWS, as well as on the full tech stack that supports them.
So, what will you be doing day-to-day as a software engineer at Stile?
You either have a CS/engineering degree, or you've taught yourself the bits that matter. You might have worked with some databases before and learned your B-trees from your hash tables and what a row-level lock is. You've not only built a few CRUD APIs, but you've probably also untangled a few race conditions, and you now think through failure states and idempotency whenever you write new code.
You'll end up working with Ruby, MySQL, MongoDB, Docker (we use it for just about everything), AWS, Protocol Buffers, Prometheus (we’re big on monitoring our app and keeping ahead of problems!), and whatever tools you choose to solve the problem at hand. Haven't used many of these before? That's fine; this is a great opportunity to learn!
While we think collaboration in an office environment is an important part of coordinating and sharing knowledge, we also appreciate that working from home or away from the office offers both time to really concentrate, and the flexibility needed in modern life. Need to pick up the kids? No worries - we’re all about what you achieve, not the hours of the day in which you achieve it.
We invest in our people because we believe that great people in a great environment can achive amazing things. People don’t join Stile to have a cushy job; they join to do fantastic things with incredible people. We set high expectations and then help you to exceed them.
That said, there are plenty of “the usual” perks:
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If you don’t see yourself on that list, consider sending us an email anyway. Maybe you’ll blow our socks off and we’ll make a position for you. What’s the worst that could happen?