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TaxJar

Software Engineer

Seattle ,WA

ruby on rails

ruby

javascript

java

rspec

3 weeks

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Software Engineer

Location: Seattle, WA Type: Full-time

There’s a person we want to work with.


Thing is, we're not talking about someone specific. In fact, that’s the problem. We’re talking about a set of traits and an attitude, which is scarce! We want developers who see things differently; that don't conform to the norm. You’re ready to get the job done, and even surprise us.


There are so many lousy job descriptions for developers in the world, we’re writing down what we’re looking for in hopes that this person (you?) is out there:



  • You understand that communication is the biggest responsibility of your job, and the one you’re least likely to get right unless you focus on it

  • When you take on a task whether it’s huge and scary or tiny and boring, you’re going to see it through to the best of your ability

  • You focus on building and shipping quality software that matters to your users and that matters to the company you’re building it for

  • You are confident with a number of programming languages, operating systems and architectures. You probably have one of each you prefer right now, but you’re neither dogmatic nor myopic in your focus on it



TaxJar’s remote-only team of 200+ people is growing quickly. We have an immediate opening for an engineer who wants to join us and help make eCommerce easier for everyone. Our core values:



  • We know that we're better together

  • We are always learning and growing

  • We shape our own destiny

  • We build relationships that matter



What we Expect from a Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / JavaScript):



  • Comfortable within a mature Rails codebase and have an openness to JavaScript and Vue.js

  • Take an active role in breaking large projects down into deliverable pieces

  • Maintain clear and accurate documentation

  • Consider the performance impacts of your technical choices

  • Participate in architectural decisions and refactors

  • Review and test your teammates’ pull requests

  • Contribute to and maintain our existing Rspec test suites

  • Maintain and update our core SaaS business logic



About you:



  • 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails and a test framework such as RSpec

  • 3+ years of experience with backend database skills

  • Ability to own development tasks from assignment through to production

  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player

  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment

  • Passion for building simple and intuitive solutions for complex problems in e-commerce

  • Prior SaaS development, API development or similar app dev experience a plus

  • Excellent remote communication (chat, video, email, etc)

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