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Remote Senior/Principal software engineer @ Chiffer

The basics

  • The stack: Postgres, Node.js/Express.js, React. Currently running on Heroku, eventually AWS
  • The product: We're building the first subscription intelligence platform that empowers finance teams to get real-time snapshots of how their subscription business is performing!
  • The way we work:
    • This is a remote job - work anywhere you want, and in any timezone on earth (or outside earth, whatever).
    • We are an asynchronous team - we don't do scheduled meetings, and rely on each team member to pick their own schedule and to communicate clearly in writing and with recorded videos.
    • We operate completely autonomously - no one will tell you what to do, we'll just tell you the goals and you will figure out how to work towards them with the rest of the team.
  • The role you'll play on our team:
    • You'd be one of the first five engineers on the team, and the first very senior hire.
    • You'll work on database design and implementation, complex data management problems, API design and implementation, some front-end React app code, building and iterating on our product, collaborating with designers and founders, and making a product that users will love.
  • Like all start-ups we're scrappy, but not scrappy on compensation: Chiffer is committed to paying our awesome team members at market-rate, including benefits.

 

Our interview process

Our interview process is designed to focus on your skills as a software engineer, and your ability to communicate clearly. We're a fully asynchronous company, so that's how we will communicate in this interview process too 🙂.

  1. After reviewing your application for role fit, we'll ask you to work on a ~90 minute exercise while recording a loom (or other screen recording) video.
  2. If the video interview above goes well, we'll want to learn a bit more about how you communicate in writing - we may ask you to put together a technical design document. This is one of the biggest ways we communicate at Chiffer, so we want to see that you can work well with that!
  3. Last step: If everything seems like a fit, we'll ask you to work on one more recorded video exercise.

And finally, hopefully we'll send you an offer. And hopefully you'll accept!

Requirements
  • You're an excellent senior engineer who has (senior: 5+ / principal: 10+) years of experience building web applications, designing databases and APIs, and working with others.
  • You're a great communicator via writing, and via recorded videos.
  • You're excited about working on a globally-distributed and diverse team, in an incredibly unique culture where autonomy, accountability, and ownership are equally as valued as your skillset.
  • That's it!
Benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Completely flexible work schedule - work literally anytime (and anywhere) you want!
  • Benefits appropriate to your location (health/dental/vision in the USA)
  • Company wide retreats multiple times per year
  • Like all start-ups we're scrappy, but not scrappy on compensation: Chiffer is committed to paying our awesome team members at market-rate, including benefits.

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