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Senior Software Engineer @ Commsor

About Us

The next 10 years will be dominated by community-driven companies. But creating a successful community is often difficult and time consuming. Commsor helps companies and teams build better communities. We're creating powerful tools including analytics, automation, a Community Network Manager (CNM), and more. You'll be joining a well-funded, fully distributed team with ambitious goals, and have the ability to make a direct and lasting impact on the team and product.

We're a small (8 people) fully distributed team, currently spanning California to Poland and we take pride in our ability to function as an effective remote organization. We offer market-rate salaries (including equity), a home office stipend, unlimited vacation (mandatory 3 weeks per year), insurance, as many books as you could ever hope to read, and a tight-knit group of people passionate about creating for the future of community.

About this role

Join our tight-knit early-stage engineering team, and be essential in shaping the features and functionality of our fast-growing community product, culture and processes. You will have direct access to our primary users as well as a strong influence on the technology used to solve our problems.

You'll never be asked to work extra hours - when you're done for the day, you're done. We try to make decisions based on informal reasoning, alternatives should be considered, and data should be collected. We avoid making major refactors, instead we incrementally improve code as we either work with it regularly or it breaks.

What will you do at Commsor?

  • Write code in Clojure and ClojureScript
  • Deliver features and bug fixes across frontend, backend, and infrastructure
  • Work directly with founding team, including Mac (CEO) and Dominic (CTO)
  • Provide feedback to the product team on upcoming features and ideas in order to improve the product overall
  • Work with a high level of autonomy in a remote, asynchronous way

Here's what we're looking for

🏗 Engineering experience and passion

You're a comfortable Clojure practitioner from hobby or professional experience. You know what it takes to create great software. You can create effective and simple solutions to problems quickly, and communicate your ideas clearly to your teammates.

🧠 Product-minded

You love building products and you care about the details of creating a great user experience. You have an interest in the business use cases and the impact your work will have for users. You can balance your consideration of the product and user requirements with technical complexity and implementation details to make appropriate decisions when things are unclear.

Organizational and project management

You are highly organized and able to self-manage projects in a fast-moving company. You are able to take high level goals and break them down into achievable steps.

🌍 Distributed work

You are comfortable working in a distributed, asynchronous environment. We recognize that being a distributed team comes with its own rewards and challenges, and are committed to building a robust remote workplace.

💬 Effective communication

You're great at communicating, without requiring meetings. If something is unclear you reach out and ask questions. You're comfortable owning, communicating and presenting information on specific projects or initiatives, both in writing and in person.

Tools you'll be using

We use Clojure for all of our server-side code, using the Edge framework from JUXT, backed by PostgreSQL. Our frontend is ClojureScript, built using Figwheel Main and we use Helix for our UIs, and a custom Sass framework based on Spectre.css. We use AWS for our infrastructure.

For keeping organized, we use Linear, Notion, and Slack.

We’re committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply regardless of your location, background, race, gender, sexual orientation or any other personally defining attribute. We encourage every person who is interested to apply. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply. Take the leap - you never know, you might just be the perfect person for one of our open roles, even if you don’t match 100% of the job description.


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