If you're interested in the interfaces that exist in our world, this is a great opportunity to build tools for everyone from the Federal Government to Microsoft to Bluetooth. Ethnio helps their researchers and designers understand the real people that use apps, hardware, and web sites. That understanding leads to better technology experiences for all of us. Help us create elegant code and solve complex UX / system problems, all from our sunny Hollywood office at the dreamy NeueHouse space, or a co-working space in your neighborhood in LA. Or if you know an engineer that might fit, we offer a $4,000 referral fee if the applicant stays for six months or longer.
The focus for this engineering position is back-end Rails development. You’ll be working with our three distributed developers, but directly collaborating alongside the designer/founder in L.A. Some rad companies like Netflix and Zillow have our JS on their homepage, which means the ideal candidate would enjoy working on large-scale traffic tasks. Ethnio gets in the ballpark of 500M (!!!) pageviews per month. You should also be interested in the world of HCI (human computer interaction) and UX since our user base is all designers and researchers.
- 4+ years working as a full-stack engineer. Given how small our company is, we need a bit of experience, especially setting up new environments and getting to know an existing codebase
- A demonstrated fire for building product. You view engineering as one tool among many for building products that add value and help people
- An appreciation for design. You're probably not the best designer in the room, but you enjoy discussing design challenges and figuring out the best approach. Since engineering is also how it works, you think of design as a critical part of engineering—not a thing you do before or after
Strong communication skills. Ability to work well with our 2-3 remote engineers, and work with our founder and head of customer engagement in the LA office. Related: that's our entire company
Hands-on and self-directed entrepreneurial experience in a fast-paced environment, small business or startup a plus
A desire to exceed expectations and get sh*t done
BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
Comprehensive knowledge of Ruby/Ruby on Rails, and some experience with Nginx, AngularJS, Unicorn, Redis, PostgreSQL, APIs, LOL/ASAP/WTF (just seeing if you're still reading here). We’re currently on Rails 4.2.3 on Ruby 2.12 on Nginx and Unicorn with PostgreSQL and Redis. We use Angular on some front end elements and heavy use of Redis on our back end.
SaaS experience is a plus
What We Offer
Full-time salary position commensurate with experience
Full Benefits including Anthem PPO/EPO, Dental, and Vision
Paid vacation accrual incentive that begins with two weeks vacation your first year, adding one additional week of paid vacation each year thereafter
Flexible work hours within reason from Hollywood. Some remote work available after 6 months, but this is an in-person position.
In addition to our vacation accrual policy, employees are provided 5 sick days, and 10 paid holidays
Equity is offered on a four-year vesting schedule, which begins to accrue after 12 months
Private desk close to your neighborhood in LA metro. West side? No problem. East side? That works. Our goal is as little commuting as possible, but you need to live in LA metro. We are at NeueHouse Hollywood, which includes membership benefits such as events and discounts at nearby businesses: http://neuehouse.com/location/los-angeles but have co-working space in Santa Monica and elsewhere.
Revenue-sharing bonus EOY based on company and individual performance
How to Apply
Send us an email that shows you checked out our company, and is not the exact same email you sent to some other, far more boring company. Mostly want to see the link to your LinkedIn profile, but attachments for your resume are fine (PDF, etc.) or links to related work. Please do not attach a cover letter as a word .doc. Just a plain old email is great for that part.