Almanac’s mission is to democratize access to 21st century skills, insights, and tools so that no one is limited by knowledge in pursuit of their potential.
Through our own experiences, we’ve seen professionals at digital businesses waste too much time trying to find answers they can trust that help them do their jobs better. We believe this problem isn’t rooted in a lack of knowledge or expertise in the world, but in the deficiencies of tools we rely on to access, share, and improve how work gets done.
To make opportunity available to everyone, we’re building a knowledge platform that technology professionals can trust for documenting, distributing, and collaborating on how they work. We replace tools like Confluence and Google Docs to help individuals quickly access knowledge within and across companies that they can trust deeply.
We’ve been moving fast since we founded Almanac in January 2019. Since then, we’ve built and launched the initial version of our product, raised a $2M+ seed round from leading Silicon Valley investors, and grown our full-time team to 10 people.
We’ve seen deep demand from a broad cross section of customers, who are asking for a powerful platform that can help their employees be their best selves at work.
That’s where you come in: we are looking for a
to join our team of talented coders and content creators.
About the role
We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at this early stage in our roadmap.
As a full stack engineer, you will be responsible for building out the intuitive, interactive experiences that our customers need to organize their own documentation, as well as determining the backend architecture and endpoints that we need to support those features.
Specifically, you will:
Write elegant, well-tested code in a modern technology stack
Participate in standups, code reviews and retrospectives with our remote team
Work closely with our Head of Engineering and the engineering team to make architecture and design decisions
Help make sure everything runs smoothly amp; safely in production
Set down standards around development, code review and deployment
Our tech stack
Rails 5.2, Postgres 10.6, React, Algolia
Team size: 11-50 people
Things we love
Self-documenting JSON APIs, Algolia, BDD, git, continuous delivery, Heroku, vim (ok, maybe just me), Tartine croissants
What you bring to the role
You have 3+ years experience building great products in Ruby on Rails
You are confident working across the stack, whether its expanding our API or enhancing the frontend.
You are passionate about writing clean and well-thought out code
You want to karate kick technical debt in the chops
You’re comfortable writing test suites in a test-driven environment
You can craft a devastating SQL query to save the day when all else fails
You are a strong communicator and able to clearly articulate technical problems
You want to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
Skills that make you extraordinary
Obsession with high-quality work
Ability to work independently and to adapt to the developing requirements of our users and market
Love of detailed, continuous feedback that makes the work better
Desire to always move fast and prioritize speed over scope
Passion to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
Hunger to build a world-changing product
About working at Almanac
At Almanac, we’re looking for structured thinkers full of passion, ambition, and kindness. We’d love for you apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your experience, skills, and interests will help you stand out—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Almanac, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions and the status quo. Join us.
At Almanac, we:
Are fundamental optimists who believe we’re still only at the start of the digital age.
Go to extraordinary lengths to distinguish ourselves through world-class work.
Prioritize quality over speed, and speed over scope.
Desire working with deeply kind, mission-driven people.
Strive to make the complex simple.
Use first principles to debate ideas, test assumptions, and make decisions.
Seek the truth by putting data above opinions.
Assume good intent and give tactical feedback to help each other get better.
Hold no ego—when our customers win, we all win.
As a company, we are seriously committed to your professional development and growth:
You will set your own monthly goals aligned with our ambitious strategy
You will have our collective support in achieving major wins—and personal coaching from your manager
You will be able to request and manage your own budget
You will be encouraged to take risks, try new things, and be creative with your work
You will have many opportunities to exchange and engage in feedback
You will be offered continual chances to stretch yourself and raise your own bar
You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery