Almanac is an operating system for distributed teams work that helps teams run without meetings.
In the past decade, software development went from closed, siloed systems to open source, distributed collaboration, powered by the architecture of the internet. We intend to bring the same form of async collaboration to everyone else.
About the role
We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at an exciting inflection point in our growth.
You'll be responsible for building out the intuitive, interactive experiences that our customers need to run their businesses through docs, as well as determining the backend architecture and endpoints that we need to support those features.
Write elegant, well-tested code in a modern technology stack
Participate in standups, code reviews, and retros
Work closely with our team to make architecture and design decisions
Ensure everything runs smoothly safely in production
Create standards around development, code review and deployment
Rails 5.2, Postgres 10.6, React, Algolia
Team size: 11-50 people
Self-documenting JSON APIs, Algolia, BDD, git, continuous delivery, Heroku, vim (ok, maybe just me), Tartine croissants
Experiences that will make you stand out:
You are confident working across the stack, whether it's 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
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 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
Helping a small company grow 30%+ month-over-month
You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery
Interviewing at Almanac
It’s our goal to provide an efficient, transparent interview experience that respects you and your time. Our roles typically have a four stage process (sometimes more) and we like to move through those as quickly as calendars allow. After submitting your application you will hear from us whether you are a strong fit for the role or not! From here you can expect:
An initial screen with our recruiter
The opportunity to meet the hiring manager
A technical exercise appropriate to the role
A leadership interview with our CEO, Adam
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