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Software Engineer

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Posted 25 days ago

👋 Hello! Orbit is hiring a software engineer to help build the main Orbit application. Our technology stack is Ruby and Rails with React on the front end.

This role is for an engineer who is a strong, senior individual contributor and looking for the opportunity to build out significant new parts of an application while helping maintain a high-quality, well-tested codebase. All that while being surrounded by supportive colleagues and with the opportunity for a lot of personal growth.

We’re looking for someone who can tackle new areas of product development, taking them all the way from ideation to live in production. You’ll have a lot of support and autonomy.

Here are some signs that you might be a good fit for the role:

  • You have 3+ years of experience building full stack applications
  • You’re at the senior, staff, or higher engineer level
  • You consider yourself a full-stack engineer with specialities in one or two areas
  • You have prior Ruby on Rails experience
  • You’re comfortable architecting, articulating, and building complex features autonomously
  • You’re comfortable evaluating and selecting new parts of the tech stack
  • You value accurately and friendly written communication
  • You enjoy the product part of the engineering role and will be happy to talk to users, help design screens and flows, propose features, and review product analytics
  • You enjoy creating content and giving talks
  • You’re interested in the community and open source aspects of software development
  • If you don’t feel that you meet those qualifications on paper but are still excited about the opportunity, please apply anyway! We believe great talent can come from anywhere, and we know that a resume doesn’t tell the whole story of who you are and what you can do.

    Working at Orbit

    Orbit is a remote-first, fully distributed company with employees in many countries. Currently, we are focusing on hiring in France, the UK, or the US. However, if you're outside those countries but between the time zones of UTC-7 and UTC+3, and you're open to the complexities and trade-offs of full-time contracting, you are welcome to apply. We do not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

    Because we have teammates around the world, certain benefits will vary based on where you live. We take the health and well-being of our teammates seriously. Just tell us what you need to be happy and successful, and we’ll try our best to accommodate. In general, we aim to offer our employees:

    • Competitive compensation packages

    • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements

    • Your dream hardware, software, and conferencing setup for your home office

    • Opportunities for professional development, which might include books, courses, conferences, or community events

      The hiring process

      We are a young startup, frequently iterating on our interview processes. The specific steps you go through may vary, but for all candidates, we hold the following principles in mind:

      • Everyone hears back from us, no matter the decision. At Orbit, nobody’s application falls into a black hole.

      • We respect candidates’ time and energy. We will strive for a 2-3 week interview process, unless you request more time.

      • We conduct conversational interviews as well as collaboration sessions, which are designed to help you get a sense of what it’s really like to work with our team.

      • We want everyone, candidates as well as interviewers, to come away feeling positive about the experience. Everyone should feel that they got something out of meeting and exploring the opportunity together, even if an offer isn’t extended or accepted.

        And most importantly:

        Orbit does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity. In fact, we strongly believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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