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Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / JavaScript)

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Posted 25 days ago

There’s a person we want to work with.

  • You understand that communication is the biggest responsibility of your job, and the one you’re least likely to get right unless you focus on it 
  • When you take on a task whether it’s huge and scary or tiny and boring, you’re going to see it through to the best of your ability
  • You focus on building and shipping quality software that matters to your users and that matters to the company you’re building it for
  • You are confident with a number of programming languages, operating systems and architectures. You probably have one of each you prefer right now, but you’re neither dogmatic nor myopic in your focus on it
  • Please note that we are not able to sponsor any type of international visa at this time.

    What we Expect from a Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails / JavaScript):

    • Comfortable within a mature Rails codebase and have an openness to JavaScript and Vue.js
    • Take an active role in breaking large projects down into deliverable pieces 
    • Maintain clear and accurate documentation
    • Consider the performance impacts of your technical choices
    • Participate in  architectural decisions and refactors
    • Review and test your teammates’ pull requests
    • Contribute to and maintain our existing Rspec test suites
    • Maintain and update our core SaaS business logic
    • About you:

      • 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails and a test framework such as RSpec
      • 3+ years of experience with backend database skills
      • Ability to own development tasks from assignment through to production
      • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
      • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment
      • Passion for building simple and intuitive solutions for complex problems in e-commerce
      • Prior SaaS development, API development or similar app dev experience a plus
      • Excellent remote communication (chat, video, email, etc)
      • At TaxJar,  we believe a  diverse team creates better solutions for our customers.  Read our Diversity statement below:

        here .

        • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits
        • Flexible vacation
        • Company holidays, plus mandatory Birthday holiday
        • 12 weeks paid parental leave for all employees
        • 4 hours volunteer time per month
        • Biannual all-company in person summits (paid for by us, of course!)
        • $250 Home office stipend
        • 401k Plan
        • Equity in a profitable company
        • Monthly perks reimbursement to appreciate your teammates, Netflix, Amazon Prime, gym membership, home internet etc.
        • Please visit for a full list of our amazing benefits for full-time employees, and to learn more about our values and how we work. You can learn more about our hiring process here.

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