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Senior Backend Engineer

Getro

Getro

Software Engineering · Full-time
Remote
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Getro is on a mission to unlock the hidden potential within professional networks, transforming how people discover and leverage warm introductions for hiring and sales. As a Senior Backend Engineer on our team, you’ll  be crucial in crafting features that both accelerate and enrich every connection, helping our customers find new talent, enhance their sales, and make other impactful professional connections. You'll develop user-friendly flows, construct data pipelines that supply essential insights, and leverage AI-driven matching algorithms to forge more efficient and meaningful connections. Join us in our quest to make professional networking more personal.

Who We're Looking For:

  • Impact-Driven: You're motivated to craft solutions that make a real difference in people's professional lives. Your approach is thoughtful, always rooted in the real needs of users, and favours simplicity, efficiency and efficacy above all.
  • Agile Innovator: Quick on your feet, you thrive in fast-paced environments, valuing learning and adaptability over perfection, making smart pivots based on user feedback and metrics.
  • Extreme Ownership: Taking ownership comes naturally to you, driving projects forward with enthusiasm and persisting until they are successful.
  • Team Player: You manage priorities effectively with a keen awareness of how your work can support the team.
  • Open, Collaborative Spirit: You value diverse perspectives and excel in an environment of open communication and flexibility, ensuring the best ideas emerge regardless of their source.

Your Experience:

  • 7+ years in software development with a strong background in a startup environment building web applications.
  • Proficiency in Ruby is a must.
  • Quick learner, able to adapt to our codebase quickly.
  • Strong communicator, able to articulate ideas and collaborate effectively, avoiding ambiguities and misunderstandings.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with ML/AI feature development.
  • Familiarity with modern frontend frameworks (React is our choice), enabling you to unblock yourself with a frontend tweak when necessary.
  • Experience working remotely, and an understanding of best practices that foster productivity and collaboration in a fully remote setting.
  • Building SaaS applications.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and implement elegant user-centric solutions alongside PMs and designers.
  • Work with autonomy on large projects critical to our roadmap, aiming for simplicity and effectiveness.
  • Write clean, well-tested and maintainable code.
  • Contribute to defining our coding standards and best practices, and help to evolve our technical architecture.
  • Enhance the performance, reliability and security of our systems.
  • Foster an environment of rapid iteration and feedback, contributing to a culture that values innovation, learning, and impact.

Why Join Getro?

  • Be part of a mission-driven company that's changing the face of professional networking and hiring
  • Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a fully remote role spanning 7+ countries. Our engineers are located in timezones between UTC-3 and UTC+1. We like to make sure we have a few hours of overlap with each other most days in case we need sync time.
  • A competitive salary range ($98k - $133k), healthcare & coworking allowance and unlimited vacation
  • Significant equity participation and the opportunity to shape our future as one of the first 20 employees
  • Unique culture: humans first, unicorn dreams second

About Getro:

We help 850+ independent professional networks — including venture capital funds (Lerer Hippeau), accelerators (Techstars), membership communities (Chic Geek), economic development organizations  (Launch Tennessee), universities (University of Toronto), and more — make better introductions for their members and measure the outcomes of their intros.

Our team:

  • Techstars 2017 graduates
  • Our co-founders have been working together in the recruiting space for the last 10 years and are multi-time founders
  • Remote-first company, from 2018 (before covid)
  • 18 team members across 7+ countries (Hear from Ted & meet Thomas from our team)
  • As a fully remote company, we don't have offices, but we do get together virtually and in-person for Summits (Germany, Cape Town, San Fran, Portugal...)

How we work:

We're ambitious but realistic - we know anything worth doing takes time. We trust each member of our team to work when they wish, and from a location they choose. We believe in working smarter, not harder - we don't value presenteeism and we're not impressed by long working hours. Above all, we value the contribution of each individual and take seriously our responsibility to enable you to work on things you love. These aren't just words - they're part of everything we do, including how we design our products.

One last thing:

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Getro we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Getro is an equal opportunity employer.

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