Senior Backend

Close


3 weeks ago

05/02/2019 21:01:50

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: Americas or European

Category: Software Dev


About Us

At Close, we're building the sales communication platform of the future. With our roots as the very first sales CRM to include built-in calling, we're leading the industry toward eliminating manual processes and helping companies to close more deals (faster). Since our founding in 2013, we've grown to become a profitable, 100% globally distributed team of ~33 high-performing, happy people that are dedicated to building a product our customers love.

Our backend tech stack currently consists of Python Flask/Gunicorn web apps with our TaskTiger scheduler handling many of the backend asynchronous task processing. Our data stores include MongoDB, Postgres, Elasticsearch, and Redis. The underlying infrastructure runs on AWS using a combination of managed services like RDS and ElasticCache and non-managed services running on EC2 instances. All of our compute runs through CI/CD pipelines that build Docker images, run automated tests and deploy to our Kubernetes clusters. Our backend primarily serves a well-documented public API that our front-end JavaScript app consumes.

We ❤️open source – using dozens of open source projects with contributions to many of them, and released some of our own like ciso8601, LimitLion, SocketShark, TaskTiger, and more at https://github.com/closeio


About You

We're looking for an experienced full-time Software Engineer to join our engineering team. Someone who has a solid understanding of web technologies and wants to help design, implement, launch, and scale major systems and user-facing features.

You should have senior level experience (~5 years) building modern back-end systems, with at least 3 years of that experience using Python.

You also have around five years experience using MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, or similar data stores. You have significant experience designing, scaling, debugging, and optimizing systems to make them fast and reliable. You have experience participating in code reviews and providing overall code quality suggestions to help maintain the structure and quality of the codebase.

You’re comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a small and talented team where you're supported in your efforts to grow professionally. You are able to manage your time well, communicate effectively and collaborate in a fully distributed team.

You are located in an American or European time zone.


Bonus point if you have...

  • Contributed open source code related to our tech stack
  • Led small project teams building and launching features
  • Built B2B SaaS products
  • Experience with sales or sales tools


Come help us with projects like...

  • Conceiving, designing, building, and launching new user-facing features
  • Improving the performance and scalability our API. Help expand our GraphQL implementation.
  • Improving how we sync millions of sales emails each month
  • Working with Twilio's API, WebSockets, and WebRTC to improve our calling features
  • Building user-facing analytics features that provide actionable insights based on sales activity data
  • Improving our Elasticsearch-backed powerful search features
  • Improving our internal messaging infrastructure using streaming technologies like Kafka and Redis 
  • Building new and enhancing existing integrations with other SaaS platforms like Google’s G Suite, Zapier, and Web Conferencing providers


Why work with us?

  • 100% Remote (we believe in trust and autonomy)
  • 2 x Annual Team Retreats ✈️ (Lisbon Retreat Video)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental with HSA option - 99% premiums paid (US residents)
  • 5 Weeks PTO + 6 Government Holidays + Dec 24 - Jan 1 Company Holiday
  • Parental Leave (10 wks primary caregiver / 4 wks secondary caregiver)
  • 401k matching at 4% (US residents)
  • Our story and team🚀
  • Glassdoor Reviews 

At Close, everyone has a voice. We encourage transparency and practicing a mature approach to the work-place. In general, we don’t have strict policies, we have guidelines. Work/Life harmony is an important part of our organization - we believe you bring your best to work when you practice self care (whatever that looks like for you).

We come from 12 countries and 14 states; a collection of talented humans rich in diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and cultures. Twice a year we meet up somewhere around the world to spend time with one another. We see these retreats as an opportunity to strengthen the social fiber of our community.

This team is growing in more ways than one - we’ve recently launched 8 babies (and counting!). Unanimously, our favorite and most impactful value is “Build a house you want to live in.” We strive to make decisions that are authentic for our organization. At Close, we have a high care factor for one another, in making an awesome product and championing the success of our customers.  

Interested in Close but don't think this role is the best fit for you? View our other positions.

Please mention that you come from Remotive when applying for this job.

Help us maintain Remotive! If this link is broken, please just click to report dead link!

similar jobs

  • Heroku / Salesforce (North America)
    3 days ago

    Heroku is looking for a Developer Advocate with past experience in a developer-facing role, creating demos, writing blog posts, and building communities.

    Heroku’s Developer Advocacy team is small but scrappy and distributed around the U.S. We educate, inspire, and spark community among developers and also advocate internally for them.

    Do you consider yourself a software developer, but you are also excited about developer communities and helping other developers? If that sounds interesting to you, please read on.

    Heroku is looking for a Developer Advocate with past experience in a developer-facing role, creating demos, writing blog posts, and building communities. This role can be remote or you can work from a Salesforce office, but we would like you to be in a North American timezone. Also, this role will require 10-30% travel.


    > What is Heroku?

    Heroku’s mission is to create the fastest path for application developers to turn an idea into a production app of any scale. We want to remove every obstacle that slows down creative coders and let them focus on their customers’ experience while leaving everything else to our service. Today, Heroku powers over 7 million apps ranging from personal hobby apps to Internet top 100 apps. In aggregate, we serve more than 23 billion requests per day. Yet, it only takes minutes for a new developer to get the first app up and running, ready to serve customers.

    Heroku is one of the fastest growing businesses at Salesforce.

    Heroku’s Developer Advocacy team is small but scrappy and distributed around the U.S. We educate, inspire, and spark community among developers and also advocate internally for them. Sometimes this means working individually on some code or a demo or a conference talk. Other times, this means working closely with other Heroku teams like Product, Marketing, or Engineering.

    > Some Things You Might Work On

    • Interact (virtually and in-person) with developers

    • Write blog posts

    • Organize meetups

    • Create product demos

    • Record podcasts

    • Test new product features

    • Create conference talks

    • Attend events

    • Design and build a community program

    • Collect and share developer trends, desires, and feedback internally

    • Mentor other developers (writing and speaking)

    • Maybe most importantly, decide which of these are important and define how we work on them


    > Who you are


    CODE

    You're a developer first. As a coder, you can empathize with other developers, build credibility speaking to them, and even sit down with them in a debugging session.

    You have experience with at least one of Heroku’s supported languages: Node, Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, or Go and something else. Experience meaning not just an understanding of the syntax but also the community. That “something else” could be data, Apache Kafka, API design, web performance, mobile development, continuous delivery, microservices, distributed systems design/architecture, AI/ML, etc. Share what you're excited about with us.

    But you aren't satisfied calling yourself just a developer.

    COMMUNITY

    You also like engaging deeply with developer communities. Even better, you've helped build or grow a developer community. This means you've participated in or helped to organize meetups, conferences, or hackathons. Or it could mean that you've been an integral member of a popular open source project, or you've otherwise participated in a community in a meaningful way virtually. Ideally, more than one of these things.

    CONTENT

    Content is how the Developer Advocate communicates their ideas and the meaning behind their code. Whether it's writing a technical blog post, scripting out an engaging demo, crafting a clear GitHub repo README, speaking in a podcast, or presenting an idea or project in a conference talk, content allows us to share our message with and hear feedback from a larger audience.

    You should relish the thought of composing clean, clear prose almost as much as you do writing concise, elegant code and not be averse to speaking in front of a group of your peers.


    Other Desirable Characteristics or Background

    • Infectious energy

    • Excited about Heroku’s desire to provide simple, intuitive tools to developers

    • Experience at a company with a developer-focused product

    • Comfortable (as much as one can be) with public speaking

    • Comfortable speaking with customers

  • Jatheon Technologies Inc. (Europe)
    1 week ago

    SENIOR VUE.JS DEVELOPER

    We are a growing company with an internal development team that is working on amazing new projects and looking for a Vue.js Developer to further improve our performance and help us build our Cloud Archiving solution. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing highly-intuitive user interface and will collaborate closely with Design, Application Engineering and QA to specify, build, test and deploy new features. You will not only be a great contributor to the quality of our code, but also have important input on our UX strategy, as well as the opportunity to help us build our technical landscape, participate in developing our design system and share your expertise in front-end development with the rest of the team.


    You will:

    • Define coding standards and best practices for the front end
    • Write well-documented, extensible code that is easy to maintain and that adheres to predefined coding standards
    • Own the overall quality of code including unit testing and functional testing
    • Find and address performance issues
    • Work collaboratively and consult with our development team, provide guidance to the development process and perform code reviews
    • Assist in the architecture, development and integration of software components into fully functional software systems
    • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and discuss potential solutions to problems

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • 3+ years of experience in front-end web development
    • Minimum 1 year of extensive experience with Vue.js, alternatively with Angular/React
    • Extensive hands-on experience with JavaScript (closures, scoping, functional concepts, OOP)
    • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 including preprocessors
    • Expert knowledge of jQuery and BootStrap
    • Experience with Single Page Applications
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Motivation to learn new technologies, continually improve and work with little direction by understanding business goals and performing self-directed research

    Bonus points for experience with:

    • Writing unit tests
    • Local Storage and ES6

    What we offer: 

    • Full-time remote position
    • Flexible hours ‒ it’s about getting the work done, not about when desk chairs are filled
    • High-end laptop and other equipment
    • Great working atmosphere with regular team building activities
    • A chance to be part of a casual, but highly professional international team
    • Conferences, trainings and events
    • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
    • Exposure to emerging technologies and practices (Cloud, AWS...)


    If you think we'd be a good fit, please send us a cover letter and resume in English.

  • Jilt (Worldwide)
    1 week ago

    Howdy 👋We’re the folks at Jilt, an email marketing platform built for eCommerce. We help thousands of stores grow sales with emails that delight their customers. Our team is 100% remote, with 21 people distributed all over the world. 

    We’re looking for a smart, detail-oriented front-end engineer to join our team and help build fast, intuitive interfaces in React.

    You should be...

    • Deeply experienced with React, JavaScript, and CSS
    • Adept at translating user stories into detailed engineering implementation tasks
    • Detail-oriented & curious, with a drive to understand and solve technical challenges
    • A self-starter, comfortable working independently and taking a high level of responsibility
    • Dedicated to constant learning and sharing your knowledge

    Bonus points if you also have…

    • Experience using React alongside Ruby on Rails, or other MVC frameworks
    • Angular/Vue experience

    You’ll be responsible for…

    • Building features, tweaks, bug fixes, and refactors based on specs in Clubhouse stories (derived from both customer feedback and our product/support teams)
    • Adhering to internal code standards and best practices while suggesting new ones for team consideration
    • Carefully user-testing your own work and implementing feedback from code review
    • Providing detailed code reviews to your teammates
    • Updating our internal wiki & documentation
    • Assisting our support team with troubleshooting challenging issues

    Why you’ll love working with us…

    • Kind, wonderful teammates that enjoy their work as much as you do
    • Competitive salary
    • Annual company retreats (read about last year's adventure in Lake Tahoe!)
    • Fantastic benefits: 27 days paid time-off, full health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), retirement contributions, paid parental leave, and more!
    • Transparent culture (check out our team wiki)

    Curious to hear more? Learn more about the position and apply here. Applications accepted through June 7th. We can’t wait to meet you!

    We support workplace diversity and do not discriminate on any protected class. We believe when we work together as a team of different views, experiences, and ideas, we can build amazing things.

Remotive can help!

Not sure how to apply properly to this job? Watch our live webinar « 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking For A Remote Startup Job (And What To Do Instead) ».

Interested to chat with Remote workers? Join our community!