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Senior Software Engineer - LA or Remote

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NationBuilder
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
http://nationbuilder.com/senior_software_engineer
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Our engineering team dedicates itself to continuous learning and improvement. We built a process that is optimized for rapid, agile development; deploying to production many times a day. To discover the correct solution; we start with a minimum viable product and iterate using team and stakeholder feedback; so that the people, product, and process improve together.

As a senior developer, you’ll help us architect, build and maintain our main codebase as well as ancillary services. You’ll recommend and implement system-wide improvements, new technologies, and contribute to our technological direction.

NationBuilder creates software for leaders of all kinds - political candidates, nonprofit organizations, anyone building a community of people to make something happen in the world. To learn more about NationBuilder, read about our mission and beliefs.

You:
  • are always interested in learning new things.
  • get excited when you have the chance to pair.
  • practice test-driven development and judicious refactoring.
  • enjoy being responsive to customer feedback.
  • are a pragmatic problem solver, knowing how to find the middle ground between “perfect, but takes forever to code” and “fixes it now, but nobody will ever be able to understand what I did”
  • work well in small teams with a clear mission.
  • have the insight to know what's important and the dedication to get it done.

We are looking for:
  • While existing experience with the technologies we use is welcome, an open and disciplined approach to your work is more important to us than whether you already know Ruby, Rails or anything else in our stack. We value the willingness to learn our technologies and environment over domain-specific skills.
  • Have at least 3-5 years of professional development experience.

Our Stack:
Our application is primarily Ruby on Rails with some additional Ruby and Go services. Configuration management is via Puppet. The majority of our data is in PostgreSQL with additional supporting data in MongoDB and Redis. We're hosted in our own datacenter with a little AWS mixed in.

NationBuilder is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We are committed to finding talent that is not determined on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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To apply, please email your resume, GitHub, or website to jobs@nationbuilder.com with the subject “Senior Software Engineer - LA” or "Senior Software Engineer - Remote." In a few sentences, tell us why you're a good fit for the job and which NationBuilder value you identify with the most and why. Our values are listed here: http://nationbuilder.com/jobs