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Posted about 1 year ago

What we're building

Scratchpay provides pet parents with simple friendly payment plans. We help pet parents to provide the care their pets need, easing the financial barrier. We are growing fast in the veterinary space and Veterinarian, Pet owners and pets across the US love us! Come help us help more pets!

About the position

As we grow quickly, we need someone to strengthen the team for specific services, including Mobile app and Dashboard for that service. By working with the team, you will learn how things work, quality standards and lifecycle and then quickly jump into growing the software we are building to save pets.

This job is for you if you recognize yourself in this:

* I am a good mind

* I can think for myself

* I am critical of myself and others

* I am always respectful

* I ask questions when needed

* I can understand the boundaries but have a lot of fun within them

* I take my work seriously and never let down people

* I work hard because I want to do the best that I can right now

* I always observe and reflect on how to do better tomorrow

* I like animals

Responsibility and Duties

• Hands on development of front end and backend web applications using PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, MySQL and React
• Coordinate and communicate with other developers and QA, estimates, assignments and progress.
• Communicate with development management and customer service to report progress.
• Recommend improvements to existing architecture, features and design

• 7+ years of commercial software engineering experience
• 5+ years PHP development (with some HTML & CSS)
• 4+ years working with Laravel
• 4+ years working with React and/or Angular
• Experience with Continuous Integration and DevOps
• Strong secure coding practices
• Experience with Git
• Solid knowledge of design patterns
• Advanced level proficiency of the LAMP/LEMP Stack (PHP/Apache or Nginx/MySQL/Linux)
• Advanced level proficiency of building REST APIs
C#, MSSQL, Jira, AWS

You will

* Build services using TDD practice

* Work within a Scrum team of fun and talented people

* Design and implement systems

* Run tests, find issues, escalate, discuss solutions

* Work in a highly scalable cloud computing environment with the difficulties scalability brings

* Build a platform and an ecosystem of services that will in turn make for a great UX for pet parents and clinics!

* Build, deploy and maintain your own work

* Learn anything you feel like that's necessary for the job, however challenging, however you like it

* Be part of an exciting adventure

How to know if you are a good fit?

You will have to:

* Have empathy;

* Understanding the position of others is critical. It is necessary to navigate through communication, mitigation and the culture

* Be independent;

* Yet know when to raise a point or ask for a clarification or escalate a potential issue

* Communicate;

* Speak your mind and expect others to. Engage in respectful and mindful conflict. Quality > quantity.

* Know your stuff and know what you don't know;

* No one is perfect but everyone can learn. Be humble enough to know your weaknesses. Be open minded and hard working enough to be able to fix them.

* Take constructive critics;

* Ask yourself "how to know if I'm wrong?". You may not, but not challenging your thinking is unhealthy. We challenge each other a lot @Scratchpay.

Our culture

We care about the human aspect of work and we expect others to. Excellence is also an important keyword @ Scratchpay. While everyone makes mistakes, we learn from them. We are conscious about efficiency and effectiveness in the positive way. We don't do things that bring low-to-no value short or long term. We also do hard things that bring a lot of value. Quality, attention to detail and respect are some of the traits you must have and expect others to have.

The good

* We are a team of dedicated, hard working, friendly individuals

* We move fast, sometimes break things with measure, we give a second chance

* We give constructive feedback, we challenge each other

* We are open-minded and we care for each other

* Everyone is striving towards excellence. Mediocrity isn't our cup of tea. But we always work hard to help those that are willing to get there!

The bad

* Everything goes fast and the ultimate goal is to move the business fast. There can be disconnects in the communication at times. We all need to navigate through this and push whenever it is critical to do so.

* We are open-minded but things need to be moving forward.

* We say what we have to. So expect to hear some unpleasant - but true - things sometimes. Don't hesitate to argue back - with respect - if you disagree.

* Like any startup, It can be a mess some days. You also will likely have to do things that aren't in your scope sometimes. Part of the fun, right? ;)

The most important is: We are always looking at improving. All the time, step by step. If you feel mediocre and don't see a path to improvement or can't listen to others' voice to, please do not apply.