Posted 8 months ago
Almanac’s mission is to democratize access to 21st century skills, insights, and tools so that no one is limited by knowledge in pursuit of their potential.
Through our own experiences, we’ve seen professionals at digital businesses waste too much time trying to find answers they can trust that help them do their jobs better. We believe this problem isn’t rooted in a lack of knowledge or expertise in the world, but in the deficiencies of tools we rely on to access, share, and improve how work gets done.
To make opportunity available to everyone, we’re building a knowledge platform that technology professionals can trust for documenting, distributing, and collaborating on how they work. We replace tools like Confluence and Google Docs to help individuals quickly access knowledge within and across companies that they can trust deeply.
We’ve been moving fast since we founded Almanac in January 2019. Since then, we’ve built and launched the initial version of our product, raised a $2M+ seed round from leading Silicon Valley investors, and grown our full-time team to 10 people.
We’ve seen deep demand from a broad cross section of customers, who are asking for a powerful platform that can help their employees be their best selves at work.
That’s where you come in: we are looking for a full-time backend engineer with strong Rails experience to join our team of talented coders and content creators.
As a backend engineer, you will be responsible for building out content and data-heavy pages, endpoints and tasks that we need to help our customers organize their business knowledge. We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at this early stage in our roadmap.
Specifically, you will:
Write elegant, well-tested code in a modern technology stack
Participate in stand-ups, code reviews and retrospectives with our remote team
Work closely with our Head of Engineering and backend/frontend teams to make architecture and design decisions
Help make sure everything runs smoothly & safely in production
Set down standards around development, code review and deployment
What you bring to the role:
You have 2-5 years experience building great products in Rails
You are passionate about writing clean and well-thought out code
You want to karate kick technical debt in the chops
You’re comfortable writing test suites in a test-driven environment
You can craft a devastating SQL query to save the day when all else fails
You are a strong communicator and able to clearly articulate technical problems
You work well independently and are driven to find solutions
You want to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
You have at least a 2 hour time zone overlap with UK office hours
Skills that make you extraordinary:
Obsession with high-quality work
Ability to work independently and find solutions
Love of detailed, continuous feedback that makes the work better
Desire to always move fast and prioritize speed over scope
Passion to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
Hunger to build a world-changing product
You have hired and managed other engineers
Our tech stack:
Things we love:
Self-documenting JSON APIs