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Senior Back End Web Developer

inKind

Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 06/21/2022
  • Website: inkind.com
  • Company Address: 810 Blanco St, Austin, TX, 78703

About inKind

Founded in 2014, inKind’s mission is to support restaurants and connect consumers with experiences that enrich their everyday moments and commemorate their landmarks. In our eyes, Restaurants don’t just fill your belly, they teach you about culture, mark important milestones in your life and when done right, make you feel like part of a community. They are a vital thread in the fabric of life.

Job Description

inKind is looking for a Senior Back End Developer w/ a focus on back-end to help us take our platform to the next level. Compensation is very competitive and benefits are excellent. We've been in bootstrapped startup mode for a while now, but things are taking off and we're rapidly accelerating our growth. We're entering an exciting phase of building new things as we grow and want you to be a part of it. Our stack currently uses Rails, React, and React Native. We're building more in react, python, node, and C# and are looking for strong back-end developers to play a critical role in building out our platforms as we scale. It's a blue sky opportunity to do things the"right" way from the ground up, creating a delightful experience for our customers as we help them discover and fall in love with local restaurants we help finance.
 
Responsibilities:
 
This is a key position where you will play an important role in influencing architecture decisions. As a Back-End Rails Developer at inKind, you are first and foremost an expert problem solver with a love for code and a maker's mentality. Responsibilities include everything from planning out data models to optimizing complex reporting queries, architecting API integrations with numerous 3rd parties, and working with the broader team to support API endpoints for our app, and providing models for our internal/external portals, complete with data visualizations and charts. You stay up to date on new frameworks and tools to speed up development, while keeping a sharp eye out for potential vulnerabilities and edge cases. You'll work on modernizing the existing code base, play a key role in building out new platforms, and (once up to speed) train and mentor new developers. You will work closely with the CTO and Product Team at our office (Post-COVID-Vaccination), as well as our distributed team of remote developers.
Required Skills/Qualifications:
 
5+ years professional software development experience, preferably touching multiple web stacks.
3+ years w/ Ruby on Rails
Up-to-date expertise w/ core web stack (HTML, CSS, JS, and at least 1 js framework).
Solid understanding of SQL, including joins, views, stored procs, recursive queries, functions, indexing, and performance optimization.
Expert familiarity with the rails way of working with complex relationships between ActiveRecord models.
Experience writing good test coverage, especially for complex flows.
Experience designing & architecting new features and solutions from scratch.
Experience with both sides of API development (designing API endpoints for 3rd parties, and consuming 3rd party API endpoints in a variety of formats).
You're always looking for ways to work faster & more efficiently, while balancing competing concerns (tech debt, cost, security, complexity, etc).
Excellent proactive communicator who can work effectively w/ others, both in-person (post-pandemic/vaccination) and remotely.
You're not afraid to raise concerns, ask questions, and enjoy helping mentor others on the team.
Keen eye for bugs & security issues, both while writing your own code, or doing code-reviews.
Takes initiative in finding and fixing bugs before shipping.
Ability to quickly troubleshoot bugs, no matter where they show up (dev, test, staging, or production).
 
Bonus Skills/Qualifications:
 
While not required, experience with any of the following would be a plus.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent
DevOps experience, particularly w/ Kubernetes & AWS
Stripe and/or other payment processing providers
SendGrid
SMS integrations
Mobile push notifications
Node.js
TypeScript
WebPack
Python & Django
React Native
 
Who You Are:
 
You are excited about restaurants and invested in their success
You are data-driven: creative and broad-minded, unafraid to test multiple copy iterations and embrace the power of data and testing to make decisions that inform the creative process
You are detail-oriented: in Hospitality, details matter, and this translates to everything we do.
You are self-sufficient: you'll be working in constant contact with our entire team, but each of our members is expected to own their own projects. Manage your own tasks and ask for help when needed.
You are a dreamer and an executor: we love innovative thinking and encourage team members to present thoughtful ideas (big and small). You'll also take the lead on testing your ideas and rolling out the successful ones, implementing new best practices.
You are motivated: you will be part of a fast-growing company so you should be hungry to hit targets and be intrinsically motivated to increase revenue, no matter what part of the team you are on.
You are a people person: having good relationships with your colleagues makes work more fun and makes the product better. You'll be part of a small but mighty team, so working comfortably together is essential.
 
Compensation/Benefits:
 
Medical/Dental coverage plan
Flexible vacation and remote work policies
Opportunity for equity in an early-stage startup
Team building and cultural experiences (i.e. offsites, speaker/seminar series, chef-led classes)
Career development training opportunities
Office-catered lunches and snacks
Pet-friendly office space
 
inKind is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital to inKind's ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please reach out at careers@inkind.com.