Software Engineer - Local or Remote

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 05, 2022 (14 d ago)

Squaremouth's mission is to take complicated insurance products and allow customers to easily compare them to find exactly what they need for peace of mind as they travel away from home - and our engineers are an essential part of building that experience.

Squaremouth is looking for an experienced and motivated Software Engineer who wants to help plan and build the next generation of our infrastructure. You will use the latest web standards in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails to build web applications to work across all devices. We are looking for a team player who can work in a highly collaborative environment. They will teach themselves, learn from others, and take ownership of their successes and challenges. The ideal candidate should have an intrinsic desire for personal growth and professional success.

Every person spends time troubleshooting bugs, reviewing other peoples’ code, supporting customer service while on-call, and deploying updates to production. This allows all of our developers the opportunity to understand our entire system from beginning to end. The Squaremouth team promotes a collaborative environment using industry best practices, such as weekly iteration planning meetings, Continuous Integration, code reviews, and Continuous Deployment. Peer critiques and constructive criticism allow the development team to grow and learn at a fast pace.

What you will do:

  • Write Ruby, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to add new functionality to our application
  • Work on complicated performance problems to improve our current systems
  • Help architect UX and UI components to modernize existing interfaces
  • Explore new languages, frameworks, and other technologies to improve user experience
  • Use automated testing with continuous integration to validate the functionality of the code you write
  • Participate in code reviews and provide feedback to other members of the team
  • Mentor our other developers on development best practices
  • Autonomously lead and design larger projects to improve our website and administrative backend

Experience and skills that are important for success in this position:

  • Experience in web application development with Ruby on Rails
  • Ability to work independently, arranging your work to meet deadlines
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work, and challenging problems
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Ability to work within a team, collaborate on projects, and share responsibility

It would be great if you had experience with:

  • Building large, performant web applications using Ruby on Rails
  • Creating REST or GraphQL API endpoints
  • Building and maintaining a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) or microservices
  • Machine learning or other AI related technologies
  • Docker and other related tools such as docker-compose, and Kubernetes
  • Exposure to programming with GoLang or PHP
  • Experience with AWS services and their APIs

Who we are:

Squaremouth is a fast paced and exciting company that strongly encourages employee input and ideas. Our team believes in delivering perfection while doing less. We aren’t afraid to experiment with our work or our business. Our owners get their hands dirty every day and generously share company profits. Squaremouth has the energy of a startup with the stability and profitability of an established business.

This small company suffers no bureaucracy. Most of what we do is a group effort including interviews and pay raises. With this uniqueness comes the dedication to the Squaremouth way, best described as the constant pursuit of perfection, unfettered attention to detail, incredible customer service and a burning desire to do things better tomorrow.

Squaremouth is a leader and supporter of the local software development community, founding and regularly hosting the Fort Wayne OpenHack meetup.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Revenue share
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Paid medical for employee, spouse and dependents
  • Paid employee vision and dental
  • 401(k) match
  • Mandatory birthday off with $200 beer bonus
  • Automatic CPI increase every January
  • Paid parking
  • Involvement in major Squaremouth decisions, including pay raises and new hires
  • Normally optional work from the office days on Tuesday and Thursday. Due to Covid, we are currently full time optionally in the office.

No agency or freelance inquiries please. Local candidates preferred, but remote will be considered.

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