Staff Software Engineer at Fountain (S15)
Talent acquisition platform for hiring hourly workers
6+ years
About Fountain

Fountain is enterprise software that accelerates global high volume hiring. Our customers hire millions of hourly workers annually in 78 countries. Job seekers often struggle to get connected with companies seeking hourly workers due to inefficiencies in their hiring processes, and Fountain makes it easier for them to get offers for work quickly. Getting hired fast eases some of the financial instability millions of families face.

Fountain is a Remote-first company that embraces a work from anywhere policy and offers flexibility on location, so our employees feel free to enjoy the world. Fountain is widely trusted by leading organizations, including Chipotle, StitchFix, GoPuff and Just Eat Takeaway.

We just 4.5Xed in valuation in our Series C, which was led by Softbank and B Capital. We plan on keeping this hyper-growth going this year! Come join us on this rocket ship!

About the role
Skills: React, Ruby on Rails

Fountain is the hiring automation software that powers the new service economy to source, screen, hire and onboard more than 1 million applicants per month, while helping more than 150,000 people get hired each month. Since inception, teams across 50 countries use Fountain to save millions of work-hours and communicate with more than 10+ million applicants. Our mission is to open opportunities for the new global workforce. What we build fundamentally affects the way people across the world work and our mission is to maximize efficiency and unlock economic opportunity in the labor market.

Founded in 2014, we are a young company backed by top investors, including Y Combinator, SoftTech VC, Crosslink, Origin Ventures, and many others. We have raised over $33 million in funding, and with over 65 employees in our centrally located office in San Francisco, we are looking to grow our team with new colleagues who are excited about making an impact in a fast-paced and growing company with an extremely open and collaborative culture!

What you'll be doing:

  • Work effectively with the Fountain Product & Engineering Team to build new high quality Fountain features and improve upon existing ones
  • Mentor and train developing software engineers
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms
  • Become familiar with the existing Fountain (Ruby on Rails) backend
  • Contribute to architectural, design, and process discussions involving the technological choices involved in building new features
  • Identify and uphold software engineering best practices
  • Work in a supportive team environment with shared code, code reviews, and disciplined quality control; quality begins with the developers on the team

What you should bring:

  • 5+ years of Rails development experience
  • Strong idiomatic Rails knowledge and practice
  • Strong judgment in election of gems and dependencies
  • Strong understanding of web-app performance fundamentals and related dev tools
  • Strong database fundamentals and experience with Postgresql
  • Low level understanding of Postgresql indexes, table types and query optimizations.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch is ideal
  • Experience using Sidekiq is ideal
  • Basic understanding of web technologies HTML5, Javascript, CSS, REST, JSON,
  • Experience with the Node.js/React/Redux is a strong nice to have.

Tech Stack: We use Ruby on Rails on the backend and React on the frontend.

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