Senior Engineer - Scala at GitStart (S19)
Pull Requests as a Service
6+ years
About GitStart

GitStart accelerates software engineers with Pull Requests as a Service. Assign tickets to GitStart Bot, go to sleep, and wake up with PRs. GitStart Bot automatically manages thousands of full-time engineers and runs peer reviews until PRs are ready to be merged. It’s scalable, flexible, and quality is guaranteed: you only pay for merged PRs.

About the role
Skills: Scala

GitStart is a Pull Request as a Service platform. Assign tickets to GitStart, Go to Bed, Wake up to Pull Requests. Pay only for code you merge.

It’s changing lives

Our mission is to unlock the potential of the world’s most underrepresented, underprivileged, and underrated developers.

Millions can’t find jobs because they were born “in the wrong country”, in the “wrong timezone” and with the “wrong English accent”.

We call this BS.

Help us create opportunities for anyone to grow by contributing on the world’s best codebases.

It’s working! Alumni got into Amazon, Facebook and Google. Star developers include Afghan women who lost their right to work with the Taliban. More success stories here.

The team is amazing

Here's a taste of some things the team has done:

🔥 Several ex-founders - one sold his company to Carta

🧠 National math olympiad winner and former Typescript team member

⛵️ Two sailing world champions and Ironman finishers

🦄 Teammates who have already gone through the seed to unicorn journey

🚀 A rocket scientist who launched a space mission

The team’s also diverse:

🌍 9 nationalities for ~10 people

👩‍💻 The engineering team happens to be 50% female

And more importantly, the number one thing newcomers notice is: people are truly kind. More on this when we meet!

We’re supported by the world’s best

We are supported by Neo, the YC, and angel investors such as Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, Google VP Parisa Tabriz, Instagram VP Maria Zhang, Airbnb founder Nate Blecharczyk, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, Circle CTO Li Fan, Andela founder Iyinola Aboyeji, Gigster founder Debo Olaosebikan, Replit CEO Amjad Masad, and Mike Schroepfer.

Your role

Your missions

You’ll work as a Senior Engineer focused on GitSlice, in particular you will:

  • Contribute code to building our next version of GitSlice. A tool that lets our clients ‘slice’ their codebase by choosing specific files and folders to share with our GitStart bot. This tool is critical in helping us maintain security of our client’s codebase.
  • Own features end-to-end, from product definition, through implementation, and to production.
  • Make sound architectural decisions, keeping in mind performance, maintainability and scale.
  • Share your knowledge and passion for code quality with the rest of the team through code reviews and pairings.
  • Grow both personally and professionally. We treat growth seriously, as we believe that our team will thrive only if and when every one of the team members does.

Helpful skills/experiences

  • Extensive experience with Scala
  • Experience with TDD. You understand the value of testing and have maintained a healthy test suite before.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD ways of shipping code. We do it with: Pulumi, Kubernetes and GitHub Actions.
  • Some familiarity with our front and back end tech stack can also come in handy: TypeScript, ReactJS, NodeJS, Phoenix & Postgres.

You might be a great fit for this role if

  • Self-management skills. You are able to operate independently, meaning you know how to plan and organize your work and communicate it to others, and don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do. This is especially important to us, since we’re a remote company with an async first mindset.
  • Ability to do deep work (as described by Cal Newport in his book). We recognize the value of that uninterrupted work and try to reduce busy work as much as possible, so you can focus on meaningful work.
  • To help succeed in your role you’ll collaborate with an exceptional engineering team - early unicorn employees, Typescript and VSCode team engineer, Facebook Hackathon winner, Google Women TechMakers Scholar, etc.

What we offer

  • Fully remote: work from wherever you want
  • Regular on-sites to bond and explore the world (3-4 a year of 2-3 weeks each)
  • Personalized growth plan & mentorship for every employee (we mean it) + access to the world’s most prestigious entrepreneurship community through the Y-Combinator 🤝
  • A great range of perks and benefits
  • Competitive compensation and meaningful equity along with a chance to make a significant contribution to changing the lives of millions of engineers

TypeScript NodeJS ReactJS GraphQL Pulumi Kubernetes GitHub Actions

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