Contract Position: Full Stack Rails/React Developer
About the Position
- Demonstrable full stack experience in all levels of web app development (from concept to code to maintenance)
- Familiarity and experience with our tech stack:
- Ruby on Rails
- React Redux
- Nylas.com API
- Gmail API
- HTML5, CSS/Sass, JS * Experience writing pragmatic (not overly religious) tests and specs first
Other Relevant Information
- We use Slack and Trello for team communication and card management
- Access to the original MVP developer for questions, insights, and PR code reviews
- Must have limited availability during business hours in case needed to address any emergency impacting users or the availability of service (rare); otherwise, considerable freedom to work on your schedule.
Closing Commander is a highly focused MVP SaaS product that automates a specific business function around the task of sales follow-up. It’s lightweight on the front end, using React, Materialize, and sass frameworks. The application is RoR with Gmail and Nylas API integrations on the back end for managing the primary feature set (sending, tracking and logging automated transactional email activity history with a user’s customers). Our roadmap includes some improvements to existing third-party integrations and plenty of new back-to-front-end features to keep things interesting and challenging.
Our founders also run a digital marketing agency, and Closing Commander was a SaaS product born out of the real needs of our market, which consists of contractors and home service businesses. We love this market. They are underserved and constitute the backbone of a strong economy. To us, serving these small businesses is more than an opportunity, it’s a mission.
As a startup, we are early-stage, scrappy, bootstrapped, and lean. But we have customers that pay, amazing success stories, a marketing strategy that is gaining momentum, as well as a responsible and stealthy approach to a bigger opportunity. We don’t have a technical co-founder, which is both a challenge and an opportunity.
If you’re the right candidate for this position, then you’re committed to code-as-craft and getting to tap into your deep network of knowledge resources when it comes to making systems talk and work together to solve real-world business problems.
You’re someone who impulsively thinks first about the business reasons why something should or shouldn’t be done, and you have expectations of contributing those insights as part of a successful team.
You’re a maker at heart, you build all the time, always learning and exploring as you go. You’re a doer. You prefer to spec and iterate a scrappy-but-useful idea that solves an apparent problem reliably and quickly, rather than waiting until you have all the
You trust the process of Behavioral Driven
You own who you are and what you do, and you do hard things. Your favorite phrases are “Now that’s an interesting problem I want to understand better” and “Just do it!”
You don’t mind working with non-technical founders, as long as they’re smart, act interested, try to keep up, and give you space to fully use what you know. You understand that greatness sometimes has to be explained to be appreciated, so you have good technical translation skills, write semantically, test pragmatically, and document adequately for the team members who may eventually come behind you.
You work well on your
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