HI, WE'RE COMPANYCAM
We create simple-to-use, visual-first communication and accountability tools for contractors. Imagine a B2B SaaS app that doesn’t look like garbage, built by a team of capable, laid back people. But don’t let the chill throw you off; we’re a fast-growing, product-led startup with big plans for the future.
We’re looking for a sharp, self-motivated, problem-solving Backend Engineer to join our team.
Using your knowledge of Ruby on Rails, you’ll work alongside other engineers, designers, and product managers to tackle everything from huge company initiatives to modest but important bug fixes, from start to finish. You’ll also collaborate with the Product Team on discovery, helping to assess the feasibility of product changes. And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll actively contribute to the evolution of the culture and processes of a growing Engineering team.
Did you wake up this morning with a burning desire to create apps for contractors? No? I didn’t think so. I admit, it’s not something one thinks about without some prompting. But bear with me for a moment...
Contractors are everywhere. They build our homes, they literally put roofs over our heads, they wire up our electricity, give us access to the internet, fix our plumbing and AC, paint our homes, the list goes on. At CompanyCam, you’ll work with intelligent, kind people to make contractors' work easier and create time for them, so they can get shit done and spend more time with their families. Sound corny? You’ll find that mid-westerner ethos permeate our culture (we’re based in Lincoln, NE), so if you can’t hang with that, no hard feelings, but this probably isn’t the role for you.
WORKING AT COMPANYCAM
Our Product and Engineering departments do things a little differently. We use Basecamp’s Shape Up method to organize and execute our work. That means you’ll work in 6-week cycles with a small team of one designer plus one or two other engineers on 1-3 projects, depending on their size.. Then, you’ll get a 1-2 week cool-down where you’ll pursue educational opportunities, work on pet projects, or smash some bugs that have been nagging at you. Rinse and repeat until code nirvana.
Sounds nice, right? No sprinting, no scrumming, no death by 1,000 meetings. We protect our engineer’s time, treat them like adults, and trust them to get their work done. We’re also big on not overworking people. Put in your eight hours and TURN. SLACK. OFF. No nights and weekends.
Our larger company culture is also refreshingly chill. We have fun, learn from each other, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. Read more about what it’s like here.
We cover the important stuff too. We pay well, offer unlimited vacation, meaningful equity, health insurance, and other benefits. If you're local or down to move, we’re custom remodeling a new office space in the Lincoln Haymarket area that you’ll love. If you're remote (most of the engineering team is), we’re well set up to with great conference room video equipment so you feel like you’re there with us, and we’ll fly you in a few times a year to hang out (you CANNOT miss Lake Day!)
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU
These are our non-negotiables:
- Show up: have the courage to do difficult but necessary stuff.
- Grow up: take responsibility, learn continuously, and have a growth mindset
- Do good: treat your co-workers and customers the way you want to be treated
- Strong experience with and knowledge of Ruby on Rails
Day to day, you’ll spend 90%+ of your time working in Ruby on Rails, but, of course, that’s not all you’ll work with. While experience with the following technologies are not required (we’re cool with some on-the-job learning), you will see them with varying levels of frequency:
- GraphQL & REST
- AWS services (S3, EC2, etc)
This position can be U.S. Remote or in our Lincoln office. At least one year of remote experience is required if you plan on working remotely. We are not accepting applicants outside the U.S. at this time.