Senior Backend Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Published on September 23, 2023

We built CompanyCam to take the guesswork out of your daily work. In realtime, see what, where, and when projects are going on. Think of it like an organized news feed for your business and only your business.

Hi, we’re CompanyCam.

We create simple-to-use, visual-first communication and accountability tools for contractors. Imagine a B2B SaaS (business-to-business software-as-a-service) 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.
The Role
We’re looking for a sharp, self-motivated, problem-solving Senior Ruby on Rails Developer to join our team.
As Senior Ruby on Rails Developer on the Platform team, you'll help ensure that CompanyCam's engineers have everything they need to be happy and productive. Some days you'll be working on small improvements to command-line tooling, development environments, backend libraries, and CI/CD pipelines. Other days you'll be tackling bigger projects to establish new patterns in our Rails codebase or to improve the observability, performance, and security of our backend architecture. But every day you'll own a project from start to finish and are even encouraged to pitch your own ideas!
Most importantly, you’ll actively contribute to the evolution of the culture and processes of a growing engineering team, especially our backend engineering discipline. We want senior devs with experience effectively scaling codebases and iterating on processes as part of a growing team, and with an interest in mentoring to help our devs grow too.
Working at CompanyCam
Our engineering team is remote-first, spanning every time zone in the United States. We welcome people from all backgrounds and really don't care whether or not you have a CS degree or even a high school diploma. All that matters is that you're not an a**hole and you're good at what you do.
Our Product and Engineering departments also do things a little differently than what you might be used to.
We use a customized version of Basecamp’s Shape Up method to organize our work. That means you'll pursue, usually independently, as many projects as you can complete in a 6-week cycle. After each cycle, the team takes a 2-week cool-down to focus on undirected work. You can pursue educational opportunities, work on pet projects, or smash some bugs that have been nagging at you.
Wait, I think that cool-down thing deserves an extra call out: We build into our process 25% of an engineer's time for undirected work.
Sounds nice, right? No sprinting, no scrumming, no death by 1,000 meetings. We protect our engineers' 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 of focused, quality work and then 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.
We cover the important stuff too. We pay well, offer unlimited vacation, meaningful equity, health insurance, and other benefits. This is a salaried position at CompanyCam. The starting point of our salary band for mid-level engineers is $130,000. The top of our salary band for senior engineers is $170,000.
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.
  • 5 or more years of experience working as a professional software developer. (Not all years of experience are created equal, so this one isn't set in stone).
  • Reside permanently and currently somewhere in the U.S. Alas, we're not set up to hire outside of the U.S.
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
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • AWS services (S3, EC2, etc)
  • ElasticSearch
  • MongoDB
Ready to apply?
If you share our passion for serving our customers and bringing truth and transparency to the contracting industry, we’d love to review your application! Are you reading this and wondering if you meet every requirement? Studies show that workplace minorities, such as women and people of color, are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At CompanyCam, we pride ourselves on celebrating everyone. We are actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. If you’re interested in applying, do it! Even if your experiences don’t directly line up or you are ‘missing that one thing’. We are excited to read your application!
For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email [email protected].
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.