Backend Staff Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Published on April 19, 2024

Hivebrite is one of the first Paris start-ups listed in They help other organizations foster stronger bonds with, and between, their members and constituents. It was launched in 2015 and now has over 400 clients in over 40 countries. On a daily basis, they develop a product that automatises all activities connected with creating, maintaining and increasing community members' engagement. They dedicate their solutions for 4 sectors (all B2B): educational (mostly alumni from universities), connected with professional networks (workers), corporate alumni and non-profit organisations (supproters around the case). There are "all the features you need, and more".

Tech-stack: Ruby 2.6, Rails 5.2/6, Golang, JavaScript/ES6, React.js 16.9, Backbone.js, PostgreSQL, Microservices, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker.

Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform. Our mission is to provide organizations with the tools they need to create impactful communities. 

Our SaaS platform serves customers across a variety of industries including higher education, non-profit, and corporate. Founded in 2015, today we count more than 900 customers worldwide - including Boeing, Roche, the Obama Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Aspen Institute, the University of Notre Dame, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

We employ over 170 people across our entities in Paris, New York, the UK, and Sydney, and 30+ nationalities are represented in our team! πŸŒ

Our work policy encourages a healthy work-life balance with a flexible schedule. We believe in the importance of balancing your work priorities and personal life. We also have many initiatives to keep our global culture strong, offering opportunities to meet and socialize with team members virtually and in-person throughout the year. πŸ‘‹

In 2023, we were awarded Best Hybrid Place to Work by BuiltIn in the US and Choose My Company and HappyIndex at Work in France. πŸ†

Join for the mission, stay for the people. πŸš€

  • As a Staff Engineer, you will spend a lot of your time writing code, but also bring your experience to leading a technical project alongside a Product Manager. Your goal is to build scaling solutions by making tech decisions and to mentor technically your team.
  • Attached to a squad, you will also work on transversal topics (SSO, SEO, Sign up, etc...)
  • Ensure code quality within your projects.
  • Managing technical debt (rework, refactoring) and understand the difference between short-sighted business decisions and impact technical health in the long run.
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing efficiency code).
  • Develop integrations with 3rd party software programs (Webhooks, API, deep integrations).
  • Design, develop, test and implement new product features.
  • Deeply think through the product and its technical feasibility and implications.
  • Proactively flag and de-risk any technical issues that might greatly affect the product’s launch or maintainability.
  • 8+ years of programming experience in Ruby or with another language like Python or Java. πŸš‚
  • One experience in a leadership position.
  • Understand the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism.
  • Deep knowledge in architectures patterns.
  • Comfortable with DevOps aspects and tooling (K8s, Docker).
  • Experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service.
  • Track record of designing and implementing complex and scalable software services.
  • Experience in document oriented databases like Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with another language like Golang.
  • Open-source contributions.
  • A competitive salary package. 🀝
  • Computer allowance and a work-from-home starter kit (desk, chair, etc…). πŸ–₯️
  • 50% of your healthcare subscription. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ
  • "Tickets Resto" with Swile - 8€ per day (50% covered). πŸ”
  • RTT (8 days). 🏝
  • Budget to improve your craft. πŸ“š
  • Nomad days policy (Work from anywhere you'd like, up to 12 weeks per year, at once or throughout the year). ✈️
  • International team. 🌎
  • Full remote policy. πŸ‘Ύ
  • WeWork's office in the center of Paris with a rooftop just for us! 🏰
  • Free beer 🍻 in our office from 5 PM to 7 PM.
  • Squad days (two days per month we meet at the office). πŸ’‘
  • Team building events. πŸŽ‰
  • Check out this page, to know us more. πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ
  • Meet ClΓ©ment, our Engineering Recruiter, for a first video-call to better understand your career plan and answer any of your questions (60 mins).
  • Meeting with of one of our Backend mate to discuss performance issues, product-driven approach and some RoR patterns (60 mins).
  • Meet two Backend Senior to discuss around a technical architecture review exercise (60 mins).
  • Meet Sergiu, our VP of Engineering, to speak about your long-term involvement with Hivebrite (60 mins).