Senior Software Engineer

Published on December 25, 2022

Hi! We’re The Wanderlust Group an outdoor technology company composed of Dockwa.com, Marinas.com and the forthcoming Campouts. We build marketplaces that connect adventurers to outdoor destinations, and technology that helps those destinations thrive. We believe that the best way we can make the world better is to get people out in it. 

At The Wanderlust Group, you’ll be an integral part of a growing team, able to make an immediate impact and work alongside some of the most talented and dynamic people anywhere. We believe that a great culture enables great teams to do incredible things.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Engineering Team where you would be helping to build a multi-sided marketplace platform for our end users - adventurers and their destinations. This role would be full-stack, so if a little bit of everything sounds like your jam, please apply!
A bit more about us:
  • We are predominantly a Ruby/Rails & React shop and we <3 Postgres! We also use Sidekiq, Rspec, Swift for iOS, Kotlin for Android, Git, Heroku, AWS, and Stripe to name a few
  • We work on some slick UIs with extremely talented designers!
  • We are fully remote!
  • We have a progressive view on work-life balance because we also want to be outside!
  • We are right around 100 employees, with 30+ in Engineering
  • Our engineering page with some open source projects we've made https://engineering.dockwa.com/
Successful candidates typically have at least 4 years of professional experience and are strong in at least 4 of these areas:
  • Professional experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework, such as MVC, Rails experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming, separation of concerns, API design, and other code design patterns
  • Knowledge of relational databases, Postgres experience is a plus
  • Experience with production system monitoring and observability
  • Knowledge of testing, profiling, and debugging practices
  • Ability to learn and think critically about both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspectives based on project needs
  • Close familiarity with software engineering methodologies and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including linters, code reviews, continuous integration and deployment
  • Seeks ways to mentor and help their peers grow, strives to maintain a healthy team culture of continuous learning and collaboration

Potential projects: handling synchronous editing, building out shared back-end services for our different platforms and verticals, and using different strategies to make financial data highly available
We’re all about adventure here @ The Wanderlust Group, but we also want you to know what to expect on your journey with us, starting with the application phase through the interview process: 
  • Interview Process Step 1: 30-minute Zoom or Phone / Exploratory call with a member of our Talent Team
  • Interview Process Step 2: 30-minute Zoom Meeting / Initial discussion with an Engineering Manager OR our VP of Engineering
  • Interview Process Step 3: A relevant (and FUN!) Project / Assignment to do on your own time
  • Interview Process Step 4: 30-60min Zoom Meeting(s) / Final Round “Team Loop” where you will have 1:1 discussions with three members of our Engineering and Product Team(s)
Please check out the following resources to learn more about us:
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a small group of engineers to have great impact. The best practices we set in motion now will be massively important as we scale our systems to meet the impressive growth we see today. If you meet all the qualifications, please apply! But we know how rare it is to hit all the bullets, so if you have a track record of caring deeply about shipping software that helps people, we want to hear from you.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $150,000-$180,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

The Wanderlust Group is a unique company and culture. A hybrid B2B and B2C business, we connect boaters to marinas and campers to campgrounds. Because we believe in the value of putting screens down and getting outside, we operate on a 4-day workweek and don’t cap vacation time. We take Mondays off, and prioritize focus and productivity Tuesday through Friday. We also care a lot about the marinas and campgrounds we serve. They are often small businesses playing an important role in the local economy around them.  That dedication carries through our work. Finally, because we are wanderers at heart, we are a remote-first company. This, and all positions, can be based anywhere in the United States.