Engineering Lead (Ruby-on-Rails/React)

Published on June 13, 2024

At Recast, we're building the next generation of media measurement technology. We're scientists and engineers applying cutting-edge techniques to the hardest problems in a multi-hundred-billion dollar market. Every year, billions of dollars are wasted on ineffective and unmeasurable marketing campaigns — Recast helps marketers measure the unmeasurable and save millions of dollars of marketing budget.

Recast is built by scientists, for marketers. We are committed to using the world’s most advanced techniques and technologies to solve problems for marketers. We take our jobs as scientists seriously: we are committed to pursuing the truth in all its glory and we don’t shy away from uncomfortable truths (even if it means telling a customer something they don’t want to hear). By providing an independent and unbiased assessment of marketing performance, Recast gives marketers a central source of truth they can trust.

We're hiring a Ruby on Rails App Engineer to work with the Recast application engineering team for our marketing mix modeling platform.

What you might do in your first 6 months:

  • Build, test, troubleshoot, and integrate front-end elements into our application
  • Help us develop a more “self serve” Recast
  • Add self-serve reporting features so that our clients can dig in and build their own reports

Things you have experience in:

  • Full-Stack web-dev with Ruby on Rails experience (Django / Flask / MVC will also be considered), specific experience with Stimulus is nice to have but not required
  • Front-End experience with JS frameworks and libraries such as jQuery
  • You have decent design-sense and can take an app from idea to MVP quickly and independently
  • Working with javascript plotting libraries like D3, cube.js, or plotly
  • Working at a fast-paced SaaS startup

Things that should excite you that might scare off other folks:

  • Working directly with data scientists to productionize their code
  • Working with lots of complex data structures and pushing-the-limits visualizations
  • Building tools that interface with JAX & other ML-like libraries

Our technology stack today:

  • Ruby on Rails / Hotwire / Turbo Stimulus
  • Python & R based APIs
  • AWS Cloud Services, Step Functions & Lambdas
  • Heroku

Hiring Process:

  • Hiring Screen (30 minutes) - discuss Recast, your CV/experience and answering questions you have
  • Hiring Manager Interview (45 minutes) - deep dive on your experience with our VP, Engineering
  • Tech Interview (60 minutes) - Live coding exercise + “meet the team” time to discuss software architectural decision making, systems design, teamwork, startup speed
  • Final Interview (30 minutes) - Meet with Recast’s CEO to talk about Recast and your background/goals

What we offer you:

  • Work wherever you’re happiest. We're fully remote
  • Competitive remote salary along with early-stage equity
  • Highly skilled coworkers you can learn from and who are eager to learn from you
  • An async-first culture with a focus on documentation over standing meetings
  • Autonomy and support to do your best work in your own time
  • Your local holidays plus unlimited PTO (minimum 2 weeks mandatory PTO!)

As a Ruby on Rails Application Engineer you’ll be working with a team of other software engineers, data scientists, and statisticians to continue to advance and improve our product offering.

Note: Recast is committed to building a diverse team so if you are from an under-represented background in tech (e.g., women, non-white, etc.) please apply even if you don’t necessarily check all of the boxes here.

While Recast is officially based in the US, we're a fully remote team (one founder lives in Brooklyn, the other in Mexico City with team members in 6+ countries around the world). We can't sponsor visas at this time, however we are happy to have you join remotely from wherever you are.

If this sounds interesting to you, apply using the application form below, including a bit about yourself and any relevant LinkedIn / Github links / resumes.