Product Developer

Description

At Podia, we’re building the best platform on the planet for creators to sell online courses, memberships, webinars and digital downloads.

We’ve been around for a few years, have helped creators earn millions, and we’re growing fast…

…really fast.

That’s where you come in 😉

We’re looking for a full-stack Rails developer to help us build modern frontend user experiences whilst still sticking to The Rails Way as closely as possible.

You’ll help us ship faster, get more done and make big improvements to our platform.

You’ll already be familiar and confident with Rails, probably with 2+ years experience, but we’ll help you level-up those skills, learn new technologies like StimulusReflex and ViewComponents, and practice them on a complex web application with plenty of new challenges.

Requirements

What you’ll work on:

  • Expanding the breadth and depth of our product features 🏗️
  • Polishing our existing features to improve our users’ experience 🖌️
  • Bugs happen… you’ll help us resolve them 🐛
  • Refactoring the internals to keep the code easy to work with 🔨
  • Improving our test suite to give us more confidence to ship 🚨
  • Writing and maintaining payment and API integrations 📇

Here are some of the technologies we use:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sprinklings of Javascript and Stimulus, where necessary
  • Webpacker, Bootstrap, and npm to manage our UI code
  • Redis, for caching and background queues
  • Sidekiq for background processing
  • Heroku for hosting the app
  • We also maintain integrations with many third-party APIs (PayPal, Stripe, Zapier and Drip, just to name a few)

You probably don’t have experience in all these technologies, and that’s okay! Rails is the core of our tech stack and you’ll also bring other experience to the role.

Some other things you should be comfortable with:

  • Communicating your work clearly in Slack, GitHub pull requests, or a pairing session ✍️
  • Learning quickly, and developing confidently—because nothing is “someone else’s job” 🦝
  • Lending a hand to your teammates (and customers) when the need arises. We’re tightly knit and supporting each other is a huge priority ✨
  • Multiple competing (and sometimes shifting) priorities 😅
  • Staying calm under pressure. You remain cool even when Rollbar errors are pouring into Slack, background jobs clog up the Sidekiq queue, and the app grinds to a halt 🆘
  • Working remotely. Our team is spread across North America and Western Europe (you should be in one of those two regions), and our headquarters is Slack 🌎

Benefits

Why work at Podia?

  • Ultimate flexibility. We try to have some overlap time every day, but outside of that work whenever & wherever you work best 🗺️
  • Extreme autonomy. No micro-managing here. You’ll be given high-level direction and then left to solve it the way you feel is best. 📚
  • That said, the rest of the team is always ready to lend a hand — or even an ear if you just need to rubber duck some ideas 💡
  • You get to work with a small, highly-talented team that has built — and continues to build — our product with care. We’re not one of those “hire all the devs!” organizations that tries to grow too quickly 🎨
  • Whether it’s fixes, small tweaks, or substantial features, we deploy often. There’s zero red tape to slow you down 🚀
  • We have a rapidly growing base of passionate customers. Your work will be seen and appreciated by many people❤️
  • Competitive compensation. We want to hire the best people, and we’re ready to pay for them 💰
  • Health and dental coverage for you and your immediate family, or a quarterly wellness stipend for non-US team members 🩹
  • Great benefits including three weeks paid vacation (plus another week during the December holidays), sabbaticals every three years, professional development credit, paid family leave, and more 😃
  • Generous 401(k) match for US-based employees 🏦
  • (Paid for) annual retreats to spend time with the team and have fun together (or a still-pretty-great virtual retreat when there’s a global pandemic ✈️

If you’re curious, you can read about Podia’s engineering culture on our CTO’s blog.

Note: while you can be located anywhere in North America or Western Europe for this role, non-US team members are hired as contractors. However, you’ll still be treated as a full-time employee! The only difference between you and our US team members will be the contract structure (for legal purposes) and a couple US-only benefits, as outlined above.

Wherever possible, we match US-only benefits with alternative options, like a quarterly healthcare stipend for non-US employees who we can’t add to our insurance plan.

Interested in joining our team?

We’ve been around since 2014, are a profitable company, have the greatest customers in the world, and a team that will stop at nothing to help our creators win.

If that sounds like something you want to be part of, we need to hear from you.

We’ll ask for professional references (both a co-worker and a manager) from any finalist candidates.

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