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Senior Full Stack Engineer

At Almanac we're looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our team.

Full-time · Remote

About Almanac

Almanac is building a platform that helps people make faster, clearer decisions without meetings.

We are not just building a software product, we're building infrastructure for a better way of working. Where knowledge workers can collaborate asynchronously to move work forward with transparency and without meetings.

Oriented around a modern document editor, users can draft, review, and organize documents using powerful version control, task-based workflows, and transparent collaboration features.

Almanac is used by the world's leading remote-first companies like Remote, Levels, and Tandem, and is growing rapidly in verticals from professional services and law firms to academia and the Fortune 5000.

That’s where you come in: we are looking for a full-time, senior full stack engineer with strong Rails and Javascript experience to join our team of talented coders and designers.

About the role 

We’re looking for a hungry, talented engineer who wants to make a big impact at an exciting inflection point in our growth.


You'll be responsible for building out the intuitive, interactive experiences that our customers need to run their businesses through docs, as well as determining the backend architecture and endpoints that we need to support those features.

Specifically you'll:

  • Write elegant, well-tested code in a modern technology stack
  • Participate in standups, code reviews, and retros
  • Work closely with our team to make architecture and design decisions
  • Ensure everything runs smoothly & safely in production
  • Create standards around development, code review and deployment

Our Tech Stack

  • Rails 5.2, Postgres 10.6, React, Algolia
  • Team size: ~30 engineers

Things we 🧡

  • Self-documenting JSON APIs, Algolia, BDD, git, continuous delivery, Heroku, vim (ok, maybe just me), Tartine croissants

    About you

    🦒 Experiences that make you stand out:

    • You have 5+ years experience building great products in Ruby on Rails; during that time you’ve also become proficient in Javascript, ideally React (3+ years experience)
    • You are confident working across the stack, whether it's expanding our API or enhancing the frontend
    • You are passionate about writing clean and well-thought out code
    • You want to karate kick technical debt in the chops
    • You’re comfortable writing test suites in a test-driven environment
    • You can craft a devastating SQL query to save the day when all else fails
    • You are a strong communicator and able to clearly articulate technical problems
    • You want to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment

    🔥 Skills that make you extraordinary:

    • Obsession with high-quality work
    • Ability to work independently and to adapt to the developing requirements of our users and market
    • Love of detailed, continuous feedback that makes the work better
    • Desire to always move fast and prioritize speed over scope
    • Passion to be an early contributor to our engineering culture and work environment
    • Hunger to build a world-changing product

    🏡 Our Team

    At Almanac, we’re looking for structured thinkers full of passion, ambition, and kindness. We’d love for you apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your experience, skills, and interests will help you stand out—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Almanac, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Join us.

    At Almanac, we:

    • Are fundamental optimists who believe we're still only at the start of the digital age.
    • Go to extraordinary lengths to distinguish ourselves through world-class work.
    • Prioritize quality over speed, and speed over scope.
    • Desire working with deeply kind, mission-driven people.
    • Strive to make the complex simple.
    • Use first principles to debate ideas, test assumptions, and make decisions.
    • Seek the truth by putting data above opinions.
    • Assume good intent and give tactical feedback to help each other get better.
    • Hold no ego—when our customers win, we all win.

    As a company, we are seriously committed to your professional development and growth:

    • You will set your own monthly goals aligned with our ambitious strategy
    • You will have our collective support in achieving major wins—and personal coaching from your manager
    • You will be able to request and manage your own budget
    • You will be encouraged to take risks, try new things, and be creative with your work
    • You will have many opportunities to exchange and engage in feedback
    • You will be offered continual chances to stretch yourself and raise your own bar
    • Helping a small company grow 30%+ month-over-month
    • You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery

    🗒 Interviewing at Almanac

    It’s our goal to provide an efficient, transparent interview experience that respects you and your time. Our roles typically have a four stage process (sometimes more) and we like to move through those as quickly as calendars allow. After submitting your application you will hear from us whether you are a strong fit for the role or not! From here you can expect:

    1. An initial screen with our recruiter
    2. The opportunity to meet the hiring manager
    3. Two technical exercises (Q&A + Product Scoping) appropriate to the role
    4. A leadership interview with a member of our management team

    Your time is valuable, so we try to give you as much information as possible throughout our process to make the best decision for you. To start, here's our open source company handbook, which contains docs about our vision, our virtues, our compensation philosophy, and our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Apply for the job

    Do you want to join our team as our new Senior Full Stack Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!