Senior Platform Engineer

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Senior Platform Engineer

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

Full-time · Remote

About Almanac

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

We are not just building a software product at Almanac—we're building infrastructure for a better way of working, where knowledge workers can collaborate asynchronously to move work forward with transparency, accountability, and speed.

Oriented around a modern document editor, teams on Almanac 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're hiring a Senior Platform Engineer who wants to make a big impact as we grow Almanac's surface area and scale it to millions. 

About the role 

As a member of our technical staff, you will use your strong understanding of fullstack engineering architecture to develop a robust knowledge, productivity, and collaboration platform.

Specifically you'll:

  • Partner with other engineers, design, and product to deliver lightning-fast product experiences that feel secure to customers.
  • Build out the tooling and processes needed to ensure development at Almanac is efficient and simple.

    About you 

    Minimum qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience developing performant webapps - specifically tools and processes that ensure quality, speed, and security.
    • Experience with AWS or GCP.
    • Experience with Terraform or any other infrastructure as code tool.
    • Experience with Docker.
    • Knowledge of package managers like npm and bundler.
    • Experience with backend frameworks like Express (Node) or Rails.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience using Postgres or any modern databases.
    • Experience using React.
    • Online portfolio (GitHub) featuring examples of front-end development work.
    • Heroku experience a bonus!

    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.

    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. A couple technical exercises appropriate to the role
    4. A leadership interview with our CEO, Adam

    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 Platform Engineer? Then we'd love to hear about you!