Software Engineer (Elixir)

TaxJar · Nov 2nd 2018

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TaxJar is the leading technology solution for busy eCommerce sellers to manage sales tax and is trusted by more than 15,000 businesses. Our mission is is to make eCommerce easier for everyone.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • We do the right thing for our customers.
  • We’re a team, built on trust.
  • We’re proud to be remote.
  • We’re in control of our own destiny.

TaxJar’s remote-only team of 50 people is growing quickly. We have an immediate opening for an Elixir Software Engineer. We want you to join our Platform Engineering team and help us build a product our customers love. The Platform Engineering team at TaxJar is solving complex problems on a daily basis, supporting our growing customer base and creating new solutions in a complex domain. We deal with large datasets, complex frequently-changing sales tax rules, and automating complex processes for thousands of business customers

*This is a full-time remote position available to folks located in the US.

AS AN ELIXIR ENGINEER ON THE PLATFORM TEAM YOU WILL

  • Write strong Elixir code daily
  • Be challenged to solve new problems
  • Review and test your teammates pull requests
  • Contribute to and maintain our existing test suites
  • Build out apps and services for managing thousands of sales tax rules
  • Help with improving and scaling our SmartCalcs API
  • Work with Elixir, Phoenix, AWS and more
  • Help monitor and support 24/7 Elixir applications and services

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years production experience with: Elixir, Phoenix, and Postgresql
  • Ability to write clear and accurate tests
  • Write code that is maintainable and readable by your team
  • Be accountable for the code you deliver to production
  • Manage development tasks from assignment through to production
  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Passion for building simple and intuitive solutions for complex problems in ecommerce
  • Prior SaaS development, API development or similar app dev experience
  • Excel at communicating with the team remotely (chat, video, email, etc)

YOU’LL BE A GREAT FIT FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU

  • Only want to work remotely
  • Are a PRO at communicating and collaboration
  • Highly value working with people you like and respect
  • Are accountable
  • Are confident in your skills and a solid team player (We’re peers here, no egos please) but also comfortable working asynchronously
  • Hungry to play an impactful role and not afraid to fail

We’re a happy team and we all really love what we do. We’ve created a space where high-achievers can succeed, but are also safe to fail. We’re profitable and focused on growing TaxJar sustainably. We’re always learning how to make TaxJar the best place to work for all of us, and not just another tech startup. We’re always looking for an amazing new teammates to come share in the excitement of solving real-world problems with technology.

BENEFITS

  • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy (we’ll actually pay you $500 a year to take time off!)
  • $1,000 in professional development credit
  • Home office stipend
  • Equity in a profitable company
  • 2x year all-company in person retreats (fully paid for by us of course)
  • Brand new Macbook computer
  • Mandatory Birthday holiday!
  • 12 week paid maternity/ 6 week paid paternity leave
  • Monthly perks reimbursement for things like Netflix, Amazon Prime, your gym membership, home internet and more.

We offer all of our employees amazing benefits. Visit www.TaxJar.com/jobs for a full list of our benefits and to learn more about how we work and what we stand for.

If you’re not the perfect fit for this position, but you know someone who is, we’ll pay you $1,000 if you refer us to the person we hire.

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