Collab is an independent digital content studio. Since our launch in 2012, Collab has amassed one of the largest cross-platform content networks, working with and supporting a small group of the most successful content creators across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms. ComScore recognizes Collab as a top 10 YouTube partner in the U.S. Collab’s content generates nearly seven billion video views every month.
We are looking for a senior level software engineer who has extensive experience with Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, ReactJS, Elasticsearch, and AWS infrastructure. The more legacy code you have handled and successfully migrated, the better.
You should be a team player, should be able to take our requirements and acceptance testing criteria, and write high quality, easy to understand code which is easy to maintain and build upon. A well written refactored code is better than just making things work. We love pairing and doing code reviews and it would be an integral part of your role.
Ideally, you should know how rails work in depth, be able to improve performance of a PostgreSQL query, solve scalability issues, create secure APIs and NextJS applications on top of it and practice clean architecture and clean coding philosophies.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES + GOALS:
OUR VALUES as a Team!
Always keep the user in mind
We build solutions for our coworkers, partners, clients, and ourselves. In each context, we keep the individual needs of the user in mind through discovery, design, engineering, and release.
Context is key
Building Products is a creative process, there is no one size fits all solution. We strive to be aware of situational context when making decisions about product, priority, architecture, process.
Most products fail. The harder this is to accept, the more accepting it presents a strategic advantage! We strive to separate ourselves by spending as little time as possible on 'doomed' products. So we ask why the product or feature we are working on may fail. We do this to eliminate as much risk as possible for products that will make it launch and identify products that will not be viable as early as possible, ideally during discovery.
Don't reinvent the wheel
We are very lucky to work in such an active time for information sharing. We should always consider if there is a simple open-source solution or a paid alternative to any work we take on. We prefer stable solutions, good documentation and examples, and active communities when seeking alternatives to building something ourselves.
Build For Future Change
When considering future changes while developing today's roadmap, spec, or feature, we walk a fine line - fortune-telling is a tricky thing! All things being equal, we want code that is easy to change later (such code is by definition also easy to understand!). However ice-boxed work has a way of lingering, so be careful not to 'prefactor' too much, as unused code is unnecessary and confusing.
Always be Learning
Our field evolves at a breakneck pace. Great new products, libraries, packages, practices, etc are being shared all the time. And there is bottomless depth in the fundamentals. We are dedicated to keeping up and leveling up, and helping each other along the way!
PERKS AND BENEFITS:
Interested candidates should apply directly through Collab's website.
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