Senior Backend Engineer (Rails/Elixir)


Honolulu, HI, US

We’re a small but experienced team focused on making it so easy and fun for people to get together in real life that they’re actually social again.

We’ve designed an elegant and efficient way to round up the people you care about for the events and causes that are important to you – straight from your phone in under 60 seconds. Hobnob is changing the way people get together and there’s something very special about facilitating personal connections in a whole new – and beautiful - way.

We're looking for an extremely talented senior backend engineer with deep knowledge of Ruby/Rails, Elixir/Phoenix, and DevOps. The ideal candidate has a passion for (and experience with) crafting well-made, scalable APIs and for architecting the infrastructure that supports them.

** In addition to resume please provide links to other projects/apps you have worked on. **

About you:

BS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or Equivalent Experience

Strong development skills, at least 3 years of experience with Rails

Strong understanding of REST

Ability to work well in a team environment

Used to shipping quickly and shipping often (while still maintaining test coverage)

Willingness to work directly with frontend and client engineers to solve problems

Attention to detail

Experience shipping a product to a large user base

Nice to have: GraphQL experience

Production experience with Elixir and Phoenix a huge plus

What You'll Do:

Design and develop the next generation of Hobnob's internal API with a focus on high-performance and real-time features (using Elixir, naturally)

Concurrently maintain and improve Hobnob's current architecture and API

Work across disciplines with other team members

Write organized and well-structured code

Debug hard problems

Participate in code reviews

Participate in pair programming

Test all the things

Pay scale: $90-120k annual Stock options: commensurate with experience Minimum Time Off Vacation Policy - not only is it unlimited, but we ask our team to take a minimum amount of weeks off per year to recharge

Location: preference is in Honolulu, Hawaii, but will consider remote work with travel to Hawaii (!!). No visa sponsorships available at this time.

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