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Lieutenant Software Developer (full-stack)


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Expected experience: Two to six years

Salary range: $55,000 to $80,000

We primarily use Ruby on Rails with a wide variety of front-end technologies, usually either in Javascript or via APIs that support our mobile apps.  We do a lot of mobile work, as well, and we write a lot of tests. Our team is focused on outcomes, not hours; we offer flexible schedules, and most of our team members work from home one or two days a week. We're looking for folks living Madison, WI or willing to relocate. This is a full-time position (40 hours max).

We're looking for folks who have experience and can show evidence of shipping and supporting software in a production environment, rather than showing a bunch of credentials or degrees. 

This is a full-stack position.

Experience with iOS or Android platforms (or both!) is preferred, but not required.

Just to be clear: We don't care what you studied in college (or if you went at all).

Ideal Candidate

Responsibilities will include:

  • Debugging, fixing and communicating issues for multiple clients
  • Enthusiastically pairing with other developers (with both more and less experience than you)
  • Creating custom software for a variety of projects in an agile environment

Some other attributes

  • You're open-minded and accepting, and enjoy working with a diverse group of professionals from varied backgrounds.
  • You have enough experience to have developed opinions about things like documentation, source control systems, and development environments.
  • You're the good kind of lazy; you'd rather spend 2 hours writing a script to automate something that can be used over and over than spend 20 minutes doing it manually.
  • You don't feel challenged working with the same codebase day in and day out, and want fresh problems to explore.
  • You can write SQL queries. You have a favorite programming language, and have experience with a language like Ruby or Python, even if you were trained on Java or C#. Maybe you’ve heard of Elixir or Scala.
  • You're comfortable with CSS, but maybe you use SASS or LESS nowadays.
  • You've written software for mobile devices, and you understand the challenges of writing software for many different platforms.
  • You’re comfortable using open source software, and you think it’s awesome that people give away code that’s so incredibly useful. Maybe you've contributed to open source software yourself, or are looking to contribute.
  • You pay attention to details, and rarely need to be told anything twice. You love learning new things but you don't automatically assume new == better.
  • You're motivated to create the best software you can, and irritated when forced to use software you know you could fix if you could only get under the hood.