Senior Software Engineer

Website Shogun

Shogun is on a mission to empower brands to create exceptional ecommerce experiences, and in the process, build the best remote company.

Since being in the Winter 2018 batch of Y-Combinator, we’ve seen tremendous growth while intentionally creating a culture where people from all backgrounds belong. Our company and products are informed by diverse perspectives from the best talent around the world. We are fully remote, have no offices, and are looking for team members who are excited to work remotely.

We closed our Series A and B in 2020, and after raising a $67.5M Series C in 2021, we are scaling faster than ever. Some of our investors include Insight Partners, Initialized Capital, Accel, VMG Partners, and Y Combinator. Join us to grow your career with our rapidly growing company!

For this position, we are looking for candidates located in the US.

What You’ll Do
As an experienced Ruby / Ruby on Rails back-end Software Engineer, you will collaborate with skilled engineers who will focus on providing quick resolution to issues impacting customers. You will play a central role in identifying, escalating, and resolving application issues impacting Shogun customers and overseeing operational support efforts that ensure application efficacy and stability. You will partner directly with your engineering counterparts to build application serviceability from the very start with the aim of preventing issues before they happen.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Collaborating with your squad to solve issues ranging from scalability and performance to architecture and feature development
Issue triage, escalation, and resolution
Partner directly with Product, Engineering, and Customer Support teams
Collaborate with engineering to develop innovative products, technologies, and processes that continuously push the envelope
Identify and solve problems creatively with minimal guidance

Need to have
5+ years of strong proficiency and professional working experience using Ruby on Rails
Fluency in testing frameworks such as RSpec and/or Cucumber
Experience working with multiple types of SQL and NoSQL datastores like MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, etc
Hands-on knowledge of CI/CD tools

Nice to have
Experience working with a variety of backend and frontend languages such as Go and Node
Experience in Heroku, AWS and/or Google Cloud Platform
Experience with React, GraphQL, and Apollo
Experience with Fastly or VCL
Experience with eCommerce platforms such as Shopify and BigCommerce
Working experience in a fully remote working environment

A Note to Future Shogies
We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting potential Shogies. If you have relevant skills that are not reflected in your resume, we welcome your candidacy and encourage you to share more in an optional cover letter, even if your experience doesn’t match our exact requirements. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where everyone feels like they belong. We encourage you to apply if you feel this role is a good fit for you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

What We Offer (Varies by Location) 
Competitive salary
Company-sponsored healthcare, visioncare, dentalcare for you and your dependents
Retirement plans with matching contributions (401k, Pension, and RRSP)
Paid parental leave
Stock options 
Yearly company and department off-sites
Home office set-up reimbursement
Monthly home office productivity reimbursement 
Co-working space reimbursement
PTO, sick leave, holidays, Shogie appreciation days, COVID-19 related time off
Learning and Development reimbursement  
Mental health and wellbeing offerings
Quarterly Wellness reimbursement 
Remote work – We are a diverse and distributed team that uses Slack, Zoom, Notion, and other tools to stay connected

Our Values
Work in the open: Operate with high integrity and choose what’s right over what’s easy. Be transparent as a company and with each other
People are People: Treat yourself, colleagues, and customers with dignity, empathy, and respect. Start from a presumption of positive intent
Win and grow together: Strive to be the best, individually, and as a team. Support and encourage each other. Seek opportunities for growth

Shogun supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected class.

Please refer to the position specific location requirements listed under the location section of the job description as we are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the mentioned location(s) without requiring employment visa sponsorship. Click here (or click apply if no hyperlink) if you are a New York or Colorado-based, US candidate.

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