Do you want to develop software that helps scientists, doctors, historians, and all other kinds of researchers discover breakthroughs? Join our small, fully-remote software development team to build software that connects scholars of all disciplines with the peer-reviewed journal articles they need to advance their research.
Since our remote-first company’s founding in 2011, Third Iron has created the industry-leading software services BrowZine and LibKey. Our users include millions of students, doctors, industry researchers, and scientists affiliated with over 1,300 libraries at universities, hospitals, corporations, and government departments across 36 countries including places like Stanford University, NASA, Mayo Clinic, NHS England, and University of Hong Kong.
In a refreshing change from advertising-dependent tech companies or those who sell user data, we instead have a business-to-business model. We sell our subscription-based services to libraries that may be used by anyone affiliated with them. We do not sell user data. Our focus is on building the best software to enable research that changes the world.
As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you will help with all aspects of the development lifecycle: initial architectural approaches, coding the automated tests and implementation, and reviewing changes with your teammates. Our product owners have a deep understanding of our customer needs and wants. The dev team collaborates with them closely to help get clear guidance and ensure what we build has maximum positive impact to our users in the world of libraries and peer-reviewed research journals.
Our remote-first company has been building software for over 11 years in a fully-distributed manner, so you’ll be joining a team with plenty of experience putting into practice what works well remotely, and avoiding what doesn’t. We try to build our products with an eye on the long term, since the new features and products we build are typically maintained by us for years into the future.
Contribute to our Third Iron tools and backend systems, written primarily in Node.js and Postgres, and used by our operations team to manage large amounts of data from over 1,300 library customers
Help shape and build our APIs, used both internally and by third parties, written in Node.js and adopting many concepts from JSON API 1.0
Increase your experience and knowledge of Node.js, Postgresql, Elasticsearch, CouchDB, continuous integration, and load testing. Learn about all the tools we use at our StackShare
Optimize and help scale our Heroku and AWS cloud-based systems as our customer base grows to maintain solid performance for all users
Opportunities to assist with our web app clients, BrowZine and LibKey, that are built with Ember, and our browser extension LibKey Nomad, built with React
What We’re Looking For
SQL experience; we use Postgres to store the majority of our data, and maintaining very fast APIs and internal processes is important to us. Bonus if you have NoSQL experience, such as ElasticSearch or CouchDB
Strong communication skills – since we are a remote team, clear, timely, and frequent communication is essential
Experience writing automated tests alongside your code – we rely on numerous automated tests to help avoid regressions, both at the acceptance and unit level
Source control expertise, ideally git
Self-motivation and comfort working independently, which we’ve found is important for remote working
Interest in lifelong learning, including learning new technologies. We embrace the tools and techniques that help us build great software which lets us sleep soundly at night, with high confidence that our users are having a delightful experience and our servers are not catching fire
People with U.S. work authorizations. (We are looking for a full-time developer to join our team, so please, no software development firms looking to hire out contractors – we’re interested in talking directly to software developers)
Working at Third Iron
Third Iron is a small company of 25 employees, and our growth and success have been fueled by the passionate, curious people who work here. We value input and feedback while looking to minimize the interruptions of meetings, report writing, and internal emails.
Understanding that work is just part of your life, Third Iron also provides benefits including health, dental, long-term disability, paid time-off, home-office stipend, and more. It’s why most employees who work at Third Iron spend many years of their careers here. You could, too!
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Salary and compensation
$110,000 — $150,000/year
To apply for this job please visit thirdiron.applytojob.com.