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Founding Server Engineer

About You

Along is about a year old, pre-launch, and currently consists of a small team. We can get by on the server, but we’re looking for an expert to own this part of our system.

This role is key to Along’s success since everything builds on top of it, and we need someone with a ton of experience building great APIs who can own server engineering at Along. If desired, there’s definitely opportunity for leadership as our company grows.

You’re super familiar with:

  • Building reliable APIs
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Asynchronous background jobs
  • Redis
  • HTTP networking, cookies, etc.
  • Writing tests for your code

We’ll work together on:

  • Navigating the vastness of Amazon Web Services’ console
  • Video formats, streaming, and encoding
  • Modern JavaScript & TypeScript

About the offer

We like to be transparent with our offers to avoid putting anyone in a place where they feel they have to negotiate just to get what’s fair.

Here’s what we’re offering:

  • $200k yearly salary
  • 1% share in options (vesting monthly over 4 years with a 1 year cliff)
  • 100% paid Gold-tier health insurance for you and 50% paid for your dependents
  • Whatever hardware you need to get your job done
  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited vacation (2 week yearly minimum)
  • Along Weekend (Fridays off)

Shoot us a short video telling us about you, your work, and whatever else you think will impress us to if this sounds interesting to you ✌️