Senior Software Engineer, Ruby

Austin Downtown Office

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth. 

BigCommerce, named a 2019 "Best Place to Work" in Austin, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer. You’ll be working with team members to extend our products and integrate with a broad array of external services. BigCommerce offers a heavily collaborative environment helping you expand your skill set and take ideas from inception to delivery.

What You’ll Do

  • Use Ruby, Rails, gRPC, JavaScript, RabbitMQ, Docker, Resque, MySQL, Redis, and a slew of other technologies to help power our platform
  • Build integrations with 3rd party SOAP/REST APIs that can span multiple codesets/services, fail gracefully, and be highly extensible
  • Write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise
  • Collaborate with our product and design teams to define feature specifications and timelines
  • Engage in technical discussion of new solutions and architectures
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality
  • Support an open, positive, and energized culture
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Mentor other engineers in the current domain

Who You Are

  • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer using at least two of Ruby, Scala, Elixir, Python, Go, Javascript, or PHP. Ruby & Scala heavily preferred.
  • Highly Preferred: At least 3 years of professional experience with Ruby / Ruby on Rails
  • Adept with full-stack development
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, MIS or related equivalent experience
  • Experienced in developing high performance, scalable and available web services and applications
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, open environment on an Agile team as a contributor and mentor
  • Highly proactive and results-oriented with excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excited to learn new technologies
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, distributed queuing systems, and external services integrations over APIs (REST/SOAP)
  • Experience with ecommerce, SaaS platforms highly preferred
  • Nice to Have: Experience with OAuth and/or SAML workflows and permissions
  • Nice to Haves: DevOps experience, GCP experience, and/or Docker or other containerization technologies

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce

We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.

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