Senior Software Engineer, SMS

At Recharge
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on September 23rd

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Recharge is the leader in powering physical subscriptions, making it one of the most important ecommerce engines. Recharge powers over 50M subscriptions worldwide and has processed more than 10B in transactions. More than 15K brands such as Verve Coffee Roasters, Bokksu, Who Gives A Crap, Geologie, Bite Toothpaste Bits and The Sill rely on Recharge daily to grow their businesses and delight their customers.

Recharge’s mission is to enable brands and merchants to form strong, lasting relationships with their customers through recurring purchases. As merchants seek ways to drive more direct sales and distribution through their channels and move away from a reliance on traditional online marketing strategies, Recharge has made it possible to grow businesses with seamless, recurring customer transactions.

Bootstrapped until 2020, Recharge is valued at over 2.1B dollars and is a double unicorn with a total raise of 277M dollars. Join us as we work with our merchants to define the future of ecommerce.

The SMS team strives to offer SMS based features to support subscription management and other ecommerce functions. Success for us means a seamless communication experience between customers and online stores that creates a relationship between merchants and customers, while helping merchants increase their revenue.

Our team is responsible for a sophisticated customer communications framework centered around SMS, which is already powering SMS messages for over 2000 online stores to millions of their customers each month. The app is growing rapidly and we have an opportunity ahead of us to build a truly scalable notifications framework that supports both real time and asynchronous communications. While currently supporting SMS, we plan to build out support for many notification modalities such as various messaging platforms as well as email marketing solution integrations.

The SMS team at Recharge is looking for a Senior Engineer to help take our Ruby on Rails application to the next level. While we have strong engineers, we lack strong Ruby on Rails expertise and are looking for someone to be the team’s Ruby on Rails expert as we enhance and scale the application. This is where you come in.

You have an interest in technical leadership. You are organized and like to help break down and organize the team’s work with predictability in mind. You enjoy reviewing other’s PRs to ensure top quality and mentoring other engineers who have less Ruby experience to improve the team’s output. You are proud of your team’s work.

In this role, you will work with a team of engineers to build, maintain, and improve our notification products. As senior engineer, you will be involved in all parts of the stack, and make critical design decisions. In this role you'll move fast, research, document, and think through problems to design and develop features for our customers.

While our team’s core app is Ruby on Rails, the core stack and Recharge is built in python. You have basic experience with python and a desire to enhance your skills as we will integrate our Rails and python systems more closely in the future.

Our stack includes: Ruby on Rails, React, Vue.js, python, Docker, GCP, Redis, PostgreSQL

What you’ll do
  • Live by and champion our values: #day-one, #ownership, #empathy, #humility
  • Collaborate with design, product and engineering teams to build new features at scale.
  • Understand roadmap priorities and write code focused on scalability, testability, supportability and maintainability.
  • Champion good habits (development techniques, security, tech debt balance, TDD, and agile habits) within your team.
  • Debug production issues across multiple levels of the stack.
  • Find and address performance issues throughout the application.
  • Perform thorough code reviews and troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Building new services that scale; deploy code daily.
  • Be included in team's on-call rotation and able to lead incident handling.

What you'll bring
  • Typically around 5+ years of relevant development experience in fast paced environments
  • A knack for engineering simple solutions to solve complex problems
  • Willingness to lean in as needed when duty calls
  • Self driven; pragmatic; a passion for taking ownership of your work and delivering outcomes
  • Ability to work remote-first in a high growth company
  • A desire for organization as well as experience with Agile management tools such as Jira.
  • Expert knowledge of Ruby and Rails
  • Experience with Javascript, TypeScript or React
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience with Cloud Platforms such as GCP or AWS
  • Experience building eCommerce or B2C products
Recharge Payments is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with our principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Recharge Payments prohibits any form of workplace harassment. 

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