Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

TaxJar is the leading technology solution for busy eCommerce sellers to manage sales tax and is trusted by more than 20,000 businesses. 

We know sales tax isn't fun for anyone, so we're determined to ease the burden with an exceptional customer experience. To achieve this, we provide the same incredible quality of life for our team members as we do for our customers by creating a professional, unique, award-winning place to work. We have many different backgrounds and lifestyles, and everything we do is guided by our core values:

  • We do the right thing for our customers
  • We're a team, built on trust
  • We're proud to be remote
  • We're in control of our own destiny
     

We’re a happy team and we all really love what we do. We’re fast-growing, fully-distributed, talented, and driven. We live all across the US, working from our homes, local libraries, co-working spaces, airstreams - pretty much anywhere we can and do accomplish great work. We've created a space where high-achievers can succeed, but are also safe to fail. We're profitable and focused on growing TaxJar sustainably, and we believe a diverse team can create better solutions for our customers.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Are based in the US
  • Value working remotely
  • Excel at communication and collaboration
  • Highly value working with people they like and respect
  • Are open and accountable
  • Are confident with their skills and who love being part of a team (we’re peers here, no egos please) but are also comfortable working asynchronously
  • Want to make a positive impact at TaxJar and who aren’t afraid to fail

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer who wants to help us make e-commerce easier for everyone. We want you to join one of our engineering delivery teams and help us build a product our customers love. The product engineering team at TaxJar is solving complex problems on a daily basis, supporting our growing customer base and creating new solutions in a complex domain. We deal with large datasets, intricate sales tax rules, and automating complicated processes for thousands of business customers.

As a Senior Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails) for TaxJar you will:

  • Be challenged to solve new problems
  • Be comfortable within a mature Rails codebase and have an openness to Elixir
  • Take lead role in breaking large projects down into deliverable pieces 
  • Maintain clear and accurate documentation
  • Consider the performance impacts of your technical choices
  • Drive architectural decisions and refactors
  • Review and test your teammates’ pull requests
  • Contribute to and maintain our existing Rspec test suites
  • Maintain and update our core SaaS business logic
  • Mentor a team around standards, design, and best practices
     

Requirements:

  • 5 - 8 years experience with Ruby on Rails and a test framework such as RSpec
  • 3 - 5 years of experience with backend database skills
  • Ability to own development tasks from assignment through to production
  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Passion for building simple and intuitive solutions for complex problems in e-commerce
  • Prior SaaS development, API development or similar app dev experience
  • Excel at written and verbal remote communication (chat, video, email, etc)
     

Benefits:

  • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits
  • Flexible vacation
  • Company holidays, plus mandatory Birthday holiday
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for all employees
  • 4 hours volunteer time per month
  • Biannual all-company in person summits (paid for by us, of course!)
  • $250 Home office stipend
  • 401k Plan
  • Equity in a profitable company
  • Monthly perks reimbursement ($100 a month to appreciate your teammates, Netflix, Amazon Prime, gym membership, home internet etc.)
     

Please visit www.TaxJar.com/jobs for a full list of our amazing benefits for full-time employees, and to learn more about our values and how we work. You can learn more about our hiring process here.

If you send us a referral for someone who may be a great candidate for this role, we'll pay you $1,000 if we hire them. To refer someone, please email their full name to candidateexperience@taxjar.com and add “Candidate Referral - [Job Title]” to the subject line once the individual has applied for a role.