Betterup

Back-End Engineer - Europe

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What Betterup is looking for in applicants

BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and employees thrive personally and inspire professionally. Our mission is to help professionals everywhere pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists to bring evidence-based learning to professionals everywhere. We’re already transforming the way companies approach talent development at high-performing organizations like Genentech, Mars, LinkedIn, and Workday. Let’s build together! 

We’re looking for a driven software engineer who cares deeply about their craft, and who wants to use their skills to bring about positive change in the world while working in a high performing organization using modern software development approaches. Someone who is comfortable in the rapidly changing nature of a startup environment but also adept at moving relentlessly forward: doing what needs to be done to unblock projects that truly deliver value to our users. At BetterUp we delight in supporting and pushing each other to bring out the best in our colleagues, and would love someone to join the team who shares our passions for empathy, excellence, and continuous improvement. We also deeply understand that a key to peak performance is balance, and our culture is focused on providing the support our people need to be able to bring their whole selves to bear in service of our mission.

Our company operates globally throughout the USA and Europe, with beautiful offices in the center of Amsterdam, London, and Munich. Whether you want to exclusively work from the office, or have a more hybrid way of working between home & the office, our remote-friendly way of working will accommodate your preferences.

Responsibilities: 

  • API Architect: Help guide the future of our APIs, using your experience to ensure security, scalability and maintainability.
  • Product Engineer: Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to craft consumer grade experiences with an SPA frontend (Ember) and RESTful backend (Ruby on Rails).
  • Lean and Agile Owner: Collaborate with cross functional teams to distill and synthesize requirements into discreet and meaningful iterations that can be implemented quickly to facilitate tight feedback loops and learning via data and metrics.  Leverage Lean Startup and Agile methodologies along with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment infrastructure to rapidly prototype and validate ideas.
  • Operational Maintainer: Build scalable and tolerant systems using container technologies (Docker) and cloud infrastructure (Heroku, AWS) as well as internal tooling to accelerate product development cycles.
  • Data Spelunker: Answer business questions and influence product roadmap decisions using statistical analysis, ad-hoc reporting, or machine learning algorithms for offline modeling.  Enable team members to answer questions with data systems and processes that leverage quantitative and qualitative inputs. 

If you have some or all of the following please apply: 

  • 5+ years relevant experience, at least part of which in a startup environment.
  • Expert knowledge of Ruby and the Rails framework.
  • Alignment with BetterUp mission of enabling self-driven behavior change.
  • Succeeded in a remote work environment.
  • Frontline maintainer of "production" consumer application (volume, support, debugging).
  • Strong experience with automated testing patterns.
  • Experienced with Ember.js, Gitflow, Docker.
  • Experienced in Agile product development processes (SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Startup, etc).
  • Expert in current web technologies (HTTP, REST, Web Sockets, etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

Benefits:

At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 

  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year:
  • Holiday charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp

 

BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 

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