Senior Backend Product Engineer (RoR)

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💼 Permanent📍 Europe⏰ Deadline 8th August 2020

Job Description

Are you a senior back-end engineer who wants to have a key role in a well-funded, 2-year-old startup that already counts companies like Stack Overflow, Zappos & Lambda School among its clients?

If so, we have the perfect role for you.

What we’re building:

  • Advisable’s mission is to unlock the potential of the world’s top specialist talent.
  • For companies, this means making finding & hiring a top freelancer with any skill imaginable as easy as booking an Uber. We provide instant recommendations of talent based on complex client queries across hundreds of specialist skills – backed by a no questions asked money-back guarantee.
  • For top talent, we provide the tools, community, recognition, and opportunities they need to thrive as freelancers.
  • We’re currently focused on 600 different marketing skills and we’ve made tonnes of progress towards this goal.
  • We’ve also been growing fast, doing 7 figures in bookings since launch. Our clients include companies like Stack
  • Overflow, Zappos, and SAP, and a number of freelancers have earned over $100,000 from their work on Advisable. Clients love our service with an average freelancer rating of 9.33/10.
  • However, we’re just getting started and we recently raised $2.5m in additional funding from Frontline Ventures, FJ Labs, and some of Europe’s leading angels, including the founders of Supercell and Pipedrive.

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a senior product engineer to join our team, with a particular focus on back-end development.

  • You’ll be responsible for building out new core & experimental features, as well as improving existing features.
  • Ruby on Rails: you’ve built or contributed to complex Ruby on Rails applications in the past.
  • Systems thinker: you think deeply through the ins and outs of every system you build.
  • Multi-faceted attitude: you like both meticulously engineering systems and hacking together scrappy solutions and have a good intuition for which approach is required when.
  • Product-orientation: you don’t just care about beautifully-written code, you care about creating great user-experiences.
  • Startup-friendly: excited to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • High integrity: we want people we can fully trust.
  • Owner-mentality: you feel a strong sense of ownership in projects you participate in.
  • Problem-solving mindset: you’re like to think of creative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Great communicator: you’re an excellent communicator, particularly written.
  • Fast-learner: you’re willing and able to pick new tools & technologies up quickly.

Nice to have:

  • Front-end experience: while the back-end is your domain, you have delved into Front-End development in the past.
  • GraphQL: you have experience working with GraphQL APIs

Our Stack:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • Sidekiq with Redis
  • GraphQL
  • ReactJS
  • Heroku

You should apply if:

  • You’re passionate about building great products: you want to build an outstanding product that users love.
  • You want to build something with impact: you want what you build to have a significant impact on real people.
  • You want to share in the success you help build: we believe in giving significant equity to everyone working with us.
  • You believe in creating win-win scenarios at scale: we’ll only succeed if everyone wins from every interaction.
  • You believe in constantly striving: we’re constantly working to be better and improving every element of what we do.
  • You’re passionate about learning: learning is essential to what we do so we offer a €50/month book allowance.
  • You want to work with an A+ team: our team has scaled startups that have sold to Google, built beautiful products across a range of industries, managed leading accelerators, and also worked in the traditional consultancy world.
  • You want to work remotely: we’re remote-friendly and offer €1,000 for you to kit out your remote-work setup.
  • Want to be part of a small & close team: you’re going to be working closely with the team so we have biannual team get-togethers to get to know each other.
  • You value autonomy & responsibility: while working effectively with the team is key, we want people we can trust to be responsible for their own work.
  • You want to help shape our culture: we’re still a small team so every hire will help shape our culture and company as we grow.
  • You have a long-term outlook: we’re working towards building something significant for the long-term.
  • You want to live a good life: while working hard is important, we believe that building something significant shouldn’t mean sacrificing your personal life.


  • Fill out a brief application here. We’ll get back to you with feedback within 24 hours.

Really Interested?

  • Include a link to a short video introducing yourself, your background, and why you’re interested in working with Advisable for us to get a feel for your personality.



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