Full Stack Software Engineer at Science Exchange
Palo Alto, CA, US / San Francisco, CA, US / Wellington, NZ
About Science Exchange
We are a small team working to improve the quality and efficiency of scientific research. We are well funded and fast growing.
As part of our team you'll have a big impact on our mission from the moment you start. You will be joining passionate and talented folks who have great fun working together.
Our Engineering Team
We are a group of builders from diverse backgrounds. Our work style is supportive and collaborative.
Read more about our values in our employee handbook.

The Job
As a software engineer at Science Exchange, you will:
Develop new features for our main application, the Science Exchange marketplace (a Ruby on Rails app).
Contribute to internal tools that help us scale our processes as we grow.
Share the responsibility for keeping our codebase robust and pleasant to work with.
Build sites and tools to support our validation-related projects, such as the Reproducibility Initiative.
Collaborate to plan work, do code reviews, and improve our practices and processes.
Participate in recruiting and interviewing.
Have fun learning with us as we grow and change the scientific collaboration landscape.
This position has a backend or full-stack orientation. If you are interested in a frontend or UI-focused role, check out our UI Engineer opening.

Your Qualities and Qualifications
To be a good fit for our team, you must be:
Proficient with the fundamentals of programming, especially as they apply to web development.
Familiar with modern web development technologies and paradigms.
A strong learner, with the capacity to grow and adapt.
A good communicator and collaborator.
Passionate about building useful things.

Keyword Soup
A bonus (but not a requirement) is familiarity with some or all of the following topics:
Web development frameworks, like Django or Ruby on Rails.
Front-end frameworks, such as Ember.js, Angular.js or Node.js.
The Ruby programming language (our current language of choice).
Databases, especially SQL and its feeding and care.
Building beautiful, dynamic web-pages with CSS and JavaScript.
Interest or experience with scientific research.

Salary and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary in the $90k - $120k range (depending on candidate's experience). We offer full benefits and other perks, which you can read about on our main jobs page.