Senior Software Engineer

A Cloud Guru

Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/14/2021
  • Website: acloud.guru
  • Company Address: Suite 490 800 Brazos Street , Austin, TX 78701

About A Cloud Guru

We're on a mission to teach the world to cloud.

Job Description

The Senior Software Engineer role in our E-commerce Team is focused on making an amazing first impression by delighting our new users with an amazing signup experience. You’ll get the chance to contribute to innovative software, mentor and coach engineers and share knowledge in our internal Engineering community. The eComm team unifies the signup and monetization experience across free, Personal and Business users. If you'd like to be a part of our group of humble, hungry Gurus this role is for you!

A Cloud Guru was built by engineers for everyone, everywhere. Here, you’ll have the freedom to follow your curiosity. We’re not afraid to just try, because when you’re working with cutting edge technologies, experimentation and trying out new ideas have to be encouraged and celebrated. Our engineers are building the world’s largest (and most awesome) cloud learning platform. Why? Our mission is to teach the world to cloud. Our fun, practical courses have helped over 1.5 million people learn to cloud, and we’re just getting started.

We’re not a training company that just decided to sell training courses. We grew up out of the cloud ecosystem. We were a bunch of cloud engineers who pulled people together to create a training platform. That’s why we’re genuinely passionate about what we create. And we are known for practicing what we preach.

What makes the Product & Engineering team awesome...

Learning to cloud means unlocking a world of possibilities for our students. Using the latest tech, we design the tools to teach people cloud faster and better. The team is talented (and a little quirky), and we’re all in it together.

  • Cutting-edge tech We’ve built a product using cloud-first Serverless Architecture with tools like Lambda, API Gateway, GraphQL and ReactJS.
  • Founded by engineers Having a CEO who’s also an engineer is nice — he knows the effort it takes to make things awesome.
  • We don’t bite We’re friendly, down-to-earth, and collaborative. There are no high-performing jerks and no heroes. Just great teams.
  • Hungry and humble We’re dedicated to learning all the things to create the best product possible.

You'll do well at ACG if you're open to learning and trying new things, and you like to be surrounded by other friendly, passionate and driven people. –Natasja, Makeup Guru (and Software Developer)

As a Senior Software Engineer at ACG, you’ll get to:

  • Consistently write well tested, readable, secure and accessible code
  • Design and build high quality systems in technologies such as Node, React, GraphQL and AWS services
  • Contribute to and guide architectural and technology decisions for the team
  • Strengthen the team’s agile practices through continuous improvement activities
  • Help to define and coach engineering best practices in the team, fostering a culture of quality, pair programming, clean coding and test driven development
  • Develop and support build pipelines and infrastructure 
  • Support your team’s systems in production, participating in an on-call rotation
  • Mentor individuals, proactively coach teammates and impart knowledge
  • Effectively use written, verbal and visual communication to facilitate technical discussion and share ideas
  • Contribute to engineering guilds, actively sharing ideas and experience  
  • Play an active role in building awesome team culture

What you bring to the table

We focus on hiring values-aligned people, because we believe the right person can learn all the things to be successful in their role. Self-belief plays a big part in what you apply for. We encourage all job applicants to apply even if they are nervous to do so. Uni degrees aren't required for any roles, and career gaps or switches are totally welcome.

  • At least 5 years in commercial software development
  • Experience building robust applications using Node, React and GraphQL 
  • Experience coaching other team members in software development, engineering practices and Agile delivery
  • Experience deploying applications in AWS, in services such as Lambda, SQS, DynamoDB, S3
  • A strong practitioner of good engineering practices, such as TDD and DevOps
  • Experience pair programming and participating in code reviews

We want the people who care about doing a good job. The ones who have the humility and hunger to learn. - Sam Kroonenburg, Co-Founder and CEO

More than a job

Where you work isn’t just a career decision -- it’s a life decision. We get it. That’s why we want all of our Gurus to feel a sense of belonging that comes from feeling supported in all areas of their lives. Everyone has family, friends and interests outside of their careers, so we offer perks and benefits to make work, work better for you.

  • 4 weeks PTO, plus 10 sick days, and holidays. Because even when your office is your living room, we all need time to unplug.
  • Remotely awesome. Get $500 to level up your home office, monthly snack boxes, free Headspace access, weekly lunch funds, and $50 monthly for internet.
  • Human connection. Get to know the Gurus with good times and get-togethers inspired by our values, virtual happy hours, lunchtime trivia, or a socially distanced drive-in movie.
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave. Expanding your family? We offer 12 weeks of gender-neutral paid parental leave, and reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses.
  • $1,000 continuing education budget. All Gurus get $250 a quarter to spend on personal development, and 2 hours each week reserved for learning something new.

Remote where?

The A Cloud Guru team has grown a lot since it was just two brothers with a dream of teaching the world to cloud! We now employ gurus in 30 states of the USA as well as in Australia and the UK. For the time being that’s as far as we can go. We won’t bore you with the details, but setting up the extra operations we would need to employ people in new states or countries is a little bit more expensive than replicating your database in another AZ, if you know what we mean. So as much as we would love to have staff in as many countries as we have students, we are only opening this role to applicants in areas we currently have operations.

If you’re not sure if your US state is included, please still apply! We will let you know if you are in a state that we currently don’t have operations. If anything changes we will reach back out.

What’s the interview process like at ACG?

Applying for a job can feel intimidating and like a full-time job of its own. You shouldn’t have to burn through a week of sick time or all your best out-of-office excuses just to put feelers out for a new career opportunity. It’s our goal to provide you a fair, efficient interviewing experience that respects you and your time — and to do it all with a touch of delight.

Once you submit an application, we’ll review it. If you’re a good fit, you’ll have an initial chat with a recruiter over the phone. A phone interview with a manager typically follows. Depending on your role, you might then be asked to do a little homework (but nothing too time consuming). Then we’ll schedule a Zoom call to meet other members of the team, answer any questions you have, and give you a feel for what it’s really like to work at ACG. If you're on the fence, just give it a try.

Keep being awesome, cloud gurus!


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