Principal Software Engineer

13 сентября 2020    26
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Company/Product

We are a software company that makes SaaS products used by millions of users worldwide.

Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM) enables users to send and track personalized email campaigns from their GMail account, simply using a Spreadsheet to configure their mailing list. It is used and highly rated by millions of users to empower their day-to-day activities and it fits with many use cases such as sales, recruiting, events.

Our product values are: customer delight, simplicity and empowerment.

Our team is global (we have people based in France, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, US), highly motivated and competent. We are a remote first company: anyone can work fully remotely. We also have offices in Paris and Milan if that’s more your thing.

We are profitable and growing quickly, and looking for new talent that will help us reach new heights. Come shape the future of spreadsheet-driven applications, communication and productivity!

Job

Would you like to work on a product used and loved by millions of users? Do you like the possibilities offered by new cloud technologies, especially serverless? You’ve knocked at the right door.

We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Engineer to join our growing team! The Principal Engineer is responsible for the development of core parts of the products and for the definition of the features of the future together with the rest of the team. You will join a small passionate team, and will be able to have a high impact. We expect you to help us take our products and our team to the next technical level. We expect you to teach us something we don’t know. You will report to the CTO and work closely with the Product and Support teams.


Our infrastructure is entirely on the cloud on Google Cloud Platform, and we strive to be as serverless as possible. We use Firebase, Cloud Functions, PostgreSQL. We code in Javascript, Typescript, Google Apps Script and Java.


Core responsibilities:
  • Taking full responsibility of a product or subproducts from a software engineering perspective
  • Writing technical specifications for and developing new large features, fix bugs
  • Contributing to product specification by evaluating the technical difficulty of a project
  • Proactively proposing architecture, performance and infrastructure improvements
  • Running and directing a small team, from a technical standpoint
  • Helping set and maintain a high professional standard

Some examples projects that you could work on:
  • Revamping the onboarding
  • Working on features that will improve the deliverability of emails sent with YAMM: spam predictor, bounce checker, throttling, etc
  • Making our data model evolve to be more flexible and scalable, and make the right database choice for the next stage of our growth
  • Designing and implementing the API of a new billing system and pricing model
  • Developing a webhooks API, and integrating fully with Zapier
  • Improving performance of a specific component
  • Plus a few secret projects that we don’t want to reveal publically ;)

You:
  • You care more about making reliable software used by many than a shiny unstable thing used by no one. You understand that engineering work is done first and foremost for the customers.
  • You care a lot about performance, understand that speed is a core feature
  • Fully capable of designing, owning and running entire systems (new add-on, new billing system, new api)
  • Deep, substantial expertise in multiple programming environments, with a particular focus on the front-end
  • You’re a fan of spreadsheets and their programming paradigm
  • You can provide material feedback on the work of junior programmers
  • You’re a team player

Qualifications:
  • Experience: 8+ years as a professional programmer on products, preferably SaaS products with many users.
  • Cloud: you have experience with one of the 3 main cloud platforms. Bonus points for GCP and serverless experience
  • Programming languages: you have experience with Javascript, Typescript and React, and Java.
  • Software engineering tools: you’ve worked with Git, Github and Jira, you’re familiar with front-end build tools, benchmarking and profiling tools
  • Language: fluent in English, French or Italian is a big plus
  • Writing: you enjoy writing, you care about words and grammar, you are sharp and thorough

Benefits (subject to change depending on where you live):
  • A good compensation that gives you financial peace of mind, wherever you live
  • Paid vacation
  • Lunch vouchers for every worked day (only applicable in France, Italy)
  • 50% of public transportation for daily commute covered (only applicable in France)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (only applicable in France, Italy and US)
  • Paid parental leave

How to apply:
We want to get a sense of how you think. To that end, please use your cover letter to share with us your take on the following questions:

  • Show us some code you’ve written that you’re proud of if possible
  • Tell us about what you’ve built in the past, what where the tradeoffs, the challenges, and how you made your technology choices
  • What’s inspired you lately? Tell us what you’re excited about in programming these days
  • What was the last thing you learned?
  • We value great writers, so take your time with the application. Keep in mind that we do not equate length with substance, so please keep your cover letter to fewer than 1500 words. Stock cover letters won’t do – tell us why you want this job, not just any job.

Send us your cover letter and resume, plus any public profile or material you feel relevant to the email address indicated on WWR. 

We will first ask you a few targeted questions to be answered by email so as to get acquainted to you in writing. If that goes well, we’ll send you a technical test. You’ll then move on to a more technical interview with a Principal Engineer and one final interview with the CTO and CEO.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


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