Back End Developer / Rails

  • Full time
  • remote
  • onsite

Getaway | Brooklyn, NY (or close by, able to drop in twice a month) | Back End Developer, Rails | Full-Time | Onsite (or nearby) |

If you’re reading this job description, you’re probably someone that spends a lot of time on the computer and the internet. Although we at Getaway leverage these tools like any other business does, our product seeks to physically take our customers away from these things in an effort to find the magic and relaxation they’ve so desperately been seeking. We’re putting tiny houses on camp sites in remote locations so our “users” can get away and set up a high-speed interface with their humanity. We create and maintain technology that, in some cases invisibly, enables a mystical experience for our guests and removes stress from their lives!

Getaway is a small but rapidly growing team that just raised a $22.5M Series B financing round. Our offices our located in Downtown Brooklyn but we are open to semi-remote candidates that can visit our offices at least twice a month.

The Back End Developer will focus on the following areas: - Building new features for and maintaining the current functionality of our website, written with a Ruby on Rails back end and a React/SASS front end, in a semi-agile working environment - Brainstorming and iterating on existing features, with some projects in the next few months including a new accounts portal for our guests, a new financial data analysis software to be built, and ensuring our site can handle more traffic as we scale - Some minor developer operations tasks ensuring the website is serving our customers well and performing to our expectations - we’re hosted currently on Heroku - Supporting the cabin automation effort, working on software to make the guest experience seamless and magical, including work on our house door lock automation software and leak sensors, for instance. This is mostly written in Ruby and Groovy, soon moving to all Python and Ruby - Writing internal tools to support our Guest Experience team and make it extremely easy for guests to get the things they need to have a wonderful time on their Getaways - Continuing to find efficiencies and ways to leverage software to improve our team’s workflows and the way we do business - Occasionally writing code in front of a fire, if you so desire (for real!)

We’re looking for someone with around 2 years of experience but don’t want anyone to shy away from applying if they think they’re a real “rockstar/ninja/etc”. This is not a junior development role and those straight out of school or bootcamp need not apply, unfortunately we just don’t have the resources to support such a candidate at this time.

Interested developers should send a short cover letter and resume to [email protected], subject line, “Back End Developer Role”.

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