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Full-Stack Software Engineer

You’re passionate about building products people love. You embrace the full-stack infrastructure and aren’t afraid to switch between languages and platforms as needed. You love data. You have exceptional analytical skills, are a creative out-of-the-box thinker, and are comfortable with quickly learning, evaluating, and deploying new technologies. You don’t want to be another cog in the wheel. You're a doer, builder and self-starter, and the thought of an entrepreneurial endeavor doesn't scare you- it excites you.

This role is open in OKC or NYC.

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • We're seeking someone with experience working in a developer role on a fast-growing product. The value you can contribute to the team are much more important to us than years of experience or titles.
  • You should have a solid understanding of the full stack involved in building best-in-class web applications and the back-end magic that it takes to make it all hum.
  • You have experience in handling large volumes of data and strong database skills are preferred.
  • You are also comfortable working in an agile development environment, where requirements and goals might rapidly evolve as we listen to and learn from our users.

 

What you will be doing:

You'll be expected to dive into our stack and toolkit, and start shipping code on day one; immediately having the opportunity to shape and influence the direction of the product, the team and the company as a whole in a big way.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Build new features that help the Tailwind community become world-class marketers.
  • Contribute to each step of the product development process, from ideation to implementation to release, including rapidly prototyping, participating in customer development research calls and pushing code into production.
  • Find positive ways to impact our engineering culture and the way we build.
  • Challenge yourself with difficult problems without being afraid to fail and learn from your mistakes.
  • Actively look for ways to share your experience and knowledge with the team; we frequently hold Lunch & Learns.

Our Technology Stack

  • Back-end: PHP, Laravel
  • Front-end: Javascript (React), Sass, Bootstrap, Foundation
  • Mobile: iOS, (Android coming soon!)
  • Database: MariaDB, TokuDB
  • Other Backend: Beanstalk, Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Version Control & Deployment: Git, Custom Bash
  • Development Environment: Vagrant
  • Testing: PhpUnit, Tape, Enzyme
  • Hosting: Rackspace (dedicated + cloud + CDN), AWS (cloud + CDN)
  • Communication: We <3 Trello, Slack, and Github

You should have production experience with some or all of these technologies, or at a minimum, related technologies that would enable you to learn what is necessary to start contributing quickly.

Plusses

  • React Native
  • Android development
  • Strong Dev-Ops chops.
  • Active Open Source contribution.
  • Alternative database experience (Cassandra, MongoDB, RedShift, etc.).
  • Big Data stack (Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, HBase, Pig).
  • Data Science: hdf5, Gensim, pandas, SciPy, etc.
  • Machine learning or NLP.
  • Product Design / UX experience.
  • Creating / Scaling APIs.

 

Join the Tailwind team:

We are a very close-knit, hard-working, fast-moving and diverse team that helps each other, learns from one another, and challenges each other to accomplish extraordinary things. With all of the challenges we face day-to-day, there is absolutely no room for egos or any sense of entitlement. We value transparency within the team whether that's sharing new ideas, giving feedback or creating an inclusive environment where anyone can join in on any conversation.

We value meaningful ownership and that extends into our Tailwind Open Compensation System: www.tailwindapp.com/about/open-compensation

If you have any questions, you can also email careers@tailwindapp.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tailwind is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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