Accredible

Senior Backend Software Engineer (REMOTE! - U.K. Based)

About The Role:

We seek an experienced Senior Backend Software Engineer for our quickly growing organization. In this role, you will have the opportunity to join a robust team responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Accredible API and related infrastructure. As part of the Engineering team, you will report to a Team Lead, you will also be responsible to support customers with technical issues and assist with their integrations. If you are a self-starter, are performance-driven, and value an exceptional work culture, please come join Accredible.

First Year Outcomes:

Within the first year:

  • Helped improve product market fit and customer satisfaction by continuously improving the product. Provided significant contribution to the API codebase.
  • The overall codebase quality has been improved by the engineer and almost all changes have reflected this.
  • Increased test coverage and quality.

Requirements:

Role based:

  • Rails experience. You have used Rails professionally with thorough test-first plus sound code review processes, preferably in a SaaS environment.
  • Backend web technologies experience. You have been developing on the backend for at least 4 years.
  • Domain expertise. You have an applied knowledge of frontend design, development, and testing. Moreover, not only will you understand your team’s domain well, but understand other team’s domains to a certain extent also. You also have an understanding of the challenges surrounding accessibility and localisation
  • Documentation. You have a documentation mindset and understand when it is appropriate to leave comments, but biases towards self-documenting code.
  • Learns quickly. You have the ability to quickly absorb and make use of new information. You can research best practices and make use of them.
  • Communication. You are able to clearly and succinctly communicate ideas and problems to teammates and to customers.
  • Security lens. You are able to look for and recognize potential/actual security vulnerabilities within the code base.
  • Enthusiastic. You want to learn and grow, and are excited to take on new challenges.
  • Attention to detail. You do not let important details slip through the cracks; you do not slow or jeopardise a release.
  • Prioritisation & planning. You plan, organise, and schedule in an efficient manner. You know which priorities are most important, you make realistic commitments, and you deliver on those commitments.
  • Mentorship. You happily provide guidance to others as needed.

Cultural:

  • Flexibility. You are open to and flexible when it comes to different languages and tech stacks. You have an overall polyglot mindset.
  • Honesty & integrity. You do what is right, do not cut corners, are ethical, and open about your work. You do not compromise quality for deadlines.
  • Openness to criticism & ideas. You understand the importance of continuous refinement and are not shy about seeking and receiving suggestions for areas of improvement.
  • Crucial conversations. Even when stakes are high, there are varying opinions, and possibly strong emotions, you are able to have a healthy and professional conversation.
  • Learning & development focused. You want to actively learn and develop yourself and you take genuine pride in developing new skills.
  • Proactive. You are able to take initiative, responsibility, and independently solve difficult technical problems yourself. Moreover, this means you can also provide solutions or workarounds.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 35 days annual vacation.
  • Pre-IPO equity shares.
  • Generous sick time and compassionate leave to support our team members’ health needs, and physical and mental well-being.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Paid long term disability (LTD).
  • Flexible hours & remote work; while we fully support digital nomads, you must be able to align with your team’s predominant time zones.
  • A high-energy, collaborative, and supportive high-growth organization backed by some of Silicon Valley's top venture capital investors.
  • Two hours per week (paid) to spend learning anything you like, even if it is not related to your role, plus a budget to spend on learning materials (courses, books, conferences). We love education and we believe in nurturing your growth!
  • A promise to invest in your growth personally and professionally. Wherever you would like to go and whatever you would like to do, we will be there to support you.
  • Many additional perks!

About Us:

Accredible’s solutions enable world-class educational institutions, corporate development and certification programs, professional associations and learning management platforms to issue digital, verifiable credentials, awards, badges and certificates. Through the sharing of credentials on social media platforms, inclusion in on-line professional directories, and customized data on educational and career paths, recipients of digital credentials powered by Accredible are provided control over their learning and professional outcomes. Our customers include Google, Harvard, MIT, Oxford University, McGraw Hill, Slack, iHop, GMAC, the CFP Board and 1500+ others, on behalf of whom we have issued over 31 million credentials to over 15 million recipients all over the world, with a growth rate of over 1.5 million new credentials issued per month. After first hitting profitability and then raising our Series A, the company has grown from a team of fifteen to a team of 100 plus; we are looking for exceptional people to join us along our path to becoming the world’s primary source of verified credentials and data to drive educational and career journeys. We are looking for exceptional people who will help us expand our extraordinary culture with career experiences represented by our 5-star Glassdoor rating!

Open and Inclusive. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, skin color, ethnicity, age, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political views, education level, identity, and self-identification. We welcome teachers, learners, activists, artists, dreamers, doers, ordinary people, extraordinary people, and everyone in between.

  • Remote First. Accredible is truly a global team. From Cape Town to Vancouver, London to San Francisco, our employees live and work in the places that they thrive, wherever they thrive.
  • Growing Strong. We are growing and will continue to expand rapidly. We seek to increase momentum and build a professional, scalable, and efficient team whilst maintaining our friendly, inclusive, and collaborative culture.
  • We Love What We Do. Our co-founders' passion for Accredible's purpose has permeated throughout our organization... and it shows in our culture, our product, and our customer service.