Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our team.

Leadfeeder is a fast growing international SaaS startup, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. We are an international remote team of 60+ members around the world.

We've developed an online service, which automates sales lead generation for B2B companies. Leadfeeder helps companies identify who visits their website, qualify the leads based on their behaviour and convert the most promising visitors into sales leads.


Our 20+ strong in-house, all-remote engineering team is responsible for developing new features, and otherwise improving and maintaining the Leadfeeder product.

We are organized in feature-oriented, cross-functional squads. Each squad is responsible for specific features of the product, and works tightly together with high autonomy. Depending on the product area, squads are comprised of Backend and Frontend Engineers, Designers, and are always paired with a Product Manager. We believe in listening to everyone's ideas and feedback – no matter what your role, is you get to have a say in the product and technical decisions of your squad.

Ruby on Rails developers at Leadfeeder work mainly on our backends: building APIs, background data processing flows, and integrations. Being a very data-intensive application, much of the work on the Leadfeeder backend involves optimizing and effectively using various databases — Cassandra, AWS RDS & Aurora, Elasticsearch and Redis, to name a few.

Our backend systems are comprised of multiple small-to-medium-sized Ruby on Rails apps and supporting serverless components (AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Kinesis). We pride ourselves on keeping apps working smoothly, and the codebase tidy and well-tested. We dedicate time for upgrades, refactoring and improvements in the developer experience.

For people with skills and interest, we offer possibilities to work on our Ember.js frontend too, enabling people to grow to a fullstack role. Equally, there are opportunities to learn and be involved in infrastructure, DevOps and serverless development.

Responsibilities

  • Developing new features together with your squad
  • Build internal and public APIs
  • Build, benchmark and optimise our core backend components
  • Helping operate our production environments on AWS
  • Providing code reviews to your peers

Essentials skills and expertise:

  • Good teamwork and communication skills
  • Confidence in writing maintainable, well-tested Ruby on Rails apps
  • Capability to work remotely
  • We expect minimum four hours of overlap with central European working hours.
  • Knowledge of database technologies
  • Skills and the right mentality for test automation

Preferred experience:

  • Experience working with various APIs
  • DevOps, AWS, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Serverless computing, AWS stack in particular
  • Web Analytics

Benefits

  • Get to work in a talented, remote-first international team
  • Chance to make an impact on a global product
  • Actual work-life balance with healthy 40-hour work weeks
  • Flexible work time
  • Biannual company retreats
  • Competitive salary
  • Friendly and encouraging work environment

Our hiring process

After we've received and reviewed your application, there are a number of stages in our process.

  1. Initial video call. You'll get to learn more about the role and our company, and we'll learn how you communicate and what are you looking for in the job.
  2. Home assignment. We'll test your coding skills in building a small application. You can do this at home on your own time. The assignments usually take about 6-8 hours to complete.
  3. Assignment review and skills interview. After our team has reviewed your assignment, we invite you to the next interview. We'll provide feedback and ask questions about your code. This interview also includes some pair-programming, where we do some improvements or additional features to your project.
  4. Technical interview. Qualified candidates proceed to our technical interview, where we ask more in-depth technical questions.
  5. Culture interview. The final step before decisions. Great cultural fit is highly important in our remote team. We also want to give you as much as possible information on how it is to work at Leadfeeder and what our culture is like.

All interviews are done remotely over video calls, but of course if you happen to be in the same city with some of our team members we're happy to organize a meeting on site.

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