Excelerate America

Full Stack Engineer

  • Product
  • Full-time
  • Detroit, MI

2021-04-28 16:31:44 UTC

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Detroit Preferred | Remote Considered

Hi, I'm David, CPO and Partner at Excelerate America.

I'm looking for a Full Stack Engineer to join our growing Product Development Team. We are in the early stages of building a new platform for small business entrepreneurs and our Product Team is at the center of EA’s future.  So I am on a quest to find engineers who love to be entrepreneurial; wear multiple hats, solve problems with creativity and embrace diverse perspectives and collaboration. And just like to get building. 

Our small team is fun-loving, passionate about growing small businesses and communities that are vibrant and sustainable, and highly effective.  We offer a range of opportunities to expand as a person and as an engineer so you can have an impact on our team, our collective of entrepreneurs, and your future. 

Start building tomorrow with us.  - David

As a Full Stack Engineer at Excelerate America, you will…

  • Work with the EA Product team to develop front-end apps and components and/or develop back-end APIs, server side functions and apps

  • Collaborate with the EA team to brainstorm new features, design their key elements and bring to life through prototyping and user testing

  • Challenge “the way it normally is done” and look for creative ways to build and have impact on EA, our team and our small business entrepreneurs

  • Have a blast working with a diverse team with various perspectives and skill sets who love having fun and putting user’s first in all our decisions.

  • Build for scaling by:

    • Setting up, integrating and monitoring EA’s platform external APIs and services

    • Establishing repositories and workflows for continuous integration

    • Troubleshooting issues across the stack from frontend bugs to server issues

  • Leverage the latest web technologies to build more scalable yet personalized products

  • Build cool products, test them rigorously and always be hungry to make improvements that help our users be better entrepreneurs

We’re looking for someone who has ...

  • Built a product(s) and launched them into the world regardless of scale

  • 4+ years of cumulative experience developing outside of school

  • “Go-to” capability and understanding of Javascript programming language and frameworks either Front-end or Back-end (nodeJS) or both

  • Worked with multi-disciplinary teams that are non-technical and have a strong appreciation for user-centered design

  • A creative mindset in solving technical and non-technical problems 

  • A mix of experience with some of the following:

    • Web dev technologies, tools and languages

    • Web-based databases (noSQL, MySQL, etc) and/or GraphQL

    • Serverless functions, virtualization and/or container technologies

    • Google Cloud Platform (and Firebase) or similar services

  • Experience in agile development, using GIT and continuous integration

  • Some understanding of accessibility, data privacy and security compliance best practices

About Excelerate America

Something magical happens when people come together. So we’re building a collective of small business entrepreneurs powered by digital collaborations, group solutions programs, and diverse, connected networks. Engaging from anywhere, easily, they’ll transform their businesses into a mighty force for good.

Some of the Benefits at Excelerate America include:

  • 20 days PTO - we offer 20 vacation days (in addition to holidays and sick days) so that you can unwind, unplug, and recharge

  • 5 bonus PTO days between Christmas and New Year’s we call “Think Week”

  • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance for you and your dependents

  • 401k with employee contributions matched 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5%

  • 12 weeks paid maternity leave

  • Discretionary end of year bonuses

  • Flexible schedule - for Detroit based Product team we work 3 days a week in our Techtown Detroit office and 2 days flexible/remote

  • Technology and office supplies for your remote or in office needs

Join us!

Check out our careers page for more information about why you should come work with us! We are passionate about our core values of Spark Fun, Cultivate Creativity, Contribute with Purpose, Be Worthy of Trust, Connect with Compassion; and are looking for new coworkers to share and build that passion!

How to apply

Apply at the link below and tell us why you're interested in the position. If the job posting is up we are still looking and recruiting on a rolling basis. But we are always looking for amazing people to join our cause and build our future.

Here's what you can expect from our hiring process (order is subject to change):

  1. 30 minute video call with David and Roy, Partners of EA to learn about EA 

  2. 60 minute video call with our Engineering Lead and fellow product member to review projects and understand your technical abilities.  

  3. 2-3 30 minute interviews with non-technical team members

  4. 60 minute fun and collaborative “team time” to meet EA

  5. Final Debrief with David