Scout 🛠️ Backend Software Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • San Francisco/LA, CA
  • Remote friendly

2020-10-01 17:54:59 UTC

Engineering at Scout

We're on a mission to automate the reselling workflow. Our customers trust us to help them run their businesses, and we work tirelessly to build great products that do just that.

As an early engineer, writing code is just one part of your job. You'll also talk to users, get involved with design, and develop your own opinion on what needs to exist in the world. Then you'll move with urgency to make it happen. You'll have the support and leeway to make decisions for yourself that will affect the rest of the company.

What will you do?

  • You'll work with a small engineering team to build mission-critical tools for resellers.
  • Build microservices and various architecture to handle incoming API's and web scraping.
  • As one of our first engineers, you'll build entirely new products from scratch and make important technical decisions that will influence our tech stack and codebase for years.
  • You'll be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing entire projects end to end, from idea to launch. To do so, you'll have to work closely with design, operations, and (of course) resellers.
  • You'll help build the foundation for Scout engineering infrastructure, standards, tooling, and processes.
  • As we grow, we'll build up an engineering team around you.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Cares about user experience and wants to build something meaningful. The tools we create run people's businesses and affect their livelihoods.
  • Enjoys all aspects of building a product from scratch. You love talking to customers just as much as making technical decisions.
  • Can wear all sorts of different hats - from devops to security, working in a small team means you'll probably touch parts of the codebase you haven't before.
  • Understands the importance of both speed and quality, and the trade-offs of choosing one over the other.
  • Is comfortable working with backend languages like python, javascript, and typescript. Rails is a bonus.

Remote Restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 3 hours with San Francisco, CA, USA