Full stack web developer

Small team, big impact. That is what we expect from ourselves each day and we are excited for a creative, committed, and ambitious new team member to pull up a chair.

About us

We’re smart, tight-knit, and committed to making real change in the educational outcomes of millions of students. Our platform is not akin to anything else out there—we are building a new market with paying clients and an innovative model that’s proven to work. We help schools reinvent their old ideas of a campus community and offer their students a 21st century way to connect, share advice, and build grit and resilience so they can see graduation day. That is our mission. Our opportunity is big and the work is both arduous and rewarding.

About the environment

Our culture is relaxed and fun, but challenging. We aren’t shy about opinions and everyone has a seat at the table. We are proud of what we do and of what we achieve together. And we like coffee. Lots of it. We walk in presuming everyone has a good heart and the best intentions so expect to be heard, respected, and involved. You’ll have a benefits package with health, dental, and vision, a stake in the company, work-from-home Fridays, 401K, generous PTO, and paid company closure during the end of year holidays so we can say thank you to those at home that we know keep your battery charged.

About the development process

GetSet practices Agile Software Development. The ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for working across teams to continually improve our development process.

Our new team member will work closely with the Chief Engineer and the VP of Product throughout the software development lifecycle—from strategy and design to sprint planning and testing. Close collaboration between Product and Engineering enables us to cultivate a shared understanding of the problems and solutions we're working on, and helps ensure consistent delivery of software that meets client, user, and business needs.

About the job

We are looking for an experienced developer interested in working in the following stack.

  • A modern web frontend (AngularJS, SASS)
  • Ruby on Rails web-apps and services
  • Relational databases (PostgreSQL) mirrored in Elasticsearch
  • Automated testing (RSpec and Jasmin)
  • Cloud infrastructure (Amazon Web Services automated with Ansible)

We are dedicated to keeping the code clean while deploying new features frequently. Help and guidance is always available from the team, but candidates should be comfortable taking ownership of the established codebase, troubleshooting issues from error logs, and learning new technologies.

About you

You are looking to be part of special team that wants to distinguish itself. You understand that clients matter and want your contribution to impact lives. You care about what you can help students accomplish. You’re willing and available to step up beyond the job description and become part of a family. You demonstrate care and kindness. You know how to foster relationships and build with a team. You forgot where you left your ego but you remembered to bring your best game. You build smart technology and think through your ideas to ensure the results make sense. You want to grow. You want to learn. You have something to teach.

You want to matter.

If that sounds like you—let’s talk.