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15 Jul 2021

Full-Time Senior Software Engineer

Custom Ink – Posted by Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

Custom Ink is looking for a senior software engineer who has multiple years of experience in developing technical and process improvements for web applications at scale.

Our Engineering teams work on both front and back-end applications. Whether you’re passionate about building tools that enable our business to get the job done or want to empower our customers to realize their creative potential through tools like our design lab – this could be the place for you.

What sets us apart?

  • We win awards. We’ve won a Google mobile web hack-a-thon, ranked in the top 10 of DC area companies that tech talent wants to work (through Hired’s Global Brand Health Report) and our Design team took 2nd place in an Adobe design contest. Custom Ink also has an award-winning culture, our managers have been awarded The Timmy for best tech manager.
  • We’re involved in the engineering community. We attend, speak at, and host engineering-related events, like Code and Coffee, Papers We Love, 757rband RubyLoCo
  • We’re dedicated to Innovation. We are passionate about trying new things and we follow through with 10% time and hosting regularly scheduled full-team hack-a-thons.

What you’ll do:

Our engineering teams work proactively to solve challenges associated with a growing, high-volume, customer-driven eCommerce and retail business. In this role, you’ll be a full-stack engineer with ownership of critical functionality related to the Custom Ink platform and work collaboratively on continuous innovation to ensure we deliver an optimal Web experience for our customers and intuitive tools for the Inkers that come through for them. You will also mentor other engineers to enhance their skills, improve technical and process guidelines, and take the initiative to lead the way through complexities and problems normally encountered during projects.

This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys the rhythm of agile, test-driven development cycles and the rewards that come with delivering technology that has instant impact on a growing business.

Measures of success:

  • You are a contributor to our culture. You evolve our software practices by leading design sessions, brown bag sessions, and team discussions
  • You are a natural collaborator who works with engineers as well as business partners to deliver incremental value for our customers
  • You consistently commit to building high-quality software. You strive to commit well designed and maintainable code with low defect rates
  • You complete your assigned tasks in a timely manner. You identify gaps in requirements and immediately raise concerns along with proposed solutions
  • You will demonstrate ownership of our software and applications by resolving defects (your own or your team’s), keep gems/modules/frameworks up to date, and support the team in emergency situations (attacks or outages)

What we look for:

  • Multiple years of work experience in designing, developing, and maintaining public-facing Web applications at scale, deployed in the AWS environment
  • Experience with mentoring engineers and influencing engineering practices
  • Background in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems preferred
  • Full-stack engineer – You are comfortable in the browser, the database, and everything in between
  • Deep commitment to test-driven development, and examples of how you’ve incorporated it into recent projects
  • Demonstrated and documented interest in dynamic Web languages, evolving frameworks, AWS/serverless platforms, and other progressive technologies that could be applied to improving the Custom Ink Web experience
  • Well qualified candidates would have experience with the following: AWS, Ruby, Rails (or equivalent MVC framework), SQL, JavaScript (React/Redux), Git. Experience with comparable web frameworks will be considered as well.

Our stack: AWS, Ruby, Rails, Node, JavaScript, React/Redux, MySQL, Linux, Git

In addition, you must share our company values—practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership, driving, and embracing Innovation.

 Cover letters are strongly preferred when submitting this application. While cover letters are not required, they are highly valued. CustomInk values individuality, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice.

How to Apply

Submit your application on our website here:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 26 days.

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