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Associate Software EngineerSan Francisco, California, United States

Associate Software Engineer

San Francisco | California | United States

Massdrop Engineering is a small, fast-moving team dedicated to fundamentally changing the way enthusiast communities buy and interact online. We're looking to grow our engineering team with a strong web developer who ideally has experience with React and Node.

Who You Are

As an Associate Software Engineer, you will be a key contributor to technology at Massdrop. The ideal candidate should be strong in a majority of the bullet points below:
  • Have a history of strong technical ownership on past web development projects
  • Feel comfortable working both solo and in small teams to complete projects
  • Understand the value of team processes and are able to abide by them
  • Able to provide accurate estimates for small projects
  • Able and willing to learn "Ops" work - ability to resolve production breakages or emergencies while maintaining a level head
  • Have strong written and verbal communication
  • Humble and excited to learn from seasoned engineering leaders
  • Are familiar with the modern JavaScript ecosystem

Timeline for Success

First 60 Days:
Ramp up and become proficient on our existing JavaScript stack and codebase (React, Node, Express, Redis, MySQL):
- Fix an array of bugs designed to give you a tour of our systems
- Complete small/medium size technical projects

2-6 Months:
Participate in our development roadmap, building systems and features for any of our top-level projects (Website, Messaging, Platform). Embrace and master team processes. Get familiar with your co-workers. Gain expertise in our technology, demonstrate proficiency and establish credibility within the team through your strong performance and contributions.

6 Months - 1 Year:
Meet or exceed expectations for a fully ramped-up Software Engineer:
- Proficient in core languages and systems used by Massdrop
- Ships code in a consistent and efficient way
- Can track and communicate progress of projects against estimate
- Able to seek help from peers when needed
- Is effective at working with others toward solutions
- Can clearly communicate requirements and solutions to other team members
- Can adhere to team process in order to work efficiently and avoid delays
- Actively seeks to better their technical knowledge base

Who We Are

Massdrop puts community first. We create high-quality, custom gear, apparel, and products inspired and designed by our online communities. We provide over 5 million members a place to connect, discuss, buy products together, and learn about the things that are important to them.

The engineering team contains of a number of seasoned developers who have scaled web apps beyond 10M daily active users. We have seen a lot of what doesn't work in our past engineering teams and distilled the right practices and processes to ensure a healthy, sane, and efficient work environment. We're all about quality engineering, not big egos; the best ideas win here.

If this sounds like the right environment for you to continue your software engineering career, then please submit an application. We'd love to talk with you!

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