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Full Stack Engineer - Customization Expert

About the job

This job posting is for someone in North / Central / South America, ideally in the
UTC-6 → UTC-10 time zone.

We’re looking for a full stack developer to help customize our forum software for our Fortune 500 customers. You will be working closely with external teams of developers and managers, so excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Software engineers at Discourse are generalists. Some days you may be working on a complex JavaScript feature implemented in Ember.js. Other days you may be working on our Ruby on Rails API server.

About you

You work well independently and remotely with minimal amounts of day-to-day micromanagement. You are able to translate a customer’s vision into code, and are skilled at negotiating feature priorities. You can estimate well, and are able to properly communicate the timelines, pros and cons of various solutions to a problem.

At Discourse, we have many ongoing enterprise projects that need focused, dedicated work. You are comfortable being the primary point of contact for a single enterprise customer for long periods of time.

We have no central physical office: we have always been 100% remote, and our people come from all over the world. Chat is not our primary mode of communication. Most of our internal communication is done asynchronously.

You should be passionate about software development and comfortable picking up and exploring new technologies as needed.

Ruby and JavaScript experience are a must; Discourse applications usually complete a paid trial project prior to joining the team.

You should be kind to your co-workers. We believe in a welcoming workplace where people from different backgrounds and cultures work together to create something great.

About us

There are many benefits to working at Discourse including a flexible work schedule, 5 weeks of holiday per year, funding for a co-working space, and more! Learn more.

Applications

To apply, please contact us via email.


Full Stack Engineer

About the job

This job posting is for someone who is roughly in the
UTC+7 → UTC+13 timezone.

Software engineers at Discourse are generalists. Some days you may be working on a complex JavaScript feature implemented in Ember.js. Other days you may be working on our Ruby on Rails API server. Some days you may be contributing patches to frameworks or working on one of the many gems and libraries Discourse maintains.

The majority of the work you will do will be open source.

Discourse is primarily a hosting company: some of your focus will be around improving our hosting infrastructure, resolving issues for customers, or assisting with customer-specific implementations and migrations.

About you

You work well independently and remotely with minimal amounts of day-to-day micromanagement. You should be comfortable driving a feature from the design to release. At Discourse the ability to communicate well in writing is paramount. Most of your interaction with team members will be in writing. You will also interact regularly with the public on https://meta.discourse.org. We have no central physical office, we have always been 100% remote.

You should be passionate about open source and comfortable with public code reviews. You should also be comfortable picking up and exploring new technologies as needed.

You have some Ruby and JavaScript experience; Discourse applications usually complete a paid trial project prior to joining the team.

You should be kind to your co-workers. We believe in a welcoming workplace where people from different backgrounds and cultures work together to create something great.

About us

There are many benefits to working at Discourse including a flexible work schedule, 5 weeks of holiday per year, funding for a co-working space, and more! Learn more.

Applications

To apply, please contact us via email.