SparkLoop: Mid/Senior Level Full-Stack Rails Engineer

Headquarters: US
URL: https://sparkloop.pp

Your new role at SparkLoop

At SparkLoop, we are building the future of newsletter growth, empowering thousands of the world’s top newsletters and media brands.

As our newest engineer, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping our platform, taking on the challenge of building and scaling the most complex, business-crucial features we have planned to elevate our impact to the next level.

Tech Stack

Our stack is "vanilla" Rails: Ruby on Rails with Hotwire/Stimulus, Tailwind, ViewComponent & Sidekiq.

Database: Postgres & ClickHouse.

Infra/Ops: Heroku, AppSignal, GitHub Actions, Stripe

Initial responsibilities

  • Take ownership of building new features end to end
  • Collaborate closely with the Engineering and Growth teams to make sure new features are successful
  • Help scale and maintain our infrastructure as we grow

About you

We're on the hunt for folks who know their way around Rails and have a knack for turning ideas into real, live products. You should be comfortable with Ruby, Rails, and the essentials of making stuff work on the web: HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Good writing matters a lot to us because it makes everything else we do clearer and sharper, from coding to chatting about ideas.

We keep things lean on the management side, so you'll get to take the wheel on your projects. We are hiring Managers of One: people who can manage themselves and dig an environment where they're trusted to make choices and lead the way.

Experience is great, but we don't expect you to dive in at full speed from day one. You'll get a smooth, thoughtful onboarding to get you up to speed with how we do things, our systems, and getting to know the team.

This is a remote job, however to make sure time zones overlap with our current crew, we’re only looking for people based in the Americas, Africa, or Europe.

Signs this role is perfect for you

You have:

  • Excellent communication skills, time management, developer principles and collaborative attitude
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • You are self organized and comfortable with ambiguity.  We are a startup after all!
  • Fluent English, written and spoken
  • Working hours with US or EU timezones, or 4+ hours overlap
  • Confident Ruby on Rails development skills, with experience writing secure, maintainable code
  • A minimum of 3 years working professionally with Ruby on Rails -  if you don’t have three years of experience but can demonstrate a confident grasp of Ruby on Rails, we encourage you to apply
  • Postgres experience
  • Version control understanding (Git)
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Experience writing code that is accessible, scalable, maintainable, and performant
 Desired but not required:

  • Experience deploying to cloud-based infrastructure (Heroku)
  • Experience working on a SaaS product
  • Experience with the Shape-Up methodology
  • Experience with ClickHouse

If this sounds a lot like you but not quite everything, we encourage you to apply anyway. There's still a great chance you're who we're looking for!

Why you'll love working at SparkLoop

At SparkLoop, we're a calm, profitable tech company. We know work is only one part of your life. And we expect you to fit it in around your family and life, not the other way around.

But that doesn't mean we aren't ambitious.

In just four years, our small team of twelve has built the best toolkit for newsletter growth used by thousands of top newsletters and media brands — from Morning Brew to household names like James Clear and Tim Ferriss. And we have big plans for the next three years.

You'll be working with awesome people, building a product people genuinely love.

Here are a few of the key benefits:

  • $94-117k initial salary pA, depending on seniority(with quick, clear progression)
  • A fully remote team culture
  • Annual team retreats (most recently Portugal, London, Rome)
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Side projects encouraged
Most importantly, you have the unique opportunity to grow quickly alongside SparkLoop, moulding your initial role into your dream one.

Next steps

  1. Apply by filling out the short form
  2. You may be invited to a short interview
  3. You may be invited to do a short coding exercise
  4. Within 7 days, you'll have an offer or a rejection

To apply: