Sr. Software Engineer

ShipHawk - Santa Barbara, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $180,000 a year
Sr. Ruby on Rails Developer (Santa Barbara, CA)

You are a software engineer. You have the skills that companies fight for. You can get a job anywhere. So, how do you choose?

Why ShipHawk?

  • We are a small team.
  • At ShipHawk, you are part of a family where your voice matters.
  • We work as a team. Pair programming and mobbing are the standard.
  • You will play an integral role in application development and complex problem solving.
  • You will own the code base, continually refactor it, break it trying new things and make it better.
  • We solve big problems! Big data. Complex algorithms. We are doing things that have never been done before.
Software with an Impact

You want to solve complex problems that have real impact. At ShipHawk, you will be confronted with real world problems that have never before been solved. You will be empowered to identify these problems, develop solutions and dive head first into the equation. Risk is encouraged. Victory makes us who we are.

We aren't just solving difficult intellectual problems, we are also pushing the envelope in modern UI and UX to simplify extremely complex industry business rules to bring transparency to the entire transportation and logistics industry.

Technology has been applied to shipping before. But not like this. ShipHawk is one of the only truly disruptive companies playing in an absolutely massive market - second only to the energy industry at $1.4 Trillion annually.

Job Description:

In addition to standard development skills, we're looking for you to care about how the code runs. Through your work, our customers have the best experience using ShipHawk software. You care about latency, errors logged correctly. This position is more than just writing good code, it is about end to end software engineering.

Desired Skills & Experience:

We are looking for an individual who has a deep knowledge of the Ruby on Rails and JavaScript frameworks, has developed scalable backend services and an agile approach to problem solving. Can hunt down any bug dares raise its head.

You have:

  • 3+ Years of Ruby on Rails Development and 5+ years developing software in a commercial environment.
  • Solid experience in building high-performance, reliable and scalable services.
  • Experience pushing code to AWS environment.
  • Experience with Ajax based user interfaces
  • Experience with other technologies employed in our stack: AngularJS, Git, Postgres
  • Shipping/transportation industry experience is a bonus
In addition we want the usual skill set: efficient, organized and follows through on commitments. You're intelligent, have great analytical skills and pay attention to detail. In addition, you're calm under pressure, have a great work ethic and communicate well.

But, more than the usual skills, we want you to push and not accept the mundane. Push for a higher standard. Be proactive. Be open to new ideas and personal feedback. Try stuff, fail and learn from it. 5% of developers are 20 times more efficient than 95% of developers. We want you to be the 5%.

5 Reasons Why You Want to Work with Us:

  • You want to work with a team that is competent, confident, passionate, and focused on achieving big goals.
  • You want to work on a product that will grow into a billion dollar business, become a household name, and help millions of people.
  • You want to have a voice and a say in the direction of the company, the code you build and what you do. You don't want to be a "yes" man.
  • You want to be part of a fun and healthy culture.
  • You want to work at a company that will provide an opportunity to get to the next level of development.