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Full Stack Web Developer

$125k – $135k • No equity
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Want to make an outsized difference on a product with 50m monthly pageviews and growing? Our Full Stack Developer contributes across the stack, from understanding database queries to writing concise Ruby to implementing HTML (or HAML) that brings our intuitive designs to life for our 40k active sellers. This role touches all realms of Bonanza functionality, though if you find one area you're especially good at, we'd love to have you own it.

Job Description
We're looking for a full-time, full-stack Ruby on Rails developer to help us tackle the many challenges of running a marketplace that scales.

Your tasks will vary from week-to-week, but will generally be tailored to the areas of Bonanza that are most exciting to you. Some of the stuff we're working on includes:

-API: enable sellers and third parties to sell on Bonanza
-Broadcaster: an advertising platform that takes Google Adwords and makes it comprehensible
-Webstores: standalone stores for merchants who want to go big
-Spark Lister: our desktop app that allows sellers to manage listings on Bonanza and eBay
-Data mining and building reports
-Search experience: helping to differentiate from competitors

Obviously these bullets only scratch the surface of the tasks we'll be working on at a given time. You will also have opportunities to research and integrate new technologies.

Job Requirements:
We strongly prefer that you have some Ruby on Rails experience in a production environment. You'll be working in the full stack, from the database (MySQL) up to jQuery and HTML/CSS. You should have the doggedness to track down bugs in order to make an appropriate fix. You should have the empathy to see problems from our customers’ shoes and keep their needs in mind while building solutions.

Just as we're big on using data to solve our customers problems, we're also big on using data to inform our Developer evaluations. Those who get shit done and leave a spent todo list in their wake will rise quickly. Those who let pass days without making a commit will struggle.

Job Benefits:
Bonanza is a product-first company run by a CEO who has spent most of his adult life as a Programmer. The implications of this are that we've obsessed for literally years about how to foster an environment optimized for Developer happiness and throughput. It starts with our salaries, which, at the high end, range to levels beyond those offered by the tech titans. More importantly, we provide a working environment where you will virtually never be interrupted by meetings, and where you will be given access to the best hardware available. Because your productivity should never constrained for lack of resources. We also offer a thoughtfully constructed collection of perks that stands apart from our competitors:

-Fast growing and already-profitable company. It's fun to work for a winner.
-"Work from home Wednesday" - every Wednesday we get to work from home, a coffee shop, or even the office, if that's your bag.
-"Freedom February" - every February we retreat from Seattle and spend a month annoying our friends with selfies taken in Mexico, Belize, Europe, etc.
-Five bonus (not counted as vacation) days off in February to enjoy your vacation or staycation
-Twice-weekly catered lunches
-Professional development opportunities
-Work from a waterfront office in downtown Seattle (food trucks aplenty!) convenient to many bus lines
-Full arcade room in the office
-Pong table on site
-The boring stuff: fully paid health insurance coverage, vacation benefits, holidays, stock options, and more.