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Together, we can drive innovation and discovery like never before

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer

130k – 185k AngelList Est.
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Science Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability or genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Science Exchange is a fast-growing company on a mission to enable breakthrough scientific research. We connect researchers and service providers through our online marketplace and hands-on concierge service, and promote  scientific collaboration that will help improve the quality and efficiency of research. Our headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, but we are a truly global company with employees all over the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific.

How We Work
Our primary application is a classic Ruby on Rails codebase, with a little bit of React.js mixed in. We write tests (with RSpec) for our code, and use continuous integration/delivery (with Circle CI) with feature flagging to safely deploy (to Heroku) multiple times a day. We follow “Agile” Scrum methodology, but aren’t dogmatic about it - it just happens to work well for us. We track sprints in JIRA, have brief but effective daily stand-ups, and review each other’s code on Github.

We’ve worked hard to build a culture of collaboration, respect, and mutual support. We load-balance when needed and without judgement; we attend conferences and present new ideas, technologies and tools to each other as we discover them. We work smart enough to avoid late nights and long work weeks, but we don’t shy away from putting in extra hours when a critical mission requires it. We take time off to recharge when we need to.


What You'll Do
* Execute on user stories presented by the product team to bring new and/or improved features to our users
* Design and implement systems that solve critical problems for our customers and our business
* Refactor and refine existing systems for scalability, maintainability and reliability
* Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced teammates
* Improve internal tools to make other teams in the company more efficient
* Present technical concepts, challenges, and solutions to non-technical stakeholders clearly and concisely
* Meet with external clients and partners to discuss technical integration details (occasionally)
* Write clean, secure, and performant code throughout the stack, from SQL views and domain models up to Javascript and CSS

What You Bring
* 6-8 years of professional experience writing web applications
* Experience with Ruby on Rails or other MVC frameworks
* Experience in a startup environment
* Experience writing enterprise software
* A B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Healthcare

Full medical, dental, and vision insurance with premiums 100% covered

Retirement

401(k) with 4% matching

Unlimited vacation

Work hard, but also take time to travel and relax with unlimited vacation

Company meals

Daily catered lunches and open, stocked kitchen

Wellness

Health spend for gym, massge, and wellness

Professional development

Educational reimbursement for conferences and classes

Company events

Karaoke, team retreats, community service projects, and more

Miscellaneous

Standing desks and the best ergonomic hardware

Science Exchange at a glance

Together, we can drive innovation and discovery like never before

Science Exchange focuses on Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Marketplaces, Consulting, and Outsourcing. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Science Exchange has raised $86.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2017.

You can view their website at http://scienceexchange.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.