Backend Staff Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

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Permanent contract
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Product development
Ruby on rails


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Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform. Our mission is to provide organizations with the tools they need to create impactful communities. 

Our SaaS platform serves customers across a variety of industries including higher education, non-profit, and corporate. Founded in 2015, today we count more than 900 customers worldwide - including Boeing, the Obama Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Notre Dame, the U.S. Naval Academy, the British Heart Foundation, the Imperial College London, the P&G Alumni France, and Le Wagon Alumni. 

We employ over 170 people across our entities in Paris, New York, the UK, and Sydney, and 30+ nationalities are represented in our team! 🌍

At Hivebrite, we believe in the importance of balancing your work commitments and personal life. You’re able to have a real impact on meaningful communities while prioritizing your personal life and goals. Our work policy encourages a healthy work-life harmony with a flexible schedule.

We also have many initiatives to keep our global team connected, offering opportunities to meet and socialize with team members virtually and in-person! 👋

For these reasons, we were awarded Best Hybrid Place to Work by BuiltIn in the US and Choose My Company and HappyIndex at Work in France last year! 🏆

Jump aboard, and join the hive! 🚀


  • As a Staff Engineer, you will spend a lot of your time writing code, but also bring your experience to leading a technical project alongside a Product Manager. Your goal is to build scaling solutions by making tech decisions and to mentor technically your team.
  • Attached to a squad, you will also work on transversal topics (SSO, SEO, Sign up, etc...)
  • Ensure code quality within your projects.
  • Managing technical debt (rework, refactoring) and understand the difference between short-sighted business decisions and impact technical health in the long run.

  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing efficiency code).
  • Develop integrations with 3rd party software programs (Webhooks, API, deep integrations).
  • Design, develop, test and implement new product features.
  • Deeply think through the product and its technical feasibility and implications.
  • Proactively flag and de-risk any technical issues that might greatly affect the product’s launch or maintainability.

  • 8+ years of programming experience in Ruby or with another language like Python or Java. 🚂
  • One experience in a leadership position.
  • Understand the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism.
  • Deep knowledge in architectures patterns.
  • Comfortable with DevOps aspects and tooling (K8s, Docker).
  • Experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service.
  • Track record of designing and implementing complex and scalable software services.

  • Experience in document oriented databases like Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with another language like Golang.
  • Open-source contributions.

  • Meet Clément, our Engineering Recruiter, for a first video-call to better understand your career plan and answer any of your questions (60 mins).
  • Meeting with of one of our Backend mate to discuss performance issues, product-driven approach and some RoR patterns (60 mins).
  • Meet two Backend Senior to discuss around a technical architecture review exercise (60 mins).
  • Meet Sergiu, our VP of Engineering, to speak about your long-term involvement with Hivebrite (60 mins).
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