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Backend Engineer - Elixir

Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world.

Number of employees

501-1,000

About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

The position

You'll be joining 100 engineers across Frontend, Backend, SRE and QA. We're organised into cross-functional development teams assigned to specific verticals.

This role is open for several teams, and we will define the exact team that you will be joining during the interview process based on the business needs and your preferences.

Regardless of the specific team, you will be working on building tools, APIs and integrations for one of our products.

Our backend is built with Elixir and Phoenix, with a Postgres database. We use React and Nextjs for our front-end. Gitlab is used as a version control tool, issue tracker and a CI/CD solution. Our applications are hosted on AWS. We fully rely on our CI for deployments and deploy multiple times per day.

What this job can offer you

  • Complex and meaningful challenges — solving them will enable people and businesses to live and operate in any country of the world.
  • Opportunity to have a significant impact on the business — we are still very early in our journey as a company, and each change you make today is amplified by the company's growth.
  • A lot of freedom to organize your work and life — you are not bound to daily standups, recurring meetings or other ceremonies.
  • Competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO and a set of perks and benefits.
  • A supportive and kind work environment where we would like you to challenge the dogmas and pursue innovation!
  • Strong team of experienced engineers who will support and facilitate your professional growth.

What you bring

  • Significant experience as a Backend Engineer, which includes building, shipping and maintaining a complicated software project
  • Solid knowledge and experience in Elixir and Postgres (or similar database)
  • Experience in dealing with ambiguity, taking abstract concepts and turning them into working software
  • Ability to work independently and self-guided
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn and develop
  • Experience working in HR- or Fintech projects is a plus

Practicals

  • You'll report to: The Engineering Team Lead
  • Location: Anywhere in the World
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

Application process

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with future manager
  3. (async) Code exercise
  4. Interview with the team (you'll get a sense of who you'd be working with)
  5. Prior employment verification check (Read more at remote.com/employment-checks)

Benefits

Our full benefits perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits are for all Remoters:
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget IT equipment

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.

We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.

See how to convert your CV to PDF here.

If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

Need help? Email [email protected]

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Remote empowers companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world. We take care of international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options, and compliance in dozens of countries.

No matter where your team lives and works, our best-in-class global employment solutions provide the best experience for your workers. Our ironclad intellectual property protections and industry-leading security guarantee give you peace of mind across the globe. Best of all, Remote never charges percentages or fees: one low flat rate helps you control your budget so you can focus on growing your business.

Mission

Remote’s mission is to open up the vast potential of the world for every person, business and country. We envision a world where every person and business truly belongs in the global market.

Company and values

Remote was founded in 2019 by Job van der Voort and Marcelo Lebre to simplify how companies employ global talent. Our entire team works remotely in countries around the world. We don’t have any offices because we believe that people do their best work when they are free to work where they choose. To learn more about our values and how we operate as a fully remote team, check out the Remote Handbook.

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Social Engagement Tools

We supply all our employees globally with an Oculus VR 😎 . We use this for social engagement, gaming sessions every Thursday and company wide events when appropriate. We also currently use Slack Huddles for team bonding, fun events or just to hang-out while working.

Learning and development budget

Learning Budget

You have an annual $1,000 allowance to pursue learning and development (that is, between 1 January and 31 December). For your first year at Remote, this allowance is pro-rated depending on the month that you start.

Equity benefits

Company Options

Growing Remote is a team effort. Therefore, everyone is offered company options. This is a nice bonus because when the company does well, you'll also do well.

Co-working space budget

Co-Working Allowance

You can claim up to USD 150/month of co-working space costs. Remote does not upfront deposits.

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