Here's the tl;dr:
At Rise, we are on a mission to help teams get more important work done. We do that by building a calendar that gives teams more time to focus on what matters.
We're experienced people, have built companies before and we've raised $3M from top tier investors like Stewart Butterfield (founder Slack), Adriaan Mol (founder Messagebird, Mollie) and Lachy Groom.
We're focussed on doing great work and letting you do just that. We're distributed, do almost everything async and are super flexible about when we work (we're all parents of young kids so you can probably find us on the playground whenever we're not working).
We'll offer a competitive salary in the range of €80 – 120k plus stock options.
This is Rise
We set out to build a company that helps teams make the most of their time. Why? Because time is the most valuable asset we can spend only once. Becoming more aware of the fact that we have limited time is one of our key beliefs. And, not coincidentally, the central point in Rick’s bestselling book, launching internationally in February 2022.
The Rise backend powers our front-end and apps on one side, and integrates with downstream calendar providers like Google Calendar on the other. Additionally we've built a scheduling engine that can instantly rank and score timeslots for our Find a Time feature. The initial backend is built with a Heroku/Ruby/PostgreSQL/Redis/Sidekiq stack. We are looking for a senior backend engineer to help launch and scale the Rise product.
What you'll be working on 💻
As an early engineer you'll work on many different aspects of the product. A few examples:
Collaborate with our client and mobile teams to define a scalable and extensible API
Dive deep into our event scheduling engine to improve performance or extend the capabilities
Optimize our development workflow (for example making the first-time local setup for new hires easier, to setting up a staging environment, improve our build pipeline)
Evaluate and utilize new libraries, frameworks and and tooling
Involvement in hiring and onboarding of new engineers
What our ideal candidate looks like 💅
Significant experience in building distributed, scalable, performant and asynchronous backend applications in the cloud (AWS, GCP, etc)
Significant experience with at least one scripting language, preferably Ruby 💎
Cares a lot about high quality, readable, structured object oriented code. Advocates best practices and architecture patterns. Is able to make trade-offs between extensibility, optimization and execution speed. Empowers others by reviewing code.
Proficient with different types of testing (integration, unit, stress, etc)
Experience with system observability: automates eyes and ears throughout the stack with tooling (Grafana, New Relic, Sentry, etc). Familiarity with incident handling is a plus.
Has a habit of being paranoid about security and privacy (input validation, network encryption, authentication, authorization)
Is autonomous, able to independently pick up tasks and full projects and work through them end-to-end
Is product and user minded: is always focused on how their work will impact or optimize the experience of Rise users
We realize that as a founding team we're from similar backgrounds, that we have unconscious biasses and that we have work to do here. This is why we explicitly want to invite and encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
About this role
August 28th, 2022
June 29th, 2022
Learn about Rise and their company culture.
Rise is a next-generation calendar that helps find time for what’s important.
We set out to build a company that helps teams make the most of their time. Why? Because time is the most valuable asset we can spend only once. Becoming more aware of the fact that we have limited time is one of our key beliefs. And, not coincidentally, the central point in Rick’s bestselling book.
What we believe
Work improves the world. Getting better at it speeds it up. The way we work is the infrastructure that indirectly touches every single thing you interact with on a daily basis. Companies, institutes and governments are all made by people doing amazing things. It’s our mission to make it drastically easier to do important work.
Here's the catch.
One billion knowledge workers are able to spend just 39%* of their time on their real work. The other time is filled with talking about the work over email, internal communication and collaboration, and tracking down crucial information. Let that sink in for a second.
At Rise we believe work should and can be completely transformed so millions of people can spend their valuable time doing the work instead of talking about the work. Think about all those unbuilt products, untried experiments and unrealized plans. Simply because it was hard to lock in a time to meet, or because time was wasted on something completely irrelevant.
We have a ton of ideas how a digital product, paired with leading ideas from scientific research can drastically lower the barrier for great work. That product should feel effortless when you're using it. The engine behind should feel highly personal, instant and dependable. And for that we're looking for people that are sharing a passion for building fantastic products and are willing to join us on that journey.
Learn about the technology and tools that Rise uses.
Benefits and perks
Learn about the benefits and perks that Rise provides.
Every employee gets equity, so you are rewarded for your best work.
About this role
August 28th, 2022
June 29th, 2022