May 25, 2024
USA Only
$90K - $140K USD *

Senior Software Engineer, Backend

About the job:



TextUs is an award-winning provider of SMS and VoIP cloud communications with managed CRM and ATS integrations. Instead of waiting days for an email response, our real-time communication combines conversational text messaging, cloud-voice service and personalized automation to help our customers connect with people in real time and build better relationships.

TextUs is looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team and to help us build our applications.


  • Recent experience developing production Ruby on Rails APIs in a professional environment, including being able to
    • Review documentation concerning upcoming features and breakdown the work into manageable chunks
    • Identify gaps in upcoming feature documentation and be comfortable asking Product Managers for more detail
    • Implement medium to large size features while reducing overall tech debt
    • Review code written by other developers to ensure any issues are resolved before the code is merged
    • Collaborate with other team members to identify the best approach to solving problems
    • Complete assigned work with no assistance
    • Ensure work is properly covered by unit and integration tests
  • Not be afraid to challenge the existing team processes, looking for ways to improve them
  • Proficient in writing excellent documentation to guide our partners, development and support teams.
  • Experienced with common software design patterns, and their use in conjunction with Rails MVC.
  • Willing to take ownership of different sections of the application, becoming the go-to person on the team for all aspects of it, from planning and stories to QA and support questions.
  • Comfortable with managing work with Git and GitHub (or similar version control systems)

You are also

  • Excited to understand our customers, and work with the Product team to deliver features which are a joy to use.
  • Interested in mentoring junior developers in good development practices for clean code and reliable software.
  • Highly collaborative, having empathy for others and a desire to help when teammates need assistance.
  • Able to demonstrate pragmatic decision making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Passionate about the craft of programming, taking the time to think through hard problems and using your tools to develop reliable and maintainable software.
  • Eager to maintain robust CI/CD tooling, processes, testing and procedures.
  • Comfortable working in a 100% remote environment

This is our stack, weโ€™re looking for someone with experience in most or all of

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres or similar relational database experience
  • ElasticSearch or similar search technology
  • ActiveJob with AWS SQS, Sidekiq or similar background job system
  • Heroku and AWS
  • Though this is a backend-focused position, some familiarity with our front end stack is also a bonus in terms of collaborating with our frontend engineers. We are using:
    • React
    • Typescript
    • Material UI


  • Job Type: Full time
  • Compensation Range: $140,000 - $160,000
  • Location: Remote (US). Headquartered in Denver, CO
  • Target Start Date: 4 weeks from offer date
  • # hires for this role: 2
  • Reporting to: Engineering Manager

By submitting your resume for this role, you consent to communication via text and email


  • Initial Call w. HR (45 mins via Phone)
    • Topics: Culture, logistics
  • Interview w. Hiring Manager (60 mins via Zoom Video)
    • Topics: Culture, leadership, skills, role overview
  • Technical Interview w. Team Engineers (2 hrs via Zoom Video)
    • Topics: Assess Ruby, debugging and communication skills in real-time
  • Rembrandt Assessment (Self-Paced)
    • The Rembrandt assessment allows TextUs to assess how your personality fits within the role and the TextUs culture.
  • Team Interviews (two 45 mins via Zoom Video)
    • Meet with members of the Engineering team and Product Manager this role will work closely with
    • Topics: Team dynamics, culture
  • Q&A w. CTO (30 mins via Zoom Video)
    • Topics: Culture, leadership, skills. Also, please come prepared with questions about the role, team, and product to ensure this role is the best fit for you.


Our Engineering Team is guided by high empathy and high responsibility. This means that we care about our engineersโ€™ career trajectory and their thoughts on our product direction and implementation. Our engineers are trusted with autonomy: the latitude in how and when work gets done. We are a collaborative, learning and data-driven culture with an experienced and proven leadership team.


  • Competitive pay
  • Health / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • HSA contributions
  • 401K with company match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cell phone + internet reimbursement for $100/month
  • One-time $1,000 home office stipend once youโ€™ve been with TextUs for 6 months
  • Up to 12 weeks of Paid Leave
  • 2024 Holiday Schedule link here
  • U.S. remote first with optional WeWork office space in downtown Denver, CO

TextUs does not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

USA Only
$90K - $140K USD/Year *

Company Benefits

* Compensation was calculated as an average of similar positions and is not guaranteed.
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