May 24, 2024
$90K - $140K USD *

Backend Staff Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

About the job:


Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform - Our mission is to provide organizations with the tools they need to create vibrant 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 than 500 customers worldwide - including Princeton University, Stanford University, Columbia Business Schools but also WWF or P&G alumni.

We employ more than 100 people across our offices in Paris, New York, and Sydney, and 30 nationalities are represented in our team!

In 2020, we were awarded five Great Place to Work labels, were recognized as a G2 High Performer, and won the International Prize by EY, SYNTEC Numerique, and TECH IN France.

And we have no intention of slowing down!


  • 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. πŸš‚
  • 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.


  • A competitive salary package. 🀝
  • Computer allowance and a work-from-home starter kit (desk, chair, etc…). πŸ–₯️
  • 50% of your healthcare subscription. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ
  • "Tickets Resto" with Swile - 8€ per day (50% covered). πŸ”
  • Two weeks of RTT. 🏝
  • Budget to improve your craft. πŸ“š
  • Nomad days policy (Work from anywhere you'd like, up to 12 weeks per year, at once or throughout the year). ✈️


  • International team. 🌎
  • Full remote policy. πŸ‘Ύ
  • WeWork's office in the center of Paris with a rooftop just for us! 🏰
  • Free beer 🍻 in our office from 5 PM to 7 PM.
  • Squad days (two days per month we meet at the office). πŸ’‘
  • Team building events. πŸŽ‰
  • Check out this page, to know us more. πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ


  • Meet ClΓ©ment, 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).
$90K - $140K USD/Year *

Company Benefits

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