Ruby on Rails Engineer at American Internet Startup

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The Company

MyTime is an American internet startup that offers a fully integrated appointment scheduling, payments and automated marketing platform, specializing in large multi-location chains and franchises. Our mission critical software -- which includes in-store scheduling and online booking, client record management, email and SMS marketing, and a full point of sale for handling payments -- is used in every aspect of the customer journey. Our customers rely on their service businesses to remain competitive in the age of Amazon, and they need a next generation POS to help them achieve this growth. We aspire to be the “operating system” of their business.

We also made it easy to plug our online booking, payments and messaging capabilities into the places customers are found today, including Google Search, Facebook, Instagram, and the merchants’ own websites and mobile apps. Upon adopting MyTime, our customers see average revenue growth of up to 30% through improved operational efficiency, greater customer retention, and access to new customer acquisition channels.

Our product is used at over 14,000 locations across the globe, ranging from single-location sole proprietors to multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 chains. As a completely cloud-based solution, MyTime is designed for quick and easy deployments. It’s lauded for its ease-of-use and short ramp-up time, having won numerous awards such as the Best Commerce Product of 2017 from the Local Search Association.

MyTime is backed by Upfront Ventures and Khosla Ventures and was founded by Ethan Anderson, a successful serial entrepreneur whose first startup, Redbeacon, won TechCrunch50 in 2009 and was acquired by The Home Depot.

The MyTime application is used by millions of consumers and tens of thousands of employees each month to interact and transact with one another in the modern era. Come help us realize our vision of becoming the world’s leading online scheduling and local commerce platform!

The Role

The MyTime application is used by millions of consumers and tens of thousands of employees each month to interact and transact with one another in the modern era. Engineers at MyTime are responsible not just for writing code, but ensuring that it gets deployed and works properly in production.

We have created a cohesive, collaborative team environment that works hard to deliver on our innovation roadmap and meet pressing customer commitments. We are looking for individuals who want to both learn and mentor others. While we work independently, we support each other through frequent code and design reviews, daily stand-ups, and pair programming which facilitates learning and reducing friction in our nightly release schedule.

You should have prior experience developing high quality software and be excited about doing it at a fast growing company. You should also know how to have productive technical discussions and be ready to continuously iterate on features based on feedback from our analytics as well as user feedback.

You will not only craft high quality software, but also help in other aspects of building a new company: Designing features, making good product decisions, and building a culture of excellence. We’re seeking engineers who are ready to attack deep technical challenges as well as have an impactful role in product and company development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, code, test, debug and document new and existing components to ensure that software meets business, quality and operational needs.
  • Drive and participate in code and document reviews, mentoring team in best practices.
  • Collaborate with peer organizations, devops, support organizations on technical issues and provide guidance.
  • Interpret and translate business needs to technical requirements and make accurate estimates.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes to ensure the highest quality and performance is achieved.
  • Work with team to troubleshoot code level problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Focus on scalability, security, and availability of all applications and processes.
  • Manage technical roadmap and technical debt elimination, balancing time, resource, and quality constraints to achieve business and strategic goals and requirements.
  • Motivate and educate team members on coding standards and best practices. both within the team and as part of the architecture group.

Work Environment

You will work remotely from Taipei, with regular meetups at a coworking space with other Taipei-based engineers to collaborate on projects, share learnings, build a strong culture, and enjoy each other's company.  MyTime does not have a Taiwanese legal entity so you will be employed as a full time contractor by our American legal entity.  However, the Founder & CEO is personally based in Taipei and is excited to work with our Taiwan-based team in-person a few days each week.

This is a unique opportunity to experience working at a true American internet technology startup right here in Taipei!

Requirements

  • 4+ years of professional software engineering experience, with at least 2 years building Single Page Applications; Ruby on Rails experience is highly preferred
  • Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Some experience with Memcache and ElasticSearch is a plus
  • Some experience with AWS products (EC2, ECS, RDS, S3, ELB) is a plus
  • Comfortable writing test suites and specs in our test-driven environment
  • Experience with performance analysis and optimization across the stack
  • Self motivator with strong communication skills
  • Decent English language skills to collaborate with your global work colleagues in Europe and America
  • Degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, but not required

Interview process

Short phone screen with MyTime's Taiwan-based Founder

2-3 technical interviews with coding challenges to be conducted in Ruby on Rails or a similar object oriented programming language you are familiar with. 

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4 years of experience required
135,000 ~ 180,000 TWD / month
Partial Remote Work
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About us

MyTime is a fully integrated scheduling, payments, and automated marketing platform, specializing in large multi-location chains and franchises. Our mission critical software -- which includes in-store scheduling and online booking, client record management, email and SMS marketing, and a full point of sale for handling payments -- is used in every aspect of the customer journey. Our customers rely on their service businesses to remain competitive in the age of Amazon, and they need a next generation POS to help them achieve this growth. We aspire to be the “operating system” of their business.

We also made it easy to plug our online booking, payments and messaging capabilities into the places customers are found today, including Google Search, Facebook, Instagram, and the merchants’ own websites and mobile apps. Upon adopting MyTime, our customers see average revenue growth of up to 30% through improved operational efficiency, greater customer retention, and access to new customer acquisition channels.

Our product is used at over 14,000 locations across the globe, ranging from single-location sole proprietors to multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 chains. As a completely cloud-based solution, MyTime is designed for quick and easy deployments. It’s lauded for its ease-of-use and short ramp-up time, having won numerous awards such as the Best Commerce Product of 2017 from the Local Search Association.

MyTime is backed by Upfront Ventures and Khosla Ventures and was founded by Ethan Anderson, a successful serial entrepreneur whose first startup, Redbeacon, won TechCrunch50 in 2009 and was acquired by The Home Depot.

Come help us realize our vision of becoming the world’s leading online scheduling and local commerce platform!


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