• Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • 17 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering

The challenge / the role

At Lever, we’re building next-generation collaboration software that helps companies to bring more transparency, participation, and engagement to their hiring. As a Software Engineer, you’ll help us build out our core product by developing high-impact, user-facing features.

The opportunity

In our growing engineering organization, you’ll be developing and shipping new features and updates to Lever’s product. You’ll be learning about our real-time web stack UI frameworks that help us deliver a beautiful and high quality solution to our customers. You’ll work collaboratively with product managers and designers to drive the implementation and release of major features, and be a champion of best practices for writing well-tested, well-organized code.

You’ll become familiar with all parts of our stack from end to end. You’ll design and implement your features to be scalable and resilient. That might include challenges like the complexities of a real-time, single-page web application, scaling backend services under high load, and developing search algorithms to enable unique features. You’ll be a driver for positive change to Lever’s engineering culture, processes and technology.

The team

You’ll join a team where everyone—including you—is striving to constantly improve their knowledge of infrastructure, systems, and cares about minimizing downtime. We are an incredibly supportive team–we love to pitch in when problems arise and give great peer feedback to help each other grow. We are passionate about lots of things--automation, friendly chat bots, creating a great hiring experience, and a great user experience--and we love sharing those passions with each other.

The tech stack

Lever uses our own open source MVC framework called Derby that syncs all data via Operational Transformation (the algorithm behind Google Docs). OT is the way we handle concurrency conflicts for any piece of data that is edited at the same time. In addition to real-time sync, OT allows us to provide a smoother UI since we can render updates on the client instantly without waiting for our backend to respond, while still guaranteeing consistency.

Lever makes extensive use of AWS, Docker, Node, Mongo, ElasticSearch, and Redis within our infrastructure. We use tools like Hubot to streamline deployments and Grafana to see what’s going on under the hood. In addition to automating all the things, we love to version them too! Our systems are all created using Terraform and Chef, working together to ensure consistency at all costs.

Read more about The Lever Tech Stack from our Software Engineer, Eric Hwang.

Learn more about Lever’s interview process and read about what our engineering has been up to on our engineering team blog.

Within 1 month you'll:

  • Complete Ramp Camp, Lever’s company-wide onboarding program. You’ll meet other new Leveroos in your cohort, and learn the nuts and bolts of the business, our history, and where we’re going.
  • You'll also complete your Starter Project, designed to help you build bridges with other Leveroos and positively contribute to your team’s processes and knowledge
  • Tackle your first ticket!
  • Dive into Lever’s technology by by pair-programming with your teammates and attending engineering training sessions designed and presented by your peers.

Within 3 months you'll

  • Learn Lever’s technical stack and apply development patterns through your work
  • Participate in Lever’s product development process and ship your first feature to customers.
  • Engage in your first on-call rotation in Support Engineering to help diagnose and resolve production problems and customer issues.
  • Write internal documentation for your features and systems so other engineers and stakeholders are brought along with your decisions

Within 6 months you'll

  • Build, launch, and support your first big feature. You’ll partner cross-functionally with Product and Design and focus on keeping your stakeholders apprised of progress and updates.
  • Have made a visible impact on the product for all the users of Lever.
  • Own major feature areas of the application
  • Be comfortable navigating most of our stack and infrastructureBe responsible for the planning, scoping, design, and implementation of new features

Within 12 months you'll

  • Individually contribute and lead teams to reliably ship full features to customers.
  • Own major product areas and take features from mock to deploy.
  • Estimate technical scope and time to complete major features and initiatives.
  • Help grow other engineers technically by mentoring, pairing and developing other learning opportunities.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product leadership to define priorities and set delivery goals.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring, as a way to influence team growth and how our values inform our culture.