Now Hiring: Serverside and API (Ruby) Developer For Files.com, an Enterprise Secure Cloud Storage and Automation Service

Location: Work From Your Home on a Remote-First Team at a Hybrid Remote Company (USA only)

Do you want to work on a high volume server-side API that serves hundreds of requests per second? Are you excited about helping people and businesses collaborate more efficiently by building cutting edge tools for search and collaboration?

If so, we'd like you to learn about Files.com!

At Files.com, we're building a cloud storage service that challenges the status quo through many unique features that really help people and businesses boost their productivity.

Our primary app and API is primarily written in Ruby on Rails (though we built our own internal framework for APIs, not ActionController, and we don't use Rails views at all). We have additional backend services written in Ruby, have built our own version of Resque, and heavily use things like Redis and Elasticsearch.

We are looking for Rubyists with strong backgrounds in data structures, algorithms, and scaling to join our team and help us build features into our already great app.

Read on to learn more!

World Class Pay and Benefits

Earn a "Bay Area" Salary from Anywhere In The USA. Our pay is competitive with the top software companies in the world, with generous base salary plus equity compensation.

Big Company Benefits: You'll get full πŸ₯ Health/Dental/Vision Insurance coverage (plus 75% of Spouse/Family coverage too), πŸ’° 401(k) with generous matching, πŸŽ„ 11 Company Holidays per year, and πŸ– 20 PTO/Vacation days.

Brand New Laptop and $1,000: Upon signing, we'll send you a brand new πŸ’» Apple laptop as well as $1,000 to outfit the rest of your home office with things like a monitor, webcam, keyboard, and mouse.

Tight-Knit Fun-Loving Team: You will be joining a fun-loving team that works together very closely, despite the remote work environment.

100% Remote Opportunity

The Files.com Engineering team is 100% remote. However, we travel for regular in-person meetings with the team and the entire company to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities around the US, including Scottsdale, Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.

In-person events combine work and fun and are designed to make up for the in-person interaction that occurs in an office job.

We are very excited that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and we have fully resumed company travel. πŸŽ‰

About the Role

As a Serverside Developer at Files.com, you will take the lead on helping build cutting edge features into the Files.com product that drive value for the 1,600 business that use our platform for collaboration.

Our API receives hundreds of requests per second and is used by both internal and external developers.

Here are some examples of projects that our Serverside Developers have recently completed:

  • Implementing Single-Sign-On via OAuth, SAML, and SCIM.

  • Building a scalable engine that can convert nearly any type of files to PDF for in-browser previews (like the former Crocodoc service).

  • Upgrading our API documentation to be automatically generated using the OpenAPI standard, and the creation of automatically-generated SDKs.

  • Building our Universal Sync engine, which is a tool that allows Files.com users to synchronize their files to other cloud services such as S3, Azure, and Rackspace.

And here are some examples of projects that our Serverside Developers will be tackling in the next 6-12 months:

  • Implementing in-file search using Elasticsearch with custom input filters to index a plethora of document types.

  • Building a file versioning tool that uses Git behind the scenes to give customers easy tracking of file versions.

Additionally, you'll contribute to our ongoing projects for improving security, monitoring, and performance.

Ready To Apply?

We would like you to write a cover letter telling us why this opportunity speaks to you. Please specifically cover the following things in your letter:

  • What is the largest Rails application you have personally worked on where your code is currently in production? How many users interact with it, how many servers run it, and can you share any other information about the scale at which it operates?

  • What is the largest contribution you have made to Open Source Software and are there any repositories that you maintain personally?

  • On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and writing code that will scale.

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A Culture of Building Things

As a Hybrid-Remote company, we offer many positions as full-time remote (Work From Home), but Sales and Marketing positions are in-office.

β€œThat's the culture here. Everybody builds things.”

- Martyn Garcia, Engineer at Files.com

Our employee benefits
at a glance

We want you and your family to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Providing our employees with top-tier benefits leads to improved productivity, long-term retention, and better decision making, so that's what we do.

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High Starting Salaries

As a successful, profitable business that believes in over-investing in our team, we choose to offer industry-leading base salaries for all positions.

Performance-Based Raises

We reward our high performers for one simple reason: they've earned it.

Equity Option Grants

As a private equity-backed business, we expect to have a major exit event within the next 5 years. We have set aside a substantial pool of equity options to grant to our employees so they are able to share in the value created.

401(k) With Generous Employer Match

Most employer-sponsored 401(k) plans crush you with fees. Our plan features extremely low-fee ETFs, ensuring that you actually keep the money that you save for retirement. Plus, we will match your contributions up to 4% of your salary to encourage you to invest for your retirement.

Starting Bonus

New Hires receive a $1,000 starting bonus. No strings attached.

Company-Issued MacBook Pro

You will receive a fully loaded MacBook Pro, reducing time wasted setting up individual rigs.

Legal Assistance

Option to participate in an employee paid legal plan to gain access to a network of attorneys who assist with basic legal needs including wills, trusts, contracts, tickets, and documents.

Employee Assistance Program

We provide a confidential and no cost avenue for you to receive 24/7 assistance with issues regarding behavioral and emotional health, family, legal, financial, wellness or other personal matters. You will have access to a certified clinician who can help you one-on-one or refer you to someone in your area for longer-term help.

β€œIt's really about being able to work with really smart people on really interesting problems and feeling like you're actually contributing to something big.”

- Gabe Purrenhage, Infrastructure Lead at Files.com