Passionate Software Developer, March 20201

Do you love to code? Have you ever written code for personal projects? Have you contributed or created any open source projects? If so, let’s talk!

Who we are

ShakaCode is a global software consultancy specializing in Ruby on Rails, React, Rust, and ReScript. Founded in 2011 by Justin Gordon, creator of the open-source react_on_rails gem, ShakaCode’s culture is quality code. Companies hire ShakaCode because of our in-depth technical knowledge, demonstrated by our projects and open-source software. We’re not one of those agencies that rush a ton of features for a low fixed price! Our Recent Work page showcases ShakaCode projects. We also help many companies using our flagship React on Rails open source, often with performance improvements and frontend architectural expertise.

Besides consulting, our team is working on building, with

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What we’re offering

  • 100% remote position
  • 100% flexible schedule as we’re mainly asynchronous
  • Learning from your teammates
  • Work on projects valuing quality engineering

What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated passion for coding. For you, coding is not just a job. It’s something you love to do.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and remotely
  • Excellent written English skills. Can you name variables, modules, functions, etc., well? Written communication is more important than verbal communication.
  • Experience in one or more of the following, or a demonstrated software development excellence and deep desire to learn:
    • Ruby on Rails in a production environment. Do you know Rails way beyond the simple tutorials?
    • React front-ends in either JavaScript or TypesScript. Do you know the ins and outs of different CSS options?
    • ReScript (formerly known as ReasonML).
    • Rust
    • Postgresql, especially in terms of how to optimize it.

Optional and valued

  • Experience working in a consulting firm and interacting with clients.
  • You’ve shipped live products where you led the development of notable features.
  • Comfortable with startup environments where changes can happen quickly.
  • Experience using profiling tools to analyze and improve performance issues.

Team and culture

  • We’ve created a solid consulting track record over the past three years. Check out ShakaCode’s Recent Work page and our reviews. All of these listed projects are referencable, and most have continuing work for us.
  • We want to create products that genuinely help people. Our React on Rails and other open-source projects are widely used for more efficient software development. Our product analyzes the web for information to enable travelers to find the best deals.
  • We value open source. Most ShakaCode’s clients came via open-source, especially React on Rails. These clients are often CTOs and founders that value quality code more than rushing.
  • We value competence! Engineering-focused companies hire ShakaCode to help their projects succeed. With every project, we also learn and share best practices with the community and our clients. If you like doing things the right way, ShakaCode fits your style.
  • We value developer happiness! Justin, the CEO, is a lifelong passionate programmer. We believe that happy developers are the most productive. We’d love to unleash all of your creativity. We have a genuinely flexible schedule, and we listen to feedback. Plus, we have realistic deadlines that value quality design and code. We’re using ReScript (ReasonML) and Rust for some newer work as some of our developers love those two languages.
  • We’re excited, really excited, about our internal product! With the world opening up again to travel, our ability to analyze the data across the Internet has a huge potential to shape the future of how travelers book vacations. No other similar travel platform exists.
  • We’re in control of our future. Without any outside investors and a stable source of consulting revenue, we’ve been free to experiment on different products.
  • Our regular weekly flow consists of a 30-minute team get-together at the beginning of the week. Then we have tasks, usually defined in Clubhouse. At the end of every week, team members fill out a short survey of how their week went, and then they meet for a 20 minute 1:1 with Justin, the CEO. We don’t do daily scrum standup meetings. Instead, at the start of each day, we use an online form to indicate our goals for the day.

Application process

  1. Let us know that you’re interested in joining us. We’re happy to answer any questions, so you don’t waste time applying if we’re not a good fit for each other.
  2. Next, we’ll send you a few questions to answer.
  3. Based on your answers, we may choose to send you an online coding challenge.
  4. If that goes well, we’ll have a zoom call to go over your coding challenge answers.
  5. After that, you may have an opportunity to meet other team members.

Please see to apply.