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Location: San Francisco, CA


Hired is built with Ruby on Rails, with various sets of custom and out-of-the-box tooling to support the business side of our operations. Our services are deployed to Heroku and AWS. Our development philosophy celebrates test-driven development, continuous integration and deployment, and agile processes such as sprint planning, iterative development, and retrospectives. This role will be based out of our San Francisco office.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work on various projects critical to Hired’s continued growth and success. Our engineers are versatile and self-motivated, can work in a self-directed manner or in a collaborative setting as needed, and display leadership qualities. We value a diversity of perspectives and encourage healthy discussion and debate, but unite behind our decisions.


The team focuses on creating the best experience for our candidates and enabling them to find a job they love. Each feature we release is tracked to ensure we’re making a measurable impact on the candidate experience. Engineers always provide their input on anything they ship, they are dedicated to making not just a good experience for the candidate but one they would want. Many of us were once on the platform ourselves. We are a highly collaborative team with engineering, product, and design all working closely together. We are serious about the work we do but do not take ourselves too seriously.


  • Architect and build product features end to end in Ruby on Rails, Javascript (ES6), and React
  • Establish and maintain best practices in engineering team through technical leadership
  • Act as a mentor to fellow software engineers, through code reviews, design document critiques, and brainstorms throughout the software development process
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and business teams to identify and execute the best solutions, focusing on business impact, product polish, and code quality
  • Participate in sprint planning, standups and retrospective meetings
  • Launch new features, big and small, analyzing system and business metrics post-release


  • 3+ years experience full-stack development building real world web applications
  • 2+ years of recent experience building web applications in Ruby on Rails, ReactJS, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Extensive experience with unit and integration tests, using technologies such as Rspec and Capybara
  • Experience using various database systems, both in production and warehousing capacities, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redshift
  • Exemplary communication skills; able to map problem-solution space and explain possible solutions to non-technical team members
  • Experience designing and architecting systems and applications
  • Experience with event-driven/message-driven architectures
  • Passion for learning new technologies fast
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience


  • Experience with ElasticSearch
  • M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field


  • Competitive compensation & equity options
  • Open vacation & sick time
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employer paid health insurance, vision, and dental
  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Weekly educational classes & catered lunch

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Computer Software
  • Internet
  • Staffing & Recruiting

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Job Functions

  • Engineering

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