Backend Staff Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Paris or Remote (France Only)
Tech /
Permanent /
Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform. Our mission is to provide organizations with the tools they need to create impactful communities. 

Our SaaS platform serves customers across a variety of industries including higher education, non-profit, and corporate. Founded in 2015, today we count more than 900 customers worldwide - including Boeing, the Obama Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Notre Dame, the U.S. Naval Academy, the British Heart Foundation, the Imperial College London, the P&G Alumni France, and Le Wagon Alumni. 

We employ over 170 people across our entities in Paris, New York, the UK, and Sydney, and 30+ nationalities are represented in our team! 🌍

At Hivebrite, we believe in the importance of balancing your work commitments and personal life. You’re able to have a real impact on meaningful communities while prioritizing your personal life and goals. Our work policy encourages a healthy work-life harmony with a flexible schedule.
We also have many initiatives to keep our global team connected, offering opportunities to meet and socialize with team members virtually and in-person! 👋

For these reasons, we were awarded Best Hybrid Place to Work by BuiltIn in the US and Choose My Company and HappyIndex at Work in France last year! 🏆

Jump aboard, and join the hive! 🚀


    • As a Staff Engineer, you will spend a lot of your time writing code, but also bring your experience to leading a technical project alongside a Product Manager. Your goal is to build scaling solutions by making tech decisions and to mentor technically your team.
    • Attached to a squad, you will also work on transversal topics (SSO, SEO, Sign up, etc...)
    • Ensure code quality within your projects.
    • Managing technical debt (rework, refactoring) and understand the difference between short-sighted business decisions and impact technical health in the long run.


    • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing efficiency code).
    • Develop integrations with 3rd party software programs (Webhooks, API, deep integrations).
    • Design, develop, test and implement new product features.
    • Deeply think through the product and its technical feasibility and implications.
    • Proactively flag and de-risk any technical issues that might greatly affect the product’s launch or maintainability.


    • 8+ years of programming experience in Ruby or with another language like Python or Java. 🚂
    • One experience in a leadership position.
    • Understand the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism.
    • Deep knowledge in architectures patterns.
    • Comfortable with DevOps aspects and tooling (K8s, Docker).
    • Experience working on backend systems at a large-scale internet service.
    • Track record of designing and implementing complex and scalable software services.


    • Experience in document oriented databases like Elasticsearch.
    • Experience with another language like Golang.
    • Open-source contributions.


    • Meet Clément, our Engineering Recruiter, for a first video-call to better understand your career plan and answer any of your questions (60 mins).
    • Meeting with of one of our Backend mate to discuss performance issues, product-driven approach and some RoR patterns (60 mins).
    • Meet two Backend Senior to discuss around a technical architecture review exercise (60 mins).
    • Meet Sergiu, our VP of Engineering, to speak about your long-term involvement with Hivebrite (60 mins).

Work-Life balance: 
- Support for mental health via Moka Care (sessions paid by Hivebrite, collective sophrology sessions, etc.) 💆
- A Gymlib access for you to practice any physical activity you want 💪
- A really flexible remote policy detailed here 🏡
- Around two weeks of RTT to enjoy more time off with your friends and familly 🏝
- Paid leaves for parents with sick kids 🤒
- Nomad days policy (work from almost anywhere you'd like, up to 12 weeks per year, at once or throughout the year) - check out the full policy here ✈️

Office life: 
- International team - you will easily hear 3 different languages in the same conversation 🌍
- WeWork’s office in the center of Paris with a rooftop just for us! 
- Pool 🎱, foosball ⚽️, and a gym room 🏋️
- Squads days for our engineering team - two days per month we meet at the office 💡
- Team building with dedicated budget for events every month with your team and yearly with your entire department 🎉
- Internal mobility and professional training to support your career 🚀
- Check out our instagram page here to discover our team and this page, to know more about us  📷
- Your Employee Journey detailed here 🍃

On the financial side: 
- Of course, all the mandatory benefits, but with the best companies to support you (Alan, lunch vouchers with Swile, etc.) 
- CSE advantages with Swile 🎁
- A competitive salary package - we constantly ensure that we're aligned with the market  🤝
- A 500€ remote equipment allowance and a work-from-home starter kit (desk, chair, etc…) 🖥️
- The latest Apple’s equipment 🍏