Full-stack Engineer (Remote)

San Francisco, CA
Engineering
Full-Time
As a Full-Stack Engineer, you will work in a product team building new features and products across web and mobile. All of the engineers work across the full stack, so we take special care to make the experience as seamless and productive as possible. You will contribute to our process by developing best practices/conventions, tooling, and evaluating new libraries/technologies.

Some interesting & challenging problems we're currently tackling include:
- predicting gig pricing based on local supply & demand
- Using our graph of industry connections to enhance the experience for professionals and partners
- Level up our developer productivity with server-rendered mobile apps (Hyperview) and common design systems across mobile and web

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    • Develop high-impact features end to end on web and mobile
    • Act as a tech lead for larger projects
    • Create and analyze A/B tests for new features
    • Collaborate with PMs and designers to find the right approach to build a feature
    • Provide feedback to engineers in the form of code reviews and comments on technical documents

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

    • 3+ years of experience with web development in production, preferably with the tools in our stack: Python/Django for web apps and APIs, Celery for background jobs, MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, React Native for cross-platform mobile apps
    • A deep understanding of best practices in UX, and the differences between web and mobile
    • Track record of launching and iterating on apps or large software projects
    • Experience as a tech lead on features or projects
    • Enthusiasm for evaluating new services and technologies, and shaping the culture and values of the team
    • Experience working with Graph Databases or Machine Learning is a plus

INSTAWORK PERKS:

    • Medical/dental/vision insurance 
    • Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA 
    • Open PTO – take the time you need 
    • 401k (non-matching) 

INSTAWORK VALUES:

    • Bias for Action -- We practice high-velocity decision-making, despite encountering ambiguity frequently.
    • Act Like an Owner -- We have a strong ownership mentality. Because of this, every person on the team has the potential to make a huge impact.
    • Always Be Learning -- We learn rapidly and eagerly, from different teams within and outside the company. Respectful debate makes our organization stronger.
    • Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Being empathetic to our users and each other helps build trust in our community and company, and fosters successful decision-making.

BEING REMOTE:

    • Instawork is a remote-friendly company.  About half our US team is in our San Francisco HQ and the other half is remote.
    • We are open to people in different locations but time overlap with our SF team is important.  We're ideally looking for 5-6 hours of overlap time in a day, preferring the first half of the day over the second half of the day.
    • We believe the best talent exists everywhere and we are truly committed to attracting and retaining the best talent globally.
    • For people that are interested, we are able to sponsor trips to our HQ as needed.
    • Our process is designed for easy remote collaboration - we use tools like Github, Confluence, Asana, Zoom, Slack and have a remote-friendly approach to our day-to-day workflows.
    • Keywords: Remote job, Work remotely, Telecommute, Virtual job, Home-based, Work from home
About Instawork

Instawork's goal is to be the essential hiring engine for small to medium-sized businesses across the globe. Our first step toward this goal is to become the "the Uber of Staffing” as our technology enables us to service needs of the massive gig economy. We are well positioned in the hospitality space (think catering companies, multi-location restaurants, hotels, event venues, golf courses) and looking to quickly expand our reach across the country and then the globe. 10% of Americans work in the hospitality industry and staffing is the by far the biggest struggle the industry faces for both the business and the worker. This presents a unique opportunity for a major disruption to the outdated job boards or help wanted signs in the window.

We are making a difference for thousands of businesses in multiple markets and currently looking for top-notch talent that want to change the way brick & mortar and large event venues utilize on-demand talent to fill staffing gaps. Essentially we are enabling gig workers to spend their extra time to make extra money to close the gap on their financial needs.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.