Senior Software Engineer (Phoenix, AZ OR Remote)
Phoenix, AZ /
Trainual is a team of 70ish super talented folks obsessed with making small business easier. And while our team members come with diverse experiences, we’re united by our passion for making ideas happen. We launched the world’s first playbook tool in 2018, and today, thousands of companies in nearly every industry use it to scale their teams.
We’re a great place to work. AZCentral named Trainual the #1 place to work in Arizona. And Inc recognized us on their 2021 Best Workplaces list. But we can’t say we blame them. We’re a hybrid team with an unwavering culture that recognizes everyone’s impact matters.
We’ve got benefits on benefits. Above market pay, an annual experience fund, 4 weeks paid vacation (plus 5 sick days), the latest tech, parental leave, 401k matching, free One Medical subscription, and top-notch health care - just to name a few.
We’re disrupting small business. Our goal is to equip every team with a winning playbook. One that provides clarity around who does what and how. And with 5k small businesses scaling what they do with Trainual, we’re only scratching the surface.
We’re in good company. In June 2021, we closed a $27M Series B round. And we partner with some of the biggest names in small business, including Shark Tank star Daymond John, Slack, Loom, the cast of The Office, and more.
We all own what we’re building. Everyone who works at Trainual has life-changing pre-IPO equity. That way, you can be proud of what we’re building and sleep well knowing your teammates are (literally) just as invested as you are.
You write clean code and don’t hate talking to people.
This full-stack web developer position works closely with our Product, Marketing and Customer Success teams to get things done - fast. We're looking for people that love what they do and get excited to work with a team that's shaping the future of Trainual and small businesses worldwide.
You will be forward-thinking, with a service and growth mindset. You will be a great verbal and written communicator, a tactful diplomat, strong analyst and thorough problem solver. This could mean helping our customer success team troubleshoot a technical issue, working with our product team to plan and give input on designs. Being a small team, we all wear a lot of hats and are looking for someone who's excited to be a part of the growth. Our stack consists of Ruby on Rails, React, Postgres, JS, CoffeeScript, HAML and SCSS and is deployed to Heroku and S3.
What you will own & improve:
- Product & Design Collaboration: You will work closely with our product and design team to solve user problems in the training and on-boarding software space.
- Wireframes to Features: You will own the translation of wireframes and user stories into user friendly features.
- Product Iteration: You will identify and analyze any bugs found during testing and document them.
What you already know:
- How to write clean and efficient code to build incredible software products.
- How to work collaboratively with a small team and independently.
- How to partner with our customer success team to provide technical support to end users.
- How to jump in and contribute in a fast paced environment from day one by blending your knowledge of product, system, and people.
Languages & tools we use:
- Ruby on Rails (required)
- React (required)
- HAML, CoffeeScript and RSpec
- Git & GitHub
- Heroku & S3
- Bootstrap framework
- Experience with a design system
- Experience working with SaaS products
- B2B software experience
- Experience with front-end frameworks
- Experience working with back-end API's
About the Team
You will report to Zach Stradling, the 3rd Trainual employee and our Director of Engineering. You’ll also work closely with our Taylor Sell, our Director of Product, and the Product, Engineering, and Customer Experience teams!
Before you move forward: you will be asked to “try out” with a project that proves you can do what you’re applying to do!
*Strong preference for candidates located in Scottsdale, AZ, but we are open to remote. Check out our hybrid work philosophy below! Candidates must be US-based.
Benefits at Trainual
Competitive salary: We pay at or above market salary in most cases and leverage extensive amounts of data to ensure everyone is paid well.
Health insurance: We cover 100% of the employee premiums and significantly subsidize family plans. We use Justworks to make benefits easy. We offer additional healthcare resources like RedirectHealth, OneMedical, FSA, and HSA. Plus all HSA compatible plans are met with a company HSA match of up to $1,000 a year.
Dental & vision: We offer subsidized dental and vision coverage.
Short-term Disability Insurance & Life Insurance: We cover 100% of the premiums for Short Term Disability Insurance and 1x salary Life Insurance. You also have the option to purchase supplementary disability and life insurance through our provider.
Paid time off: 4 weeks of paid vacation. 5 days of paid sick time. 12 paid holidays.
Paid parental leave, including adoption: 8 weeks of fully paid time off.
401k with a 3% matching through Guideline 401(k).
Experience stipend: Up to $500 per year to experience something new - whether that’s a new ice cream flavor or a new country.
Great tools: Each employee receives a Mac laptop and a 27'' display (or equivalent). We’ll also purchase any of the software or hardware you need.
Complete transparency: Everyone has full access to business metrics and financial information about the company.
Values at Trainual
Show Up Ready: Plan enough to pull it off, and pivot if needed. For our customers and our co-workers, we embody preparation and order. We work from an agenda. We start and end meetings on time. We put in the effort to polish what we present, all in an effort to build trust with those around us. When a company hires Trainual, they expect an experience that feels simple. The appearance of simplicity requires tremendous planning and preparation, so this characteristic has to be a core trait of everyone that works here.
Make Ideas Happen: Execute on what you innovate. We don’t just tolerate change, and go along for the ride; we drive change. Companies are like cruise ships, and turning them can take some time. But turning the wheel happens in just a few seconds. It’s the decision to redirect, and to make something different. It’s the vantage point at the front of the boat where you can see where you’re heading, before anyone else knows. We are the ones to initiate this change. It’s up to us to have the vision, to always look forward, and to spot obstacles and opportunities before they become issues.
Carry the Groceries: Carry extra weight without being asked. Go above and beyond whenever you sense a need. Look for opportunities to impress, and be ready to roll your sleeves up to make someone else’s life a little easier. It’s what we do. "Before starting my first business, I bagged groceries at a supermarket in Massachusetts. No one ever expected me to carry the groceries to the car, but when I did, it made their day. It’s such a simple thing, and took only an extra minute of my time, but it made a tremendous difference in that customer’s experience at the store. At Trainual, be helpful everywhere possible." - Chris Ronzio, CEO
No Red Tape: Work hard to make every process easy. There is nothing more frustrating than a bureaucratic process, and you won’t find one here. Never make customers or coworkers jump through hoops. Don’t let policy supersede logic. You’ll never go wrong making things easier on others, so challenge every system that could have fewer steps, more automation, and less complexity.
Collect Experiences: Have endless curiosity for a new perspective and knowledge. We work with people in all different industries, from all different walks of life. In order to build trust, understand the real picture, and help create change, we need to build real relationships. Listen to others, and relate to them. Be an experience collector, so that you have an endless supply of topics that can be used to find common ground.
Everyone has a Key: In results we trust. You'll notice from your first day that every employee at Trainual literally has a key to the office. We trust you, or we wouldn't have hired you. Some people say trust is earned, but we believe that trust is the default. Everyone carries their weight, and everyone is an owner of what we are building. We won't tell you exactly how to get the job done -- you won't find micromanagement here. So, remember that your productivity is measured by your impact and your effort.
Hybrid Work at Trainual
At Trainual, we believe everyone has a key, literally. This value means you are an owner of your experience, productivity, and growth. We know everyone is different - productive at different times of day, in different settings, with different types of work. So what does this mean for the future of work at Trainual?
TL;DR - Work when, where, and how you work best.
- No one is required to come back to the office, ever.
- Anyone can work from the office at any time.
- If you live in Phoenix, there is no requirement of days worked in the office.
- You can work with your leader to find a schedule that works for you and the team.
- If you want to relocate to PHX, we will help make that happen!
We want everyone to have a community, trusted relationships, easy collaboration, and a clear path for growth while maintaining the autonomy, ownership, and flexibility we've enjoyed with the transition to fully remote during the pandemic. As we transition to our hybrid work model, we want each team member to own their experience to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.
Location: 80% of our team is based out of Phoenix, AZ and our preference for new team members is local due to the ease of ad hoc collaboration and community building. However, we know great talent lives all over! If you don't live in Arizona and are interested in working at Trainual, we will consider each state on a case-by-case basis due to the implications of doing business in each state.
Visa Sponsorship: We welcome and support people of all different backgrounds (18% of our team was either born or raised outside of the US)! However, due to the constraints of being a small startup, we are not able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time.
Check out our blog with more details here: https://trainual.com/trainual-embraces-remote-first/
Our SaaS platform helps fast-growing businesses create modern training manuals. Trainual allows businesses to document every process, policy, and SOP in one place so that they can automate their onboarding and training, stop repeating themselves, and scale faster.
Now we have over 6,000 customers in 177 countries and counting and we’re just getting started. I’m getting the feeling that you’re ready to click that apply button. So just do it. Join us in building the turnkey operations manual and playbook solution for companies all over the world! I know you want to.