Full-Stack Engineer - Transfer (Remote - East Coast Based)
New York /
Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas.
Founded in 2009 as a simple file-sharing service, WeTransfer has grown into a set of tools designed around the creative process. Beyond the WeTransfer.com platform where 50 million people send one billion files every month, we have the storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, and inspiration-capturing tool Collect. We design and deliver delightful experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive to millions of people—from our moms to your favorite artists. As a certified B-Corp, WeTransfer aims to be a sustainable and responsible tech company, balancing people, planet, and profit.
So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.
We're looking for a junior and 2 midlevel engineers on this one!
Join product and design leaders in developing the vision for the future of WeTransfer’s namesake—internally known as the Transfer product. The Transfer product team is responsible for building on the success of our widely beloved file delivery service used by hundreds of millions of people each year.
Our unique business combines a productivity tool with an award-winning advertising platform showcasing highly designed promotional wallpapers developed in-house by a dedicated studio. You’ll be joining the team at an exciting stage of new development as we build the next evolution of our service. The Transfer product is the highest impact product for our business.
You’ll have the opportunity to help shape our engineering and product strategy at a critical phase, laying down the foundation for our next chapter of growth. We’re looking for someone with a rare combination of skills, an appreciation for design, and a passion for building high-quality products.
You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes designers and both frontend and backend developers. Our teams are open, eager to try new things, fun and dynamic. The goal of our team is to collaborate with teams across the company to create the future of WeTransfer that stays true to our mantra "beautifully obvious".
Above all else, we value kindness, understanding and empathy. We believe in open and honest communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision. We are passionate learners, who aren't afraid of trying out new tools and technologies to build a great end-to-end customer experience. We love to share our knowledge and experience when we can.We strive to maintain a culture of kindness and inclusivity. Our team represents a variety of cultural backgrounds—open and clear communication is a priority. We believe diversity of perspective and experience are key to building great products. You’ll play a key role in fostering collaboration and creating an environment where people can do their best work.
About the role
You'll be responsible for the happiness of millions of users by implementing new features with your project team as well as ensuring our codebase stays nice and shiny. You will do this in a multidisciplinary team with passionate engineers and designers to deploy features to our users.
What you'll be working on
You will build elegant solutions on that bring the creative WeTransfer experience to millions of users by working on new initiatives and features. You'll work alongside a multidisciplinary product team that creates beautiful and intuitive experiences for our users. Everyone shares an appreciation for design and a passion for building high-quality products. Above all else, we value open and honest communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision.
Qualities we're looking for
- Ruby is practically your second language (you know your Rspec from your Minitest, your Exception from your StandardError, your Symbol from your String, and your stabby lambda from your Proc). You love working with the language and have used it to solve interesting real-world problems.
- If you have a lot of experience in another language but are willing to make Ruby your own - great!Strong verbal and written communications skills (English).
- Helping others to improve their skills is something you enjoy and actively seek out to do.
- Experience writing highly-scalable systems.
- Experience in building cloud-based solutions.
- Comfortable presenting own ideas to a team.
WeTransfer is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our people. We welcome you, and everything that makes you—well, you. That includes your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or disability status.
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A note on remote
Covid has changed the world. Just as much as it changed us. While we can't wait until offices re-open, being at the office will not be mandatory in the future. This way, you get the best from both worlds. That move is still pretty new for us though, we are getting there, we are writing more, doing more async communication, and are now ready to take it to the next level.