Tuft & Needle was formed in 2012 when co-founders JT and Daehee left their jobs as software engineers. After a terrible experience trying to buy a mattress, the team set out to make a mattress and experience that people could love.
We view Tuft & Needle not as a mattress company that makes software, but as a software company that sells mattresses. Were a small team of passionate full-stack developers. We frequently seek out advice from each other and believe in continuous learning. Were incredibly focused on results and dont expect specific, regular hours in the office (we have a pretty sweet office though). Although sometimes we pair program, we arent religious about it. We believe process should be extracted from things that are working well.
Were looking for another full-stack Ruby/Rails developer to join our growing engineering team in Phoenix. Youll get to work ontuftandneedle.comas well as our internal customer experience and administration systems while collaborating with the rest of the engineering team on strategic decisions.
Our Technical Environment:
Our stack consists primarily of Ruby, Rails, Postgres, React.js, CoffeeScript, HAML and SCSS and is deployed to Heroku and S3. We use CircleCI for continuous integration and believe strongly in continuous deployment. Refactor without fear and ship daily! We also believe in leveraging quality APIs and tools.
Values of the Engineering Team:End-to-end ownership: Each project gets an Engineering owner that is responsible for the success of the project.Launch early and iterate: Done is better than perfect. Although we maintain a minimum standard of quality, we believe in getting value out of features and enhancements as soon as possible, while rapidly iterating.Do things that dont scale: We believe that our software should automate existing manual processes to save time, rather than preempt potential needs to avoid building unnecessary software. Our litmus test for deciding on new features is Has the team done this manually first?. Of course, were pragmatic even about this value.Pragmatism: In a growing startup, our philosophy is that its important to be pragmatic. We are rarely dogmatic and use Judo moves to efficiently solve problems.
Qualities Were Looking For:At least 5 years prior experience working in a tech environment similar to whats described aboveEmpathyPragmatismCuriosityA love for learningPhoenix locals (or those willing to relocate) strongly preferredExcellent communication skillsThe ability to see projects through to completion
Time & Benefits:Ability to work remotelyFull time, 40 hours a weekLocated in Downtown Phoenix- remote work is availableFree mattress and other productsHealth benefits for employee and dependentsPaid Maternity/Paternity leave for eligible employees401k with company matchGenerous vacation and sick leave policyMonthly company eventsSnacks and drinks stocked in the fridgeCasual dress code, open office environment