Software Engineer

About the job

ABOUT INVENTABLES

Our vision is to ignite a new product revolution by bringing manufacturing capability into the hands of millions of people. To do this we are building accessible tools to help makers generate income from their work. The tools we build are software and hardware products designed to help businesses do their own manufacturing cost effectively. Our revolutionary, web-based Easel software is easy to use, whether you are new to designing products or familiar with CNC software. When you’re ready to carve, our X-Carve machines empower users to create products out of a variety of materials ranging from beautiful hardwoods to colorful acrylics. Our online store provides makers with access to a variety of machine bits and unique materials to make amazing projects.

 

While our downtown Chicago office and workshop is a space where employees can meet, work, and use our products, we are a remote-first company and welcome talent located across the country.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As a Software Engineer on the e-commerce platform team you’ll help us fulfill our vision by:

  • Working on all stages of development, from design, through implementation, testing and deployment
  • Collaborating with other departments to understand the needs of our customers and of our internal stakeholders
  • Working within the team to iterate on our development process and continuously improve our execution
  • Evolving our infrastructure to automate operation tasks, and improve our ability to monitor and troubleshoot our software as we grow our business

 

HOW WE WORK

Our software is built with Ruby on Rails and Javascript. We use agile development techniques to craft software that solves problems for our customers. We work collaboratively and iterate constantly. We use automated testing to help find problems before they reach our customers.

We believe in making time for exploration and innovation. You’ll have your own creative project budget, along with access to our workshop. In addition, we set aside every Friday for each engineer to direct their own R&D–whether exploring new technologies, or working on problems they think are important.

 

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 2 year + of web development experience
  • Experience building a production web application in a web framework like Rails
  • Curious, creative, and collaborative
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML, CSS, and responsive design
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience with test-driven development

Preferred

  • Experience with React, Redux, or similar libraries
  • Experience with agile development principles
  • Familiarity with AWS or similar infrastructure tools
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line
  • Experience integrating 3rd-party APIs

 

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • BCBS Health & Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Accrued Vacation (“Take what you need” vacation policy)
  • 401(k) program with 4% company match
  • Options Program
  • Annual “exploration budget” to feed your curiosity (Use this budget on any hobby or interest you’d like to explore like guitar lessons, cooking classes, yoga, etc)
  • Annual “creative project budget” to help you stay creative (Use this budget to
  • Excellent Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Weekly R&D timeblocks — spend dedicated time each week learning, experimenting, and working on projects of your choosing
  • Annual professional development budget of 3K for conferences, books, courses, or trainings (You pick)

We value the things that make us different and believe a diverse company drives innovation. Inventables provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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