What would you do?

  • Build an awesome product: Reinvent how students access aid for education leveraging rich data sets and game mechanics. Some of the tools we’re using include Ruby on Rails, Javascript, React, Golang, MongoDB, and AWS.
  • Be the guru: The Principal Engineer will be recognized as THE expert and act as the go-to person for the team, and you should have a good understanding of our codebase
  • Create scalable, extensible solutions: Author, review and approve tech designs. Architect large-scale features and determine when it is time to introduce new technologies.
  • Make it better: Quickly come up to speed on our stack. Drive enhancements and optimize performance across our infrastructure.

What will success look like?

  • Millions of students use our platform to achieve their educational goals. Our product transforms the way billions of dollars is distributed each year.
  • Your team loves you and the engineering team looks to you for guidance and mentorship.
  • You’ve helped build a category-defining company and have an attractive equity stake.
  • You’ve learned a ton, met amazing people, developed your skills, and had a life-shaping experience.

This job is for you if you’re:

  • Curious: You constantly question the way the world works and aren’t scared to think big about how we can improve it.
  • Mission-Driven: You want to use your talents to make the world a better place and you’re in a rush to do it.
  • A Maker: You love building awesome stuff. You bring your ideas to life and take pride in your craftsmanship. You’re resourceful and find ways to get things done.
  • Not Fearful of Failure: You view failure as a step closer to figuring out what works. Taking on a huge, complex challenge excites you, even if you have no idea where to begin.
  • A Talented Hacker: You’ve developed in high- & low-level languages for several years. You may have mastered a stack but you’re confident you can take on others. You ship.

What skills will you need?

  • 10+ years of professional experience (or equivalent) designing and developing distributed, cross-platform software applications using relevant technologies
  • Experience in our stack: MVC backend framework (we use Ruby on Rails), React/Redux Javascript, experience/proficiency with NoSQL and SQL (we use MongoDB and Postgres)
  • Experience mentoring a team of engineers
  • Experience scaling web system, including making tradeoffs between scalability and execution speed in a startup setting
  • Experience with distributed web-based systems and service-oriented architecture
  • Nice To Haves: Chef, Bash, AWS proficiency, Golang, Node.js, Redis, APIs (internal and external), Postgres, AWS Redshift.

About RaiseMe

At RaiseMe, we're focused on ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve their college and career ambitions. We're looking for passionate, high-achievers who want to build a company that will help millions of students. If that's you, join our team!