Growing, profitable micro-startup seeks full stack engineer

at Gozynta open_in_new
Location
Fully remote
Job type
full time
Job level
senior
Salary
$70,000 - $100,000
Posted
1 year ago
python flask pytest kubernetes google-cloud-platform

Job description

About Gozynta
I'm Brian the CEO of Gozynta. We're all adults here, so let's talk frankly.
We're a tiny company right now, we only have 1 full-time developer and I work on the code as much as I'm able. We also don’t have amazing/sexy products right now, instead we have a few relatively simple tools that make the lives of IT MSPs a little better than they would be if they didn’t exist. However, we’re also profitable and have a very stable (and growing) income stream. We’re not doing a lot, but what we do we take pride in and do the very best we can.
I enjoy helping other people and other businesses be successful. The better job we do at this, the more successful we’ll be.
Being part of a small team has both benefits and drawbacks. Everyone has a voice and everyone is making major contributions to the company’s success. At our size it’s difficult to assign formal job roles; we can’t say that we have a full-time job for just a front-end dev, or devops, but we’ll do our best as a team to get the work that needs to be done to the teammate best suited on getting it done. We can’t match some of the inflated salaries and benefits of many of the venture backed companies, but we’re stable and not worried about our jobs if the next funding round doesn’t happen. We don’t offer unlimited vacation, but we encourage everyone to use all of your vacation every year. We’re looking for long-term success rather than a short term exit. Hopefully some of you will think this sounds appealing.
We’re a fully remote company, and expect to stay that way. I’d rather draw talent from across the whole country, than limit myself to the people in my local area. I’m committed to providing the equipment you need to do your job well, and I expect you to find a workspace that lets you work well (company paid-for coworking is potentially a negotiable option).

About the role
As a Full Stack Engineer, you’ll be instrumental in our work to add features to our product, improve our platforms, and generally make our code suck less. You will also have the opportunity to help direct the evolution of our technical stack.


Responsibilities

  • Help design and implement the requirements of scalable and reliable systems
  • Implement software enhancements and suggest improvements
  • Manage testing and bug fixes
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Collaborate with and support the development team
  • Coach junior team members (if any)
  • Communicate key concepts to non-technical team members
  • Learn new skills and remain up-to-date with development best practices, industry trends, and emerging technologies
  • Regular video meetings (currently once a week)

Requirements

  • Must be able to legally work in the US.
  • Several years of professional experience with Python development
  • Experience with test definitions and test-driven development
  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals
  • Basic understanding of databases, SQL, concurrency, and parallelism
  • Comfortable behind a Linux terminal
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving mindset
  • Confident verbal and written English
  • Able to balance pragmatism with planning and long-term thinking
  • Proactive and self-sufficient
  • Attention to detail
  • Leadership skills
  • BS in Computer Science or relevant field, or can BS it well enough to fool us (IE: have equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a plus
  • Knowledge of the MSP industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting principles is a plus

How to Apply
Please submit your resume using the application at https://github.com/gozynta/resume_sender
(this is the first step of our screening process, to verify that you can at least use git and run a command-line Python application)


EEO Statement
Gozynta, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment 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.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company description


Gozynta is a profitable, 100% remote, one year old startup. Our primary customer base is the IT MSP industry. We build integrations that move data between larger software packages as well as better communication tools for help desk ticketing systems. We understand that all software sucks, even ours. Our mission is to make it suck a little less each and every day.

We’re still a very small company. You would be joining our 1.5 person development team (feel bad for the half-person? he’s ok, he’s just split between development and being the Founder/CEO).

As a small team, we haven’t differentiated our developer roles yet. Instead, we’ll work together as a team to improve our entire application stack, and we’ll discover the best individual roles for each of us based on where we each end up thriving.

Some of the things we care about:

  • Ethics

Bill and Ted said it best:  “Be excellent to each other”.  We strive to follow this philosophy in all our interactions with each other, customers, vendors, the wider world, and even competitors.

  • Experimentation

We must never stop learning and growing.  The best way to learn is to try things. “Move fast and break things” is too cavalier a motto for a company that other businesses trust with business critical services or data, but we must try new things and continue to grow and improve.

  • Excellence

We must do work that we’re proud of, and always strive to do better, period.  This requires constant effort.

  • Empathy

To build the best products and provide the best service for our customers, we need to really understand them.  This requires enough empathy to see things from their point of view. Empathy will also have better relationships with each other and with the larger business community, and these relationships will then fuel our success.

These all feed into our motto:  “We understand that all software sucks, even ours.  Our mission is to make it suck a little less each and every day.”

Interested in the position? Apply now!