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Senior Software Engineer | Austin, TX | OwnLocal (YC W2010)

TL;DR: Full-time, local only. Contact hack@ownlocal.com. RoR, Go, ElasticSearch but we think you can learn these things on the job if you're competent. We treat employees like humans. $90k and up depending on experience.

We're a Ruby on Rails shop who has recently consolidated a bunch of backend tech into Go and ElasticSearch. We would love a few engineers who would be interested in working in all three and could lend expertise to the latter two. We're generally interested in gathering information from print ads, so strategies around data entry applications or experience with computer vision is also really exciting for us.

Our request volume has been increasing by 10s to 100s of millions each month and we've had to learn a lot of new things to keep up. It's fun and exciting times but we're shorthanded to handle the load!

OwnLocal is dedicated to having a quality work environment for everyone. On our engineering team we value collaboration over competition, respect work-life balance and solve problems without blaming people. We have a "no assholes" policy. We have great health insurance. We're big enough to be stable but small enough to still be startupy. We pay market rate for Austin; the lowest salary for this position is around $90k/yr.

We believe that someone who is truly a senior software engineer can come from almost any background and pick up a new set of tech in a reasonable amount of time which is why we don't list much about our tech stack in our ads. If you are interested, feel free to contact us at hack@ownlocal.com.




> We treat employees like humans

Great benefit!


I guess this matters to me because I've worked at places where they didn't :-/.


Yes. I'm fortunate to be working at a startup where people are valued, but most of my friends who ended up taking jobs at big companies are just "resources" :(




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