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Leafly seeks Senior Software Engineer (Rails) in Seattle

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Senior Software Engineer (Rails) sought by Leafly in Seattle


Millions trust Leafly to help them find unbiased information about nearby strains and dispensaries, discover new cannabis brands and products, and to stay up-to-date on the latest cannabis information.

Leafly started as an excel spreadsheet and has since grown to become the world’s largest cannabis information resource. We’re expanding rapidly, and we’re looking for driven, forward-thinking leaders to help us achieve our goal of shaping the global cannabis landscape. 

A career at Leafly combines the excitement of a start-up, the social purpose of a non-profit, and the growth opportunities of a corporation. Leafly salaries and benefit packages are very competitive, the office perks are excellent, and we promise that you’ll never be bored. If you have what it takes, you’ll be joining a global network of innovative, passionate individuals on a revolutionary mission to change the world for the better.

Our Teams and Our Tech

Our teams are cross-functional with product owners, designers, and engineers working side-by-side toward shared goals. We aim for each team to have the right mix of full stack, web, api, and native app developers, so that together they are equipped to solve whatever problems come their way. We look to each person to bring their expertise and passion to the table, as well as the ability to roll up their sleeves and help where it’s needed. The main technical players: Ruby, Rails, Python, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Next.js, Express.js. Swift, Kotlin, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS. 

What We Look For In Our Engineers

  • You prioritize users. You’re results oriented, pragmatic, and good at negotiating tradeoffs between technical excellence and product excellence.
  • Technical excellence and a growth mindset. You’re passionate about honing your craft and writing high quality, world-class code.
  • Depth and breadth. Where you’re an expert, you’ll hit the ground running and lead by example. Where you’re not, you’re ready to learn quickly.
  • Self-starter and collaborative. You’re comfortable working independently as well as pairing or swarming with your team. You ask for help when you need it, and you help your teammates.
  • You will make our team better. You bring expertise, skills, or perspective we could use more of. You’ll help us make better decisions, and build better products.

What We Are Looking For In This Role

We are currently looking for experienced Rails engineers that are passionate about shipping products our users love. You’re a polyglot in general, and very experienced with Rails – combined server/client, split server/client, integrated with other languages, and within a distributed service architecture. You know how to get things done with Rails, and are familiar with its pitfalls. You understand the tradeoffs of both microservices and monoliths. You are strong on programming fundamentals, and you love learning new tools and technology as you go. You’re adaptable, and ready to jump in anywhere to help your team get the job done. Leafly is looking for you! Here are some of your day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work together with product, data/analytics, and UX to understand problems – then design, plan, and deliver solutions
  • Design, build, test, and maintain new features, potentially across the entire Leafly product suite
  • Work with technical platform leads to ensure alignment with broader architecture, standards, and best practices
  • Lead by example in delivering high-quality solutions that scale and adhere to SDLC and quality best practices: design & code reviews, prototyping, multi-level testing
  • Continually improve our processes by volunteering new approaches to: developer productivity, product quality, and team efficiency
  • Mentor other developers and foster a collaborative environment of shared growth & learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of shipping software in a professional team setting 
  • Experience building and supporting high-scale, high-performance web applications in a cloud environment
  • Expert in your domain, and comfortable working at all layers: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, web services, APIs, SQL and NoSQL storage
  • Ability to embrace, learn, and apply new technologies and tools
  • Experience with more than one server-side technology
  • Experience with latest web technologies, tools, and practices
  • Experience leading an agile team of engineers and/or Open Source project contributions are a plus

The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended.

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