Full Stack Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails) at Travelers Haven

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Here at Travelers Haven, we empower people to feel at home anywhere their lives take them. We are a full-service housing firm that helps individuals, businesses and organizations with traveling professionals find housing that works for them. We combine industry-leading software and inspired minds to connect thousands of traveling professionals to find housing that meets all their individual needs.

Together We Thrive. We hire talented people that thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, where every day brings a new challenge. Imagine a place without red tape, decisions are made, and your voice is heard. You are quickly able to see your hard work take root and impact is made. You are passionate, ambitious, and determined for success. If you've been searching for an opportunity to help shape the future of corporate housing, we want to talk to you! Come thrive with us.

Hiring rate/range: $115,000-140,000 annually

Actual compensation offered to candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level. The pay ratio will be finalized at offer.

Vaccine Requirement: Travelers Haven is considered a “Contractor” under the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. As such, all employees are required by Federal mandate to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exemptions from this requirement may be available for those with a disability (including medical conditions) or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Work Location: We are open to hiring fully remote employees out of any of the following states: CO, CA, FL, ID, IL, MI, MN, NC, TX, UT, RI, TN, SC

Summary/Objective:

A Software Engineer at Travelers Haven works on the development team to build new features and maintain the Travelers Haven product. This role involves delivering high value cards and participating in design and ideation for new work. The ideal candidate loves development, is capable in our tech stack (particularly Ruby on Rails, Reactjs, Postgresql), and has a habit of constant learning.

The candidate is highly collaborative in a team setting, whether diving into technical work or pairing with other team members regularly:

  • We ship code daily to our production, staging, and continuous integration environments. Test results, deployments, and production monitoring results are posted to our chat channels.
  • We combine Kanban with biweekly retrospectives and regular refinement sessions.
  • We play to each team member’s strengths while encouraging professional development in weaker areas. You’ll use the skills you’re best at the most but be expected to jump in anywhere as needed.
  • We currently use Macs for development, but if you prefer Windows or Linux that’s good too.
  • We offer flexible, remote-friendly working arrangements and are a highly collaborative team. The right candidate wants to be a go-to resource for their areas of highest knowledge, share what they know, and learn from teammates.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with product to transform user stories (cards) into working product.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to create features and pay down technical debt.
  • Write clean code.
  • Write tests that prove your code works.
  • Proactively identify process and product improvements, collaborate with team on implementation.
  • Must be able to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse for up to 8 hours per day*
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for up to 8 hours per day*
  • Must be able to communicate via email and phone for up to 8 hours per day*

*Essential functions may be performed with or without reasonable accommodation

Competency:

  • Strong development skills.
  • In-depth understanding of and practical experience with testing strategies.
  • Strong computer science problem-solving ability. You must know how to write your own algorithms and go beyond the framework-built ins.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • 3+ years of web development
  • 2+ years production experience with our tech stack.
  • A passion for giving users a polished, highly usable experience.
  • Experience with high volume, publicly facing production site.
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Heroku and AWS
  • Postgres/SQL
  • RESTful APIs
  • Sidekiq/RabbitMQ
  • RSpec and TDD
  • HTML/CSS/JS (AngularJS, ReactJS)

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct reports, but leadership in areas of expertise is expected.

Travel:

  • None

EEO Statement:
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, protected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.
Disclaimer:
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.
We recognize that financial rewards and great benefits are important aspects of an ideal job. Here’s what we offer:

  • Unlimited Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Wellness Days
  • Medical, dental, vision & supplemental insurance
  • 401k plan + Employer Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Deeply discounted hotel rates
  • Regular team-building events and outings
  • On-site gym on site
  • Flavored sparkling water on tap, coffee, and snacks provided in the office
  • Arcade games, golf simulator, and more
  • Collaborative workspaces with adjustable sit-stand desks
  • Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and Downtown Denver
  • Company Paid Parking on site
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Technology we use

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    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

An Insider's view of Travelers Haven

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

From the moment I arrived at Travelers Haven I have always felt a strong emphasis from our leadership team on creating an environment and culture that allows for a healthy work-life balance. Through team outings, massage and smoothie days as an employee you understand that there is a concerted effort to show appreciation for the work we do.

Victor

Sr. A/R Specialist

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our engineering team is constantly working through challenges to make processes better for users. We balance adding new features with keeping technologies up to date. For instance, in the last year we added Cypress automated testing to our frontend codebase. We started with testing a new feature that makes our response to customer requests quicker.

Emily

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Five years ago, this month I started at Travelers Haven as a Territory Manager and haven’t looked back. I was always very vocal about my desire to continue grow as well as well as my interest & gratification in a leadership role and during my tenure as a territory manager, I was able to become a senior within a year’s time and then shortly after in

Rachel

Associate Director of Relocation

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I could never be as efficient and effective without our team- through delegation and communication we make sure every facet of the client’s stay is as seamless as possible. Whether it’s coordinating deadlines or brainstorming on issue prevention, we’re always in constant communication.

Sara

Senior Manager of Client Services/Dog Mom/Book Lover/Hiker

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I could never be as efficient and effective without our team- through delegation and communication we make sure every facet of the client’s stay is as seamless as possible. Whether it’s coordinating deadlines or brainstorming on issue prevention, we’re always in constant communication.

Lana

Senior Client Account Manager

What are Travelers Haven Perks + Benefits

Travelers Haven Benefits Overview

Unlimited vacation
Paid sick leave
Paid holidays
Medical, dental, vision & supplemental insurance
Wellness Plan
401k Plan & Employer Match
Equity Plan for Employees with 3+ Years of Service
Unpaid flex time
Life Insurance
On-site gym
Employee Assistance Program
Deeply discounted hotel rates
Regular team-building events and outings
Flavored sparkling water on tap
Arcade games, golf simulator, and more
Collaborative workspaces with adjustable sit-stand desks
Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and Downtown Denver
Company Paid Parking

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Travelers Haven employees can contribute up to $2,750 annually to their Health Care FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
EAP
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Travelers Haven provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Company Equity Plan for Employees with 3+ Years of Service
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Free 24 Hour Fitness Membership for employee. Discounted membership for family members.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Deeply discounted hotel rates. Some of the best parties you've ever been to. Regular team building events and outings. Craft brews and ciders on tap. Ping pong, arcade games, shuffle board and more. Collaborative workspaces with views of the Rockies. Free monthly massages. Paid gym membership. Employer subsidized phone plans.

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