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We’re looking for a T-shaped engineer with deep backend knowledge to lead projects

We're looking for an engineer to help take the lead on multiple projects. We typically use Django, Postgres and Heroku on the back-end and Vue or React Native with Tailwind on the front-end. But we care more about your talent and willingness to learn than experience with a particular framework.

We value the depth and quality of your experience, more than hitting a specific number of years. That said, successful applicants typically have at least 4 years of development experience.

You won’t be directly managing people in this role, but you will be a leader in the company. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in management in the future or just wants to take on more of a leadership role.

Excellent communication skills
The best developers are great communicators and teammates, not just great programmers. In this position, you’ll take on the role of project lead. This means you’ll communicate directly with the client, project manager and other team members to drive the direction of the project.

Ability to balance trade-offs
At Krit, the most challenging problems are often time and resource problems. We work with seed stage companies who are trying to balance scale with speed to market. We look for people who can balance trade offs and are excited by the impact on the business as much as the technology.

You care about testing and documentation
We want our clients to be successful long term, so we build everything to be able to hand it off at any point. This means good test coverage, continuous integration, clean documentation and lots of comments. It has the added bonus of making it easier for new team members to get up to speed quickly on projects!

Eye for detail
Working at an agency means jumping around between multiple projects. This is exciting and keeps things interesting, but also makes it easy for details to slip through the cracks. Which in turn leads to unhappy clients. We’re looking for someone who cares about getting the little details right as much as the big picture.

What to expect at Krit

You’ll be working with clients and the rest of our production team to architect and build new products, as well as to build out new features on existing products. Our clients build powerful cybersecurity tools for the world's leading security teams. 

You’ll regularly contribute to documentation and test coverage, and review PRs. You’ll also help mentor more junior team members, and provide guidance and assistance when they get stuck. This is an opportunity to influence the growth of our team, helping to define processes and make the rest of the team better. 

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Architecting new greenfield projects
  • Building new features for and optimizing existing products
  • Contributing to documentation and test coverage
  • Reviewing PRs and offering constructive feedback
  • Helping other team members troubleshoot bugs
  • Contributing to both the frontend and backend depending on the project
  • Managing deployments and infrastructure
  • Educating designers and frontend developers on backend concepts
  • Contributing to product roadmap decisions
  • Helping define and document new development processes

In this role, you won’t be responsible for:
  • Managing other developers - while you’ll be expected to help mentor and collaborate this is not a management role

You’ll be a human, not a number
While we’re not perfect, we are passionate about creating a great place to work. We’re striving to build a culture that’s respectful, supportive, and challenging. You won’t just be a number here, you’ll have a measurable impact on the direction of the business. 

You’ll be a part of an inclusive, transparent company
One of our goals is to build a more diverse company. To us, this means diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, and national origin. We strongly believe in building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe and invited. We are also a fully transparent company. We share our finances, salaries, pipeline and more.

You’ll be part of an engaged team
Every day at 4:00 pm EST we have a standing meeting where we check-in and have some social time. Each month we have a team meeting where we look at project milestones, our finances, marketing plans, and the pipeline. Once a month you'll also have a one-to-one meeting with Austin (our Creative Director) where you'll look at your goals, progress, and be encouraged to give us feedback.

All roles at Krit come with:

💸Transparent salaries + profit sharing
This will be a salaried position paid a starting salary of $110,000 - $150,000 per year with annual raises. All full-time team members also participate in our yearly profit-sharing program. Our salaries and raise process are all transparent, shared within the team.

We offer competitive healthcare plans, as well as dental and vision insurance and 401k matching. 

🏖Vacation days
All Krit employees get 15 vacation days as well as 10 company holidays. Sick days don’t count as vacation, if you’re sick don’t make it worse with work. 

🌎Remote, United States
While we have a home base in Charleston, SC most of our team is remote. We have team members in South Carolina, Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Note: For logistics reasons, you must be able to work in the US without requiring sponsorship.

🕰Flexible hours
Everyone is different. As long as you can be available for team meetings and are able to communicate effectively with the team, work when you work best. We do expect you to average about 6 billable hours per day.

💻Equipment budget
Every new employee gets $2,500 to spend on equipment, so you can pick whatever works best for you

👼Paid family leave
We offer a family leave plan of up to 4 weeks paid vacation and 4 weeks unpaid regardless of your gender.

📚Professional development
You'll have the opportunity to consistently lead new projects, develop processes, and drive the engineering culture at a small growing company. 

How to apply

First, submit an application. If we think you could bring something new to the team, we’ll schedule a short, 30-minute phone interview with Andrew, our CEO. During this time, you’ll get to know each other and dive into your background. If the phone interview indicates you’re a good addition to the team, you’ll be given a take home assignment and we’ll schedule a more in-depth technical interview with our team.

The technical interview will consist of 3 parts:
  1. Get to know the other Kritters and talk about your past projects.
  2. Code review - we’ll review the code you’ve written and talk through your decisions.
  3. System design - we’ll present a project and talk through the design and architecture of the system with you.
We will be looking for you to communicate effectively, write clean code, and discuss architecture trade-offs.

We’re looking to fill this position by May 15. During the process, we’ll do our best to let you know if it’s not going to be a good fit. Thank you for taking the time to read this far, we can’t wait to meet you!

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