Backend Software Engineer - Data Platform

| Austin
OJO Labs - Software Engineer
About OJO Labs

We are playing in the AI/machine learning space and striving to build conversational technology products that are indistinguishable from magic. We are proud to say that we have the best and brightest minds coming to work every day to build on a shared common vision. We hope to have an opportunity to meet you, learn about your experience and introduce you to the OJO team. 

About OJO Engineering

At OJO Engineering, we highly value a thirst for learning, the ability to collaborate, and passion for our customers. We are excited to tackle hard technical problems. We take our responsibility seriously as we use technology to help our customers make important, sometimes life changing, buying decisions. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside with some of the best engineers in Austin, come join us!

Responsibilities

  • Be part of a talented engineering team to build a compelling digital experience that engage with consumers who are in the process of making important purchasing decisions
  • Write code, write a lot of code, write better code while you are at it
  • Participate in building a strong culture that values learning and collaboration

What Does it Take to Succeed?

Must Haves:

  • 2-5 years of hands on development experience 
  • Strong communication skills
  • An appetite to learn the craft of software development
  • Proven interests in OJO and attention for details. Please put “Ada Lovelace” in your resume or your cover letter.
  • Comfortable with relational databases and SQL
  • Computer Science or other technical degree (or equivalent job experience)

Nice Haves:
  • Experience building maintainable systems supported by automated tests
  • Experience with Kotlin, Scala, Python, Akka, Spring, Postgres (and PostGIS), Elasticsearch, Redshift, and/or RabbitMQ

Who is OJO?
We are an Austin-based, early stage technology startup focused on fundamentally improving the way people make their most important decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. With offices in both Austin, TX and Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, we have over 250 employees globally. We were recently named to the A-List by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and awarded Austin Inno’s “50 on Fire” award which recognizes the hottest startups in Austin. Backed by top-tier VC's and industry veterans, we have managed to hire the best technical, product and operational minds to pursue this incredible opportunity. We know we’re onto something big and every new hire we make will have a significant impact on our evolving product, team and culture. 
What do we have to offer?
  • You get to work with the best of the best
  • A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
  • Competitive Salaries 
  • Equity 
  • Unlimited/Open PTO Policy 
  • Modern Downtown Austin Office 
  • Dog-Friendly Workplace 
  • Commuter Stipend or Free Parking 
  • 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums 
  • Promote from Within Philosophy 
  • Volunteer Program 
  • Optimum Workspace Subsidy
  • Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work! 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ReactFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We recently moved (Aug 2019) into our hip new SoCo office - with an unobstructed view of beautiful downtown Austin. Come check us out!

What are OJO Labs Perks + Benefits

OJO Labs Benefits Overview

* You get to work with the best of the best
* A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
• Competitive Salaries
• Equity
• Unlimited/Open PTO Policy
• Hip SoCo Austin Office
• Dog-Friendly Workplace
• Commuter Stipend or Free Parking
• Optimum Workspace Subsidy
• 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums
• Promote from Within Philosophy
• Volunteer Program (OJO Cares)
• Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Monthly volunteer program called OJO Cares. Each month we go out into the community as a group and give our time to a variety of causes. Our people drive which causes we choose and how we participate!
Partners with Nonprofits
We've worked with some really amazing charities! A few examples are: Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, Austin Animal Center, We are Blood, Safe Austin, Capital Area Foodbank, and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Culture Committee compromised of folks across all departments and job levels. This group helps shape the activities we do together as a team!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our Executive and Senior leadership teams are diverse and well-rounded.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a pet insurance policy as part of our dedicated dog-friendly workplace (though our plans cover more than just dogs - even exotic pets)! We have multiple coverage options to choose from.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We've recently partnered with Equinox gym (located in our building) to have OJO specific rates and special classes just for us!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Competitive compensation plans.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We believe life is what happens outside of the office, and we support our team's individual needs to manage their schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
OJO holds semi-annual organized family events (such as Family Field Day in the summer) as well as various other options such as family-friendly volunteer opportunities through OJO Cares.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our open PTO policy includes vacation and sick time, as well as anything else needed for our employees to manage their personal leave.
Paid Volunteer Time
We have a monthly volunteer program that provides opportunities to our team to give back to the community.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 42 days of paid sabbatical after their first 6 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Special rates at Equinox gym, a company offered subsidy and OJO only classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OJO has lots of growth and learning opportunities!
Lunch and learns
Our Data Science and Engineering teams hold regular lunch and learns ranging from beginner to advanced topics.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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