Freelance Software Engineer at Justworks

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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

Justworks is looking for a Contract (perm to hire), Software Engineer to help us build and maintain the growing digital presence of our brand. As the first full time engineer on the Marketing team, this is an exciting opportunity to define the technical direction and culture of our team. 

This role collaborates with freelance engineers and internal technical teams to build web and digital experiences and ensure they are performant and reliable, with designers to create experiences our prospects and customers love, and with stakeholders across the company to help their ideas come to life. This role reports to the Experience Design Manager. 

If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, interested in building something meaningful, learning new technologies, and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you. 

Your Success ProfileWhat You Will Work On
  • Scope, prioritize, and execute against the website roadmap in collaboration with freelance engineers and the Experience Design managers
  • Design and implement solutions to provide value to our prospects and customers as quickly, reliably, and correctly as possible
  • Improve the performance, reliability, and scalability of our existing systems
  • Write clear documentation to ensure code reliability and ease of maintenance
  • Help define and communicate technical standards and best practices to stakeholders and non-technical project members
  • Work within and expand upon existing agile and sprint working methods
  • Perform other duties as assigned
How You Will Do Your Work

As a Software Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Asking questions to clarify scope and accomplishing straightforward tasks independently 
  • Working with teammates and stakeholders across the company to remove blockers and keep projects on track and within scope
  • Performing deep research and discovery (multi-day effort), and follow-up documentation/ presentation
  • Assisting in the resolution of incidents when necessary
  • Planning and delivering small to medium-scoped projects
  • Following up with stakeholders on clarifying requirements and raising concerns promptly
  • Understanding use cases and edge cases and conducting tests for them to reduce preventable bugs
  • Taking on operational / unplanned work (bugs, tech debt) and contributing to reducing the operational toil
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional hands-on experience
  • Experience with full project lifecycle; shipping features and projects from start to finish
  • Experience defining system architecture(s) and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs and capabilities
  • Experience working with design systems and component-based frontend
  • Experience shipping products with the technologies we use (Rails, React, Javascript…)
  • Experience with CMS systems
  • Experience working on both frontend and backend development
  • Experience supporting other non-technical roles and acting as a “tech lead”
Technologies We Use

Ruby on Rails, Javascript/React, Heroku, Git, Docker, Algolia, Salesforce, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics

Please Note: Justworks requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated within six weeks of their hire date as a condition of employment unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation. For additional information on our policy, please click here.Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

Our DEI Commitment

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Justworks’ new headquarters at 55 Water Street, located in downtown NYC overlooks the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Highly diverse management team
Justworks is committed to constantly improving our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the entire company.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Justworks has eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are all committed to making the company's work culture more diverse and inclusive.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Justworks offers its employees multiple wellness perks including access to Talkspace, Classpass, Gympass, and a complimentary membership to Headspace.
Mental Health Benefits
Justworks offers employees access to Talkspace and an annual complimentary membership to Headspace.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Justworks Family Matters Employee Resource Group hosts events throughout the year for employees and their families to participate.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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