Knotch is the Content Intelligence Platform that enables communications and marketing teams to measure, understand, and optimize content ROI across their digital efforts. Some of the world's largest brands such as JP Morgan Chase, Salesforce, AT&T, and Deloitte trust us to help them own their voice online, and we allow their customers to own theirs as well. This transparency and empowerment helps these communications become truly worthwhile for both creators and audiences. For more on Knotch's products, visit our website.
We’re proud of our team
We’ve been building our products since 2013, and our team has grown in size and in spirit. We recently ranked in the top 12% of fastest growing companies in America by Inc! Since the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve become remote-first, and we plan to stay that way. A flexible environment leads to a happy team as we’ve been named a Best Place to Work three years running by Built In NYC. If you’d like to speak with our recruiting team about the future of Knotch, feel free to connect with us on LinkedIn and learn about us further on our careers site.
Knotch Engineering Team
Knotch’s vision is to allow brands and consumers to own their voice online. Transparency through data is our ethos and something every member of our company takes seriously. Our Engineering Team loves to experiment, finds a deep joy in product iteration and achieves stability with thoughtful architecture and testing all while monitoring our performance and progress at every step.
We receive millions of web requests a day, process insights in real-time, and store gigabytes worth of information in our cloud-based architecture. These well-designed architectures, simple yet effective software implementations, and iterative executions have been the keys to our success thus far.
Our Lead Software Engineer, Back-end
As Knotch’s Lead Software Engineer on the Back-end, you will lead a growing team of four Back-end engineers on various internal and external APIs. Our leaders empower others to succeed by giving mentorship and guidance to their team members every day. You’ll be trusted by your team to guide their efforts in constructing these APIs as part of new features and new products. Your empathy and relentlessness are key traits that will help you remain resilient and connected to your team in a fast-paced environment like ours. Your investments in your team will directly impact our products and help Knotch scale as a company. You will work closely every day with your Back-end API team, our Engineering team leads, and Product/Project Managers, and you’ll report directly to our VP of Engineering, Sekhar Vajjhala.
How you’ll add value at Knotch:
- Manage a team of API Engineers through mentorship, test-driven development and pair-programming
- Write elegant and expressive Ruby on Rails for our backend APIs
- Adequately estimate your team’s work for on-time deliveries
- Scope product requirements with our Product team
- Design APIs with our Front-end team to deliver data to our clients' dashboards
- Seek to understand and improve upon our system architecture
You’ll be successful here if you:
- Have lead a team of engineers (any size) in at least one previous role
- Have built and maintained RESTful APIs in Ruby on Rails
- Are comfortable writing object-oriented code such as in Ruby on Rails
- Confidently write in SQL with aggregate functions on a regular basis
- Demonstrate pride in your experiences mentoring others
We also appreciate (but don’t require) experience with:
- ORMs such as ActiveRecord or Sequel
- Postgres specific functions
- Cloud architecture interactions, specifically in AWS
Knotch is an equal opportunity employer.
We strive to provide equal opportunities in all of our processes, including our hiring and employee experience.
We pride ourselves on our three values: transparency, relentlessness, and inclusiveness.
We commit to daily work towards leading with empathy, reducing bias through periodic training, and engaging with and uplifting communities of marginalized groups.
We condemn all forms of racism and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood status, veteran status, disability status or any other identifier.
We encourage all employees, clients, investors, candidates, vendors, and friends of Knotch to deliver honest feedback directly or anonymously so that we may always seek to improve as an organization that is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
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