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Senior Full-Stack Web Developer, Enterprise

| Greater NYC Area

Salary: $110,000 - $140,000

 

At Stack Overflow, our mission is to serve developers. Whether we’re helping developers get answers to their questions or find new jobs, we build products that make millions of developers’ lives better every day. Our goal is to create a community and a company where every developer feels welcome to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Stack Overflow for Enterprise gives organizations a private, secure home for their team’s questions and answers, as well as a robust set of tools to manage their community. As a full-stack web developer on the Enterprise team, you’ll join a cross-disciplinary team of developers, designers, and product managers working on new and existing features and bugs.

Recent and upcoming projects include:

  • Creating a Single Sign-On framework to make authentication as easy as possible for customers.
  • Improving our search algorithms to help developers find the answers they need across both public and private Stack Overflow Q&A.
  • Designing and implementing V2 of Enterprise instance monitoring to ensure that our customers are having an excellent and bug-free experience. The challenge is in reporting general metrics (like exception counts, questions asked and answered counts, etc.) without accessing or transmitting any private or secure customer data or PII.

You'll work primarily in our main tech stack of C#, ASP.NET, and Microsoft SQL Server, with supporting technologies like Redis, TypeScript, and Elasticsearch. The Enterprise team also makes use of Azure and other containerization technologies. If you’re not familiar with our specific tech stack, we'll pair you with mentors who will help you bridge the gaps. We do expect to see some existing enterprise-level experience in the successful candidate for this role.

We’re a remote-first team. Whether you work remotely or work out of our New York office, you’ll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Trello, Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams). While we’re generally very flexible on working hours, for this position you’ll need to have a wide coverage of our customers from Europe to West Coast US. As a result you’ll be expected to work roughly New York time zone hours.

This role also requires occasional flexibility in working hours. Many of our customers expect software deployments, upgrades, and hotfixes to be installed during off-business hours (such as early mornings or late evenings). In addition, some debugging with customers will occasionally be required, at the convenience of their working hours. These tasks are fairly infrequent (We tend to deploy 3 major releases per year, with a few hotfixes as-needed). We also believe in strong work-life balance and provide comp time during regular working hours for each extra hour worked. The successful candidate should be aware of these expectations and be comfortable with occasionally flexible working hours (and the ensuing flexible time off in lieu). Emergencies and “on call” events are very rare - you should not expect work to intrude on your weekends.

Skills and Requirements

We expect to see:

  • Solid programming skills in your language of choice (not necessarily ours) and a track record of getting stuff done.
  • 5+ years full-stack web dev experience with any major server-side stack, relational database, and modern front-end (JS, HTML, CSS). Experience in our stack is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Prior enterprise-level development and lifecycle experience. You’ve worked on a large enterprise-class product before.
  • Self-motivating, self-directing and a great communicator.

We like to see (but not required):

  • Experience working remotely and/or working with teams that are distributed geographically.
  • Experience shipping features in a fast-moving, cross-disciplinary team (Product Managers, Designers, UX Researchers, Product Marketing, etc).
  • An active Stack Overflow profile, open source code, example projects that you're proud of (whether open source or worked on at a previous job), or any other evidence of your passion for building great software.
  • Knowledge of how Stack Overflow works from our blog and podcasts.
  • Experience with Stack Overflow for Teams or Stack Overflow for Enterprise.

When you apply… Please include an up-to-date resume. We also strongly encourage you to include a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working at Stack Overflow.

What you’ll get in return:

  • Flexible hours
  • 20 days paid vacation + holidays
  • Completely free health insurance - no copay, no premiums (US residents)
  • Generous parental leave (12-16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Employees will never be poked with a sharp stick

If you want to work remotely…. We’ll help you set up a great home office, with an ergonomic chair, standing desk, and any other equipment you need to do your job.

If you want to work in our office… You’ll get your own private office in our headquarters in New York City, and enjoy additional benefits like free lunch every day prepared by our own in-house chefs, transportation reimbursement, and all the espresso you can drink.

About Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

We partner with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, and enable the world's developers. Our products and services are focused on developer marketing, technical recruiting, market research, and enterprise knowledge sharing.

We believe in hiring smart people and getting out of their way. We have an office in New York with some of the best amenities of any New York startup, and we have people who work remotely all over the world. We keep meetings and ceremony to an absolute minimum.

What we value:

  • Servant Leadership: We lead by empowering and inspiring people to do their best work, not by micromanaging. We hire smart people, set them up for success, then get out of their way.
  • Collaboration: The best products are created when people from different backgrounds and disciplines work closely together in an environment of respect and trust.
  • Transparency: Trust is built on openness and transparency. If there is not a good reason to keep it a secret, we share it. For example, we share our complete engineering salary formula.
  • Inclusion: We do our best work when we can be our whole selves at work. We’re committed to policies and benefits that support people, and leaders who foster an open and inclusive culture.

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this:

Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity. Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check and upon having the appropriate legal right to work.

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Conveniently located in lower Manhattan, just blocks from the water with unbelievable 360º views of the city, East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

An Insider's view of Stack Overflow

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

One of the reasons I came to Stack Overflow is the trust they place in people. If you are hired here, it means they trust you to get stuff done and manage your time. That means we have a lot of latitude to set our schedules, work where we want, and plan our work.

Mark

Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work with almost every team at the company to bring new products and features to market: with product managers, UX, and designers to shape the user experience; with Sales, Support, and community managers to communicate new features; and with Content and Digital to run campaigns that engage and delight our users.

Elaine

Product Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined SO 1yr ago as a fresh grad- I have since earned 3 promotions, 3 raises, and a wealth of sales knowledge and acumen. This is not just a result of my hard work- it reflects my coworkers' dedication to support and friendliness; I owe much to the geniality and knowledge of my colleagues. I cannot picture a better starting point for my career.

Abe

Senior Account Executive

What is your vision for the company?

We believe that developers are writing the script for the future, and Stack Overflow is in a unique position to reach and influence that community. My vision is for us to continue to grow Stack Overflow as a community where any developer from any background can learn, share their knowledge, and build their career.

David

President & CTO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating! I am surrounded by leaders, mentors and peers who just want me to succeed and are constantly cheering me on. The people on my team, get me so excited to come to work everyday and make an impact!

Stephanie

Operations Manager, Customer Success

What are Stack Overflow Perks + Benefits

Stack Overflow Benefits Overview

From the beginning, Stack Overflow’s mission has been to be the best place anyone has ever worked. We make an extra effort to provide everything a person could ever want in a company, from completely free medical insurance to on-site chef prepared meals everyday at noon. Stack Overflow truly cares about our employees as people, and we have provided benefits that reflect how people really live.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the costs of preventative care, including x-rays for you and your family!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan cover you and your family with a $150 credit towards lenses or frames each year for after a $20 copay for an eye exam.
Health Insurance Benefits
Stack Overflow covers 100% of the medical costs, from prescriptions to copays to major medical events (such as births!) through an employer-funded HRA.
Life Insurance
Employees are provided a $50,000 life insurance policy, with no premiums associated. If you would like supplemental insurance over and above that, a small amount will be deducted from your paycheck.
Wellness Programs
In addition to reimbursing up to $150 per month toward gym memberships or fitness class costs, we host regularly host yoga in our office.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Stack Overflow provides a Roth IRA and Regular 401(K) options for our employees.
401(K) Matching
Stack Overflow matches 100% of employee contributions up to 3% on earnings and 50% of employee contributions between 3% and 5% of earnings.
Company Equity
As Stack Overflow isn’t public, employees are provided stock options upon their start, and then issued more upon later in their tenure for evergreen or promotion grants.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All of our employees receive stock options with their offer letter.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Stack Overflow allows employees to participate in a DCA (Dependent Care Account), and employees can put up to $5,000 a year pre-taxed toward expenses for day camps, preschool, or au pair fees.
Generous Parental Leave
For employees who have worked here a year, Stack Overflow provides 16 weeks at 100% pay for all primary caregivers, and 10 weeks at 100% pay for all secondary caregivers. This goes for adoptions, too.
Flexible Work Schedule
Stack has employees all over the world across many departments. While in the NY office hours are generally 9am-5pm, it is flexible and employees can generally work the hours they choose.
Remote Work Program
Stack Overflow is very much a remote-friendly company. Nearly 30% of our employees are remote. We encourage Slack chats and video meetings. If you are full-time remote, you even get a desk and chair.
Family Medical Leave
Stack Overflow provides 12 weeks of unpaid time, and also 7 days of paid leave per 12-month period in order to provide care for a family member who requires it of the employee.
Adoption Assistance
We assist our employees by offering financial assistance in the adoption of a child. We'll reimburse up to $5,000 to use towards legal expenses, adoption agencies or other adoption professional fees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Each US employee at Stack Overflow earns 20 vacation days on a regular accrual schedule per paycheck. Upon reaching the third year of employment, employees earn 25 days per year.
Sabbatical
Our employees work really hard, so by the time they’ve reached their 5th year of employment, they’ve earned dedicated time to relax and reset! Stack Overflow provides 4 weeks of paid time off.
Paid Holidays
Stack Overflow provides paid time off on all major federal holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Stack Overflow has unlimited sick days, though if employees are out more than a consecutive seven days, they could be eligible for Short Term Disability Leave and covered through our insurance.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We don’t have beer on tap, but we do have cold brew on tap! Our beverage fridge is stocked up on Thursdays and Fridays so employees can unwind at the end of the week.
Casual Dress
Stack Overflow employees are encouraged to wear whatever makes them comfortable! Jeans and t-shirts are the norm. Whenever you see someone in a suit, you know they are here interviewing! :)
Commuter Benefits
Stack Overflow provides $130 toward commuter fees each month. Employees can choose between most NYC public transportation options include a monthly unlimited metrocard (most common).
Company Outings
Since so many teams have members who operate across many locations, department meet-ups are typically scheduled annually. For office locations, there are typically two off-site parties a year.
Free Daily Meals
Stack Overflow is lucky to have talented chefs and kitchen crew who work hard to provide delicious and nutritious lunches each day the office is open.
Game Room
While Stack doesn’t have a designated game room, there are various gaming stations throughout the office, including but not limited to: an Xbox, a Nintendo Switch, a dart board, and a ping pong tabl
Stocked Kitchen
If chefs preparing lunches weren’t enough for you, Stack Overflow also provides fully stocked pantry shelves ("Snack Overflow"), fresh fruit, fridges, and cabinets for all breakfast and snack needs.
Fitness Subsidies
Stack Overflow reimburses up to $150 per month toward gym memberships or fitness class costs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Stack Overflow reimburses up to $1,750 and three paid work days per year for relevant conferences or workshops to eligible technical staff. This includes travel budget.
Tuition Reimbursement
Stack Overflow provides employees who have been employed for 6 months with up to $5,250 in employer education assistance benefits tax-free each year for undergraduate or graduate courses that qualify.
Diversity Program
Stack Overflow takes diversity and inclusion seriously and firmly believes diverse teams build better products. We have several active affinity groups who host Slack channels and meetups.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We really think about the experiences of our employees and how we can make lives easier. Little things like the remote employee holiday party stipend, or the take out reimbursement for new parents - these are small gestures, but show how we really understand our employees and support them in each aspect of their lives. Stack Overflow truly believes in everyone being able to bring their full selves to work.

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