Software Engineer (Web Developer)

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Custom Ink - Fairfax, VA 22031

Are you driven to build problem-solving applications? Do you get energized by collaborating with - and learning alongside - super-talented team members? Are you passionate and pragmatic about the craft of writing code? And, do you like to have fun while you’re at it? If so - and you have the track record to back it up - read on!

Our Engineering teams work on both front and back end applications. Whether you’re passionate about building tools that enable our business to get the job done or want to empower our customers to realize their creative potential through tools like our design lab - this could be the place for you.

What sets us apart?

  • We win awards. We've won a Google mobile web hack-a-thon, ranked in the top 10 of DC area companies that tech talent wants to work (through Hired’s Global Brand Health Report) and our Design team took 2nd place in an Adobe design contest. Custom Ink also has an award winning culture
  • We’re involved in the engineering community. We attend, speak at, and host engineering related events, like Code and Coffee, Papers We Love, 757rband RubyLoCo
  • We're dedicated to Innovation. We are passionate about trying new things and we follow through with 10% time and hosting regularly scheduled full-team hack-a-thons.

Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel for groups and communities, is all about bringing people together. That's what inspires our innovative online platform, world-class customer support, and award-winning work environment. With 1,600+ team members (“Inkers”), we are passionate about the success and well-being of our team and have earned frequent recognition as a top workplace from such organizations as Fortune Magazine and The Washington Post. Our customers are counting on us to come through for them, and that’s important to all Inkers - no matter what role they’re in.

How you’ll make a difference:

You’ll be part of our larger technology team and ensure that applications used by our teams and customers alike are modern, powerful, and deliver on our promise of a WOW! experience for both our team and customers. Millions of Custom Ink customers and hundreds of team members interact with our tools and so you’re work will ensure those interactions are seamless and intuitive. Whether focused on business or consumer facing applications, you’ll directly contribute to the evolution of the tools that keep Custom Ink growing!

What you’ll do:

Our engineering teams work proactively to solve challenges associated with a growing, high-volume, customer-driven ecommerce and retail business. In this role, you’ll be a full stack engineer with ownership of critical functionality related to the Custom Ink platform and work collaboratively on continuous innovation to ensure we deliver an optimal Web experience for our customers and intuitive tools for the Inkers that come through for them. This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys the rhythm of agile, test-driven development cycles and the rewards that come with delivering technology that has instant impact on a growing business.

Measures of success:

  • You are a contributor to our culture. You help to evolve our software practices by participating in (or leading) design sessions, brown bag sessions, and team discussions
  • You consistently commit to building high quality software. You strive to commit well designed and maintainable code with low defect rates
  • You complete your assigned tasks in a timely manner. You identify gaps in your requirements and immediately raise concerns along with proposed solutions
  • You will demonstrate ownership of our software and applications by resolving defects (your own or your team’s), keep gems/modules/frameworks up to date, and support the team in emergency situations (attacks or outages)

What we look for:

  • Work experience in designing, developing, and maintaining public-facing Web applications deployed in the AWS environment
  • Background in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems preferred
  • Full stack engineer - You are comfortable in the browser, the database, and everything in between
  • Deep commitment to test driven development, and examples of how you've incorporated it into recent projects
  • Demonstrated and documented interest in dynamic Web languages, evolving frameworks, AWS/serverless platforms and other progressive technologies that could be applied to improving the Custom Ink Web experience
  • Well qualified candidates would also have experience with the following: Ruby, Rails (or equivalent MVC framework), SQL, JavaScript (React/Redux), Git. Experience with comparable web frameworks will be considered as well.

Our stack: AWS, Ruby, Rails, Node, JavaScript, React/Redux,, MySQL, Linux, Git

In addition, you must share our company values—practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership and driving and embracing Innovation.

Cover letters are strongly preferred when submitting this application. While cover letters are not required, they are highly valued. CustomInk values individuality, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice.

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