Job: Senior Rails Engineer at Chartable
Full-time · NYC or remote in US
Chartable is the podcast measurement company.
We believe audio is the next great medium. That’s why we help tens of thousands of podcasters, from the niche-iest indies to the largest media companies in the world grow their audiences. And we help advertisers understand and harness the power of audio by measuring their ads’ effectiveness, so the most engaging content gets rewarded.
We’re looking to hire a senior Rails engineer to ensure our customer-facing dashboards can keep up with our growth.
Why this role matters
We've got a great engineering team that's handling both the data pipeline (handling billions of events/month) and React frontend—and we need some senior Rails expertise to round out the team. You'll work closely with our cofounder and President/CTO, Harish Agarwal, along with our other engineers to both optimize existing product, and build new APIs for consumption by the frontend.
We’re a young company in a growing market, funded by top-tier investors including Initialized Capital, Naval Ravikant, Greycroft, Ryan Hoover, and others. You'll have the opportunity to own major parts of the product and the company, alongside great benefits (medical, dental, gym, vacation, etc), and a generous options grant.
We don't care about where you went to school, or whether you have a Big Name on your résumé. We love to work with people who are driven, kind, and proactive. Though we're based in New York, we're open to working with anyone within the continental US. (We're unfortunately unable to accept international applicants.)
You will...
  • Work with the CTO to improve (and eventually own) the backend of the existing Rails monolith
  • Work with the founders & other engineers to define and build our engineering culture
  • Help define your projects and own their execution, from design brief to coding to launch and metrics
  • Manage competing priorities against deadlines
  • Take responsibility for the code you own and improve our codebase with your presence
  • You have...
  • 5+ years of deep, hands-on experience working with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience improving (and writing tests for) a legacy application
  • A love of optimizing Ruby/Rails code
  • A track record of launching successful projects
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills (Native English proficiency not required)
  • Ideally, a love of podcasting
  • How we work
    We're a young company, but we've thought a lot about the culture we're creating and the way we work (with inspiration from & thanks to AngelList, Netflix, Patreon, and Carta). Here are our core values and behaviors.
    ❤️ Be kind and candid 🎯
  • It's always worth the effort to be both kind and direct.
  • Agree and commit. If that's not possible, disagree and commit.
  • Respect and embrace diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas.
  • No brilliant jerks. No nitpicking. No bike-shedding.
  • 😀 Be optimistic
  • This is creative work. Creating is for optimists.
  • Believe in yourself and your teammates.
  • Believe in what you're building.
  • Give new ideas room to grow.
  • 🥇 Be ambitious for our customers
  • Our customers have been generally underserved. We should wildly exceed their expectations.
  • Obsess over the customer experience.
  • Hide complexity from our customers.
  • 📊 Get the data
  • Learn by shipping. Launching & learning is better than deliberating.
  • Own the outcome. Get data on what's working and what isn't.
  • Share lessons learned, including negative results.
  • Strong opinions, weakly held. Be willing to change your mind.
  • 🏃‍♂️ Do great work sustainably
  • 90% of success is a grind.
  • Doing the hard work is what makes you and the company valuable.
  • We judge the company (and each other) on results.
  • Results are often, but not always, linked to effort.
  • Results don't matter if you don't take care of yourself.
  • 👩‍💻 Think together, execute independently
  • Do creative work, like roadmapping and product specs, together and synchronously.
  • Do independent work, like coding, solo and asynchronously.
  • Prefer asynchronous communication.
  • Keep meetings small and short.
  • Who you'll work with
    Harish Agarwal
    Harish Agarwal
    Cofounder & President
    Harish started his tech career as a co-founder and CTO of Octopart, an early YCombinator-backed company (W07) which was acquired by Altium in 2015. He was most recently at AngelList, where he led a team of five engineers and designers developing the talent marketplace.
    His favorite podcasts include Recode Decode, The Lawfare Podcast, and Slow Burn.
    Dave Zohrob
    Dave Zohrob
    Cofounder & CEO
    Prior to cofounding Chartable, Dave was a Venture Hacker at AngelList, where he founded AngelList's recruiting platform and NYC office. He previously cofounded two startups and was an engineer at HOTorNOT and Microsoft.
    His favorite podcasts include Slow Burn, Switched On Pop, a16z, and Conversations with Tyler.
    Our investors
    We're fortunate to work with some of the best investors in the world, including:
    Weekend Fund
    Naval Ravikant
    Jim Young
    Lukas Biewald's AngelList syndicate
    including many of our close friends and family 🙏
    Apply now
    We care about diversity and are seeking people who love to learn and collaborate in an inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
    Please note: we will not work with recruiters.