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Senior Software Engineer

About ShortStack

Founded in 2010, ShortStack is a well-established tech company with the spirit of a startup. We pride ourselves on maintaining a work culture that is collaborative, innovative, and flexible. Our commitment to a 4-day work week (32 hours) and a fully remote environment makes us unique in the industry. As a small company, we offer challenges and experiences that are difficult to find in larger corporations. If you are self-motivated, comfortable working independently and seeking a work environment that encourages autonomy and life-work harmony, ShortStack could be the perfect fit for you

About the Role

We're seeking a self-driven Senior Software Engineer proficient in Ruby on Rails and Vue to join our team and commit long-term. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to be involved in the entire software development lifecycle, from conceptualization to execution. You will play a pivotal role in our engineering team, directly influencing our product development and roadmap. Your contribution will significantly impact our customers and our company's ongoing success. This is a non-managerial position because we are a small team, so it’s ideal if you prefer coding over managing.


  • Develop, test, and maintain web applications using Ruby on Rails and Vue.
  • Collaborate with the product team to design innovative software solutions.
  • Identify, prioritize, and execute tasks in the software development lifecycle.
  • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
  • Participate in updating our system architecture for scalability, reliability and security.


  • Prefer 10+ years of software development experience.
  • Prefer 5+ years of Ruby on Rails experience.
  • Prefer 3+ years of Vue experience.
  • Prefer 2+ years of AWS experience.
  • Experience with Docker, CI/CD, and MySQL is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Proven experience designing, building, and maintaining software applications emphasizing security and scalability.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering best practices such as code reviews, testing, and version control.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a passion for producing high-quality software.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • A degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field is helpful.
  • Any UI design experience is a plus.

What We Offer

  • Fully remote work with a flexible schedule and a 4-day work week (32 hours).
  • Untracked vacation time.
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer match.
  • Employer-paid health, dental and vision for you, and we cover 50% of the premiums for dependents.
  • Opportunities to work on challenging projects and acquire new skills.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment where independence and self-motivation are highly valued.
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary commensurate with experience.

At ShortStack, we believe in a diverse and inclusive environment and are an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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