Staff Engineer at G2 | Powderkeg

**About G2 - Our People **

G2 was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. At the heart of our community and culture are our people. Our global G2 team comes from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and that’s what makes our G2 community strong and vibrant. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, and we do this through our company and team events, our G2 Gives charitable initiatives, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Our employee-led, leadership-supported ERGs celebrate the diversity of our team, foster inclusivity and belonging, and create a space to connect to each other. Through connections and understanding, we build a stronger and more dynamic global team and help every person reach their personal peak.

We support our employees by offering generous benefits, such as flexible work, ample parental leave, and unlimited PTO. Click here to learn more about our benefits.

About G2 - The Company

When you join G2, you join the global team behind the largest and most trusted software marketplace. Every month, 5.5 million people come to G2 to inform smarter software decisions based on honest peer reviews. Authenticity is our focus, and every day we help thousands of companies, and hundreds of employees, propel their potential. Ready for meaningful work that starts and ends with compassion and heart? You’ve come to the right place.

G2 is going through exciting growth! We’ve recently secured our Series D funding of $157 million, which will further allow us to grow and develop our product and people. Read about it here!

About The Role

At G2 we make solutions with Ruby on Rails and React with an emphasis on good code design and quality. We enjoy quarterly weeks of creativity where engineers get the opportunity to work on real issues that they see our customers encounter. Apply and start a conversation today if you wish to join an experienced and passionate team whose authenticity and kindness will help you grow.

**In This Role, You Will: **

  • Report to an Engineering Manager dedicated to the delivery team

  • Work in close coordination with designers, product managers, developers, and partners to ensure consistent flow of product driven value, from its inception to delivery

  • Build a high quality, stable, secure, and well-tested web application

  • Track metrics alongside core features to help make informed decisions

  • Ensure quality releases by writing tests covering unit, integration and functional requirements

  • Interview prospective engineering candidates

  • Guide squad engineers through feature breakdown and technical decisions

  • Use patterns of code decomposition to break down tasks into deliverable solutions

  • Actively monitor / participate in Support conversations for the squad's product(s)

  • Lead conversations (PR reviews, etc) for the squad to learn together, share industry best practices,
    and build chemistry

  • Mentor engineers for their personal growth by building a culture of learning and curiosity. Including:

    • Facilitate the onboarding of new engineers to the squad, ensuring all G2 systems and code patterns are well understood
    • Establish feedback channels to foster technical growth and decision making
    • Identifying strategic opportunities to facilitate / demonstrate personal growth
    • Pairing as necessary, to simplify complex topics and architecture

Minimum Qualifications:

We realize applying for jobs can feel daunting at times. Even if you don’t check all the boxes in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.

  • 6+ years of programming experience, in a web environment
  • Proficient in multiple languages, preferably Ruby and JavaScript
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Understand software architectures and how they are applied in context; best practices in more than one language
  • Opinionated about how applications should be built, based on your experience delivering software
  • Balance development with collaborative meetings
  • Prior pairing or mentoring experience

What Can Help Your Application Stand Out:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a completed bootcamp
  • Hands-on experience with Ruby on Rails or React
  • Experience building large scale web applications
  • Proven ability to mentor engineers

Our Commitment to Inclusivity and Diversity

At G2, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where people of every background can thrive and feel welcome. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, or marital, veteran, or physical or mental disability status. Learn more about our commitments here.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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