Mimir Is Looking For A Full Stack Engineer!

Mimir is Y Combinator and venture backed startup in Indianapolis, Indiana focused on creating products to better computer science education. We’re hiring rapidly to help us meet the education needs of instructors and students all over the world. Our primary product, Mimir Classroom, is deployed in dozens of universities and allows computer science instructors to teach their courses more effectively.

If you’re looking to be challenged every day, make a huge impact, and help define the future of computer science education, then you're the person we're looking for.

The Role

As a Full Stack Engineer, you'll work directly with the founders of Mimir to help improve the user experience of our Classroom product. Our primary product's front end is written in React.js and its back end is written in Ruby on Rails. Expertise in these libraries is valuable, but not required.

In a typical work week, you'll find yourself working closely with the engineering team to plan, assign, and develop features that improve the experience of students and instructors using our platform. You will often develop some features on your own thanks to your ability to code on both the backend and frontend. You will also often find yourself working with other engineers to create large, sweeping features that come together through effective collaboration. Our team is small, yet productive, so you'll get to know all your employees well and you'll see your efforts reflected in production quickly and reliably.

As an early member of our company, your input will be highly valued when we make decisions about technologies, task planning, and company direction.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Experience in Javascript, Ruby, or another web application framework.

What we’re looking for

We want developers who think critically and ask questions. Hunger for knowledge and the ability to learn fast are extremely important qualities in a Mimir team member.

We value code correctness, readability, and elegance over speed. Efficient code is important, but it should never come at the cost of an ugly codebase.

We love to talk tech. Our engineering staff is constantly discussing new technologies, libraries, and frameworks even when we have no immediate use for them. We consider interest in the quickly moving tech world to be a valuable trait which will help us make critical technology decisions as we grow.

Skills & Concepts

Mastery in these concepts is not required, but will give you a leg up on the competition

  • Ruby
  • Rails and it's quirks and conventions
  • Javascript
  • React.js and it's functional principles
  • ES6/7/8 and modern Javascript practices
  • Experience in the rest of our tech stack is not required, but could be beneficial to know:
    • Database: PostgreSQL
    • Back-end: Ruby on Rails
    • Front-end: React, Flow, SCSS, Webpack
    • Testing: RSpec, Testcafe
    • Infrastructure: Amazon S3, EC2, RDS, Gitlab CI, Docker

Company Culture

We believe the best work is done when employees feel comfortable and excited about their work environment. We’ve been known to race drones around the office and occasionally it’s essential to determine who is the best Super Smash Bros. player in the room. While we love to mess around here and there, we don’t let it affect our productivity. Every day should bring real sense of progress towards our milestones.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • 401(k)
  • As a member of YCombinator’s S15 batch, Mimir often has opportunities to connect you with other founders, developers, and investors in Silicon Valley and the Midwest.
  • Casual dress code
  • On-site gym membership
  • Relocation available
  • Healthcare (HRA plan)
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Education stipend
  • Vacation stipend
  • Free downtown parking

Visas

While we’d love to expand our search to outside the United States, we do not currently have the facilities to help you get a US Visa. For this reason we are only hiring people already eligible to work in the United States.