[LRUG] [JOBS] Full Stack Web Developer at Magnetic

Edmond Lepedus ed.lepedus at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 22 10:37:40 PDT 2015

> On 22 Jun 2015, at 17:51, gvim <gvimrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Salary not mentioned either. 

I generally consider that a good thing. It allows me to interpret it as 'If all else aligns, we will work out a suitable salary'. 

Far better than the hordes of chancers trying to hire 'team lead with 8+ years of experience' for £35k :P

- ed
>> On 22/06/2015 15:20, Stephen Henderson wrote:
>> *Full Stack Web Developer*
>> (Apply online via jobvite
>> <https://hire.jobvite.com/Jobs/Apply.aspx?v=1&j=obtf1fwE&rt=/Hiring/ViewJob.aspx> or
>> if you have any questions please contact stephen @ magnetic.com
>> <http://magnetic.com>)
>> Magnetic has been going through a period of rapid expansion and
>> following our recent merger with MyBuys
>> <http://www.magnetic.com/magnetic-culture/press-release-magnetic-mybuys-merge-announce-25-million-in-equity-funding/>
>> we have nearly tripled in size from where we were twelve months ago to
>> over 300 employees (including over 60 engineers). To ensure our service
>> scales in line with this expansion we are re-evaluating the architecture
>> of our core UI platform. We’re looking for disciplined polyglot
>> engineers to help us migrate to a revised UI stack based around
>> decoupled micro-services rather than the monolithic Rails stack we have
>> been using to date.
>> *What you'll be doing:*
>>  * Working with fellow members of our web guild to refactor our
>>    existing Rails-based UI into a scalable, multi-tier microservices
>>    platform
>>  * Working with our QA team to produce an end-to-end functional test suite
>>  * Working with product management to design and implement new features
>>    that delight our users
>>  * Researching and implementing features using new technologies and
>>    frameworks
>> *We’d like to talk to you if:*
>>  * You are a full stack web developer, experienced in or open to
>>    learning Rails
>>  * You are a polyglot developer comfortable coding in multiple languages
>>  * You believe there is more than one “right” solution to any tech
>>    challenge
>>  * You value expression of intent as much as performance in your code
>>  * You believe that testing is as important as coding
>>  * You have a solid background in SQL/RDBMS
>> *What we offer in return:*
>>  * Full funding for any global tech conference in which you are
>>    accepted as a speaker, and an annual budget to go to local tech
>>    conferences or training courses as an attendee
>>  * A relaxed and comfortable work atmosphere
>>  * A wide ranging benefits scheme including pension, medical & dental
>>    insurance, subsidised annual travel-pass and childcare vouchers
>>  * “No-policy” vacation and time off policy (you’ll just need your
>>    manager’s approval)
>>  * A results-oriented startup mindset, with sane working hours and a
>>    stable business model
>>  * Stock options.
>> *How we work:*
>> Until recently the Magnetic engineering department has followed a
>> traditional scrum/agile approach to team management. Following the
>> recent addition of MyBuys’ development teams in Ann Arbour (Detroit) and
>> San Mateo (California) we are now in the process of adopting the
>> “Spotify Agile
>> <https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/>”
>> approach for organising geographically distributed teams:
>>  * Two geographical “Tribes”: London/New York and Ann Arbour/San Mateo.
>>  * Cross-functional scrum “squads” of 4-6 developers within each tribe.
>>  * High-level “chapters” grouping developers by specialism within a
>>    tribe (web, data, qa, etc.).
>>  * Looser-level “guilds” grouping developers by specialism across tribes.
>>  * 2-week sprint cycles.
>>  * Quarterly company hackathons and dedicated tech-debt sprints.
>> *The Hiring Process:*
>> Our typical hiring process involves three stages and gives candidates a
>> chance to interact with both our London and NY development teams. We try
>> to make a final decision within three weeks of application where possible.
>> /Stage 1:/ Informal phone/skype call to discuss the role + the company
>> and to go over the candidate’s recent work experience (typically ~20-30
>> minutes). The goal of this stage is to ensure the candidate understands
>> the role and that it is a good fit for their experience level and career
>> goals.
>> /Stage 2:/ In-person interview with our London development team (~2
>> hours, during office hours). The goals of this stage are to gauge the
>> candidate’s ability to describe systems they’ve worked on and to test
>> basic coding and software design skills. This stage typically involves:
>>  * A white-board architecture exercise (e.g. "describe the system you
>>    are working on in your current role").
>>  * A coding exercise in the candidate’s preferred language + IDE/editor
>>    (or their own laptop). Candidates are expected to demonstrate
>>    knowledge of their preferred language’s standard data structures and
>>    how to write unit tests.
>>  * A datastore design/modelling exercise.
>>  * General technical questions based on the candidate’s CV.
>> /Stage 3:/ Video-link interview with members our NY team (~2 hours, can
>> be done in an evening after work). In this stage the focus is on testing
>> the candidate’s web-stack/ui knowledge explicitly as well as their
>> communication skills (since the role will involve a lot of collaboration
>> with our NY team). The exact format of this stage can vary depending on
>> how the candidate performed in stage 2. Typically it will involve
>> another coding exercise on a collaborative editing tool.
>> *Applying:*
>> You can apply online via jobvite here
>> <https://hire.jobvite.com/Jobs/Apply.aspx?v=1&j=obtf1fwE&rt=/Hiring/ViewJob.aspx> or
>> if you have any questions please contact stephen @ magnetic.com
>> <http://magnetic.com>
>> *About Magnetic:*
>> Magnetic, the leader in search retargeting, is a digital technology
>> company specializing in ad targeting solutions that combine intent data
>> with display advertising to power brand awareness and direct response
>> campaigns. Magnetic uses billions of search data queries and a
>> proprietary bidder to programmatically buy and reach audiences who have
>> signaled either interest or purchase intent where they spend 96% of
>> their time online – on news sites, blogs, e-commerce sites and social
>> networks. Founded with a specialized focus on search retargeting,
>> Magnetic’s advertising solutions also extend to site retargeting, and
>> include advanced media optimization and buying, and cross-channel
>> capabilities.
>> MyBuys has recently merged with Magnetic! Together, MyBuys and Magnetic
>> have a unique data set of online and offline information that creates a
>> single, comprehensive view of the consumer purchase journey across
>> channels, devices and buying stages. The scale and breadth of the
>> combined company will enable marketers to drive better marketing
>> performance and enhanced analytics and insights.
>> Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic also has offices in Los
>> Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Toronto and London. For more
>> information, please visit http://www.magnetic.com
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