Since launching in 2013, Reverb.com has grown into the world’s most popular music gear site, connecting millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration they need to make music. Our growing team comes to work each day to make Reverb the best place for musicians and music lovers to buy, sell, and learn about music gear.

Senior Full-Stack Developer at Reverb.com

 We build primarily in Ruby/Rails, Python, Go and React, but we value identifying the right language/framework for the job.  We believe in fast development cycles, clean architecture, test driven code, fast specs, hypermedia APIs, service oriented architecture, contributing to open source, and continuous deployment.

Everyone at Reverb takes creative initiative, helps set their own priorities, and comes up with new ways to grow the business. Our software engineers take pride in crafting great software but take even more pride in product ownership, taking ideas from concept to release and beyond. Not sure what it's like to work here? Check this out: https://product.reverb.com/
Here are the qualities we look for in our potential hires:
Product ownership – we are not just software engineers and designers. At Reverb, you’ll be expected to track the performance of features you release, talk to customers, and help figure out next steps to grow the business.
​Self-motivation - taking initiative to just get things done. Have an idea? Find someone else to help you make it a reality rather than waiting for work to be assigned.
Responsibilities:
  • Building the Reverb core Rails app and refactoring existing code to higher quality standards.
  • Developing public facing and internal JSON APIs (we use Grape and Golang to build these).
  • Having a deep understanding of your chosen languages and frameworks, enough to understand and make tradeoffs.
  • Participating in pairing sessions, code reviews, and researching things independently.
  • Being more than an engineer - a product owner who wants to interact with customers, break down large problems, help set your own priorities, and follow up on the performance of your features to know how they impact customers directly.
Requirements:
  • Professional experience with React, Ruby 2, Rails 4 and Postgres or other RDBMS.
  • Experience with unit testing (whether TDD, BDD, or spike it first and test it later) and a desire to push everyone to do better.
  • Great communication skills and the desire to collaborate across departments and with customers.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Redis, Docker - huge pluses.
What you'll get:
  • Competitive salary and stock options in a high growth company.
  • No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative is valued.
  • Health insurance and a healthy work environment-- no 80 hour weeks.
  • 401k with 4% match.
  • Flexible vacation and sick days.
  • A MacBookPro, monitor, keyboard, mouse of your choice. Even a stand up desk if you want!
  • Discounts on music gear.
This is a local position in Chicago, please no remote workers or recruiters.

Company Reviews

There's a spirit of innovation and reinvention here that cuts across all departments and initiatives. The fact that it's all focused on music and musicians makes this an absolutely ideal workplace.
Dan Orkin
Director of Content
at Reverb.com
I love working at Reverb because we manage to move forward at blistering speed without sacrificing quality. Come join us if you're interested in short feedback loops from both customers & coworkers.
Nate Delage
Senior Developer
at Reverb.com
Reverb has established a culture that harnesses potential and encourages growth. If you have an idea or an interest, you’re encouraged to speak up and pursue it.
Carly Smith
Assistant Editor
at Reverb.com
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Why work with us
In the past year, we’ve doubled our revenue and headcount — and we remain as obsessed as ever with making it easy to buy and sell music gear online. Why? Because we think the world would be a better place if there was more music in it. We’re looking for builders, thinkers, and doers who want to make an impact at the intersection of music and tech.
Culture
When you blend the music and tech industries and add in some of the most creative and passionate minds in the business, you get meaningful work, endless growth opportunities, and lots of impromptu in-office jam sessions. At Reverb, regardless of your title or department, you’re encouraged to - and rewarded for - speaking up and taking chances.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive salary and stock options in a high-growth company
Flexible vacation and sick days
No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative are valued
Discounts on music gear
100% coverage on health insurance and a healthy work environment
Open, loft-style workspace conveniently located near the Paulina Brown Line
401k with 4% match

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