Reverb
We're on a mission to make the world more musical.
Chicago, IL

Back End Engineer - Transactions

| Chicago
Reverb is a leading online marketplace for buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has built an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear. In 2019 Reverb was acquired by Etsy. With the added support of one of the largest online marketplaces, we are on a path to becoming the go-to site for musicians everywhere.
Our core belief is that music makes the world a better place. Through Reverb Gives, a portion of every sale provides students, teachers, and leaders of music programs across the world with instruments they need. During this very challenging time, we’re also doing our part to support small and boutique gear makers, local music shops around the world, and musicians who are losing income due to COVID-19.

About the role
The transactions team builds the Reverb payment platform in Rails and scales it to millions of users and a growing engineering team. We focus primarily on back end development, with the understanding and desire to work with front end technologies as needed. Team members take a pragmatic approach to product development through understanding and making well-reasoned technical decisions and tradeoffs. We participate in pairing sessions and code reviews, and research things independently. We elevate our fellow team members and other developers through continuous mentorship. At Reverb, we're more than engineers; we're product owners who want to interact with internal stakeholders, break down large problems, and follow up on the performance of our features to know how they directly impact the business.
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 stakeholders, fix bugs, and understand your impact on the business.
Self-motivation - taking the initiative to get things done by finding ways around potential roadblocks and proactively working with other team members to find right-sized solutions.
Leadership - you have a framework of how you want to quickly and safely ship software, are ready to implement that vision, and can instill that vision in others. 

Requirements:
  • 2+ years of professional experience with web technologies and applicable RDBMSes (we use Ruby on Rails and Postgres).
  • Comfort in your chosen languages and frameworks, but curiosity and ability to ramp up on new technologies quickly when called for.
  • Some comfort working at the command line is extremely helpful.
  • 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.
  • An inherent desire to solve challenging problems, while still maintaining clean, easily maintainable code.

About our compensation and benefits
Reverb offers compensation packages that include base, bonus, and equity in the form of Etsy restricted stock units. Some of our key benefits include:
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents (you read it right: no premiums!)
  • Life, AD&D, and supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
  • A matching 401(k)
  • A flexible take it as you need it PTO policy
  • 12 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Up to $7,500 reimbursement of adoption-related expenses
  • Ways to give back to you community through a charitable contribution match and volunteer time off

Additional Information
At Reverb, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Reverb is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 
This is a local position in Chicago. Please, no recruiter submissions.
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Open workspace conveniently located near the Paulina Brown Line.

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Reverb Benefits Overview

Beyond free lunches and ping pong tables, we love working at Reverb because we’re making an impact. We’re working to make the world more musical—both through our platform and by giving a portion of our proceeds to youth music education programs through Reverb Gives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Reverb Serves gives employees the opportunity to volunteer with local organizations, such as Notes for Notes—a nonprofit that runs a recording studio inside the local Boys & Girls Club.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Reverb Gives, a portion of every purchase made on Reverb helps youth music education programs get the musical instruments they need to make music.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Vision Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Health Insurance Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Reverb sponsors the [email protected] benefit, a family care service that can help you find caregivers for your whole family, including your child, parents/grandparents and/or pet.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Reverb offers a flexible PTO policy with no set minimum or maximum.
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees receive 40 hours per year (10 hours/quarter) of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Reverb provides Commuter Transit & Parking benefits through Wageworks. This program allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible commuting expenses.
Company Outings
Reverb’s holiday party is hosted at a local music venue, where dozens of bands comprised of various employees take the stage to perform everything from the Beastie Boys and Britney Spears to The Who
Some Meals Provided
Employees enjoy lunch from local restaurants via Fooda at least twice per month.
Happy Hours
Perform with your co-workers, learn how to play, or be your teammates’ biggest fan at monthly music-filled happy hours.
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass offers benefit-eligible employees (and up to 5 family members) unlimited access to thousands of fitness venues, featuring over 800 different activities at up to an 80% discount.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Grow professionally and personally through REV Talks, our regular workshops featuring topics ranging from meditation and healthy eating to “DJing 101.”
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Reverb Amplified is our cross-department mentorship program that allows you to get or give career advice, leadership coaching, and more.

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Back End Engineer - Transactions

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Senior Director of Product

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Senior Full Stack Engineer

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+37
Building the Reverb core Rails app and scaling it to millions of users and a growing engineering team. Developing and maintaining public-facing and internal APIs using gRPC, Protobufs, and Graphql. Taking a pragmatic approach to product development through understanding and making well-reasoned technical decisions and tradeoffs.  Participating in pairing sessions, code reviews, and researching things independently. Elevating your direct team members and other developers through continuous mentorship.  Being more than an engineer - a product owner who wants to interact with customers, break down large problems, and follow up on the performance of your features to know how they impact customers directly.

Senior Engineer, Infrastructure

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We're presently looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join our team. We’ve built our platform on top of AWS and strive to automate every manual process we can. We are a quickly growing team working on scaling our infrastructure while following best practices and taking the approach of documenting our infrastructure as code.