Software Engineer at Popular Pays

| Chicago
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About us:

Popular Pays is a marketplace that connects brands and creators to produce custom content that works. Our primary product is a tech platform that streamlines the traditional content creation process providing marketers with the necessary tools to be successful in today’s modern social marketing landscape. 

Pop Pays is a Y Combinator alum – “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator” according to Fast Company – and our top-notch client list includes brands like Google, Macy’s, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Jim Beam, M&Ms, Amazon, Samsung, Corona, TOMS, and many more. 


The role:

We’re looking for a full-stack software engineer to join our team in Chicago. In this role you will help build our applications using primarily Ruby on Rails and Ember.js.

We’re looking for folks with 2+  years of professional experience to help us build out our SaaS Influencer/Creator product for Brands.


About You

  • You are a smart and engaging person who cares about solving business problems and can help our team keep a robust and sustainable pace.
  • You have the maturity and skill that comes with practical, hands-on technical experience.
  • You take pride in your work, but don’t attach your ego to it.
  • You have the confidence to express your opinions, but the humility to learn from your experience and listen to others.
  • You like working closely with others and thrive in a team setting.
  • You have a positive attitude and are interested in challenging and growing yourself as a part of a great team.


Had you been with us in the last month, you would have:

  • Collaborated with teammates to figure out the best way to tackle a user story from one of our projects.
  • Worked with and learned from experienced backend and frontend engineers.
  • Come into the office and been pleasantly surprised by the presence of donuts (at least once).
  • Reviewed code from your teammates for correctness, quality, and readability.
  • Had your code reviewed by your teammates for correctness, quality, and readability.
  • Deployed code to production almost as quickly as your code is merged.
  • Attended a retrospective and brainstormed solutions to problems in our development process and then worked with the team to implement them.
  • Taught something to a teammate.
  • Been mentored by a teammate.


What We Expect

  • Some general software development experience and a resume of building a web app or mobile app. 
  • Strong skills in Rails or Ember or Both.
  • Desire to learn best practices for creating and deploying modern web applications with things like automated testing and error monitoring. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical team members and stakeholders. 
  • A genuine interest in getting to know your teammates and authentic desire to build something worth sharing with them. 
  • These expectations are a guide; apply and tell us why you’d be great here even if you don’t meet them all!


Why You Should Work Here:

  • Talented teammates + access to the Y-Combinator network 
  • Flexible work hours and vacation 
  • Subsidized health care
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company 401(k)
  • Fully stocked pantry with snacks, coffee, tea, and more 
  • A fresh laptop, noise-cancelling headphones, & a motorized sit/stand desk 
  • An amazing office in West Loop
  • $1,750 bonus towards a travel/wellness experience after 2 years. Treat yo self!
  • A 4 week paid sabbatical after 5 years
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