Sr. Full Stack Engineer

| Chicago

Paro is seeking a self-starting full-stack software engineer to join our growing team of developers. The ideal candidate is excited about working in an open, collaborative environment and is eager to contribute to the shape and culture of our developmental process. You are creative, flexible and enjoy having impactful input to every aspect of the development life cycle.

Why Paro?

Vision: We are creating an alternative employment model for the future of finance work. By capitalizing on the rise of the freelance/gig economy, we are disrupting the $150bn antiquated accounting industry.

Through technology, we bring work directly to the highest quality finance and accounting professionals and provide them with the tools they need to manage and grow their own books of business. At the end of our day, our purpose is simple: Empower people to do what they love.

Culture: Collaboration is key to the Paro Home Team. Together, we curate an open environment and encourage constant feedback to create great experiences for our freelancers and guarantee success for our clients. We live and breathe our values and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

What We Do

We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances. Paro matches businesses with the highest vetted bookkeepers, accountants, financial analysts, and CFOs who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We only accept 2% of applicants into our highly curated network of experts, so clients know they’re working with the best of the best.



You also have:

  • 5 - 7 years of web application development experience
  • Solid proficiency in delivering stable, scalable web applications
  • Experience creating/consuming API endpoints and maintaining stateful application performance
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks: Angular and Serverless framework in a Typescript Node environment
  • Interest in keeping up to date & implementing newer technologies like GraphQL via Apollo and Testing via Jest
  • An understanding of coding fundamentals: Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Coding Patterns
  • Sample portfolio (code or public facing web build) is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to shift gears quickly and multi-task
  • Self-motivated: you look for opportunities and take the initiative to improve what you’re working on
  • You are naturally solution-oriented: you excel at solving problems, particularly in team settings

What You’ll Do:

  • Implement front end components in our Angular 8 single page web app.
  • Leverage JavaScript frameworks: Angular and Serverless framework in a Typescript Node environment
  • Leverage newer technologies like GraphQL via Apollo and Testing via Jest
  • Optimize our database and performance tune queries.
  • Developing machine learning / AI algorithms to automate our sales cycle (current expertise not needed)
  • Collaborate with the development team to create and follow best practice coding principles
  • Participate in regular bi-weekly development sprints and be prepared to use continuous improvement to regularly help shape our development process
  • Think fast, work hard, and laugh a lot
  • Have an aspiration to learn, grow, and succeed in software development
  • Add to the culture and change the trajectory of our growth by being your awesome self
  • Work efficiently while dodging soccer balls and shooting Nerf hoops

Benefits

Competitive salary + stock options

Fun and stimulating environment that propels career growth

Medical, dental, and vision insurance Unlimited PTO – we trust you

Flexible work from home policy

Monthly happy hours and team outings


Catered breakfast on Mondays and Fridays and snacks all week long

Great office location in Gold Coast, steps away from public transportation

Our Values

At Paro, we pride ourselves on our strong value-oriented culture—which we created together as a team—and look to bring on new team members who also embody these values.

Enjoy the journey
We bring energy to an antiquated and stale industry
We embrace fun
We don’t take ourselves too seriously

Have each other’s backs
We are a team; we win together and lose together
We can handle anything
We feel confident to take risks because we serve as each other’s safety net
We are a community, not just a workplace

Do the right thing
We don’t cut corners; we take a long-term view of success
We deposit in the Karma bank
We are loyal to clients and freelancers
We are transparent and don’t hold ulterior motives

Take Smart Risks
We believe that trying and failing is better than not trying at all
We think creatively about obstacles
We challenge assumptions
We are nimble

Never settle
We invent new ways to do what we do
We want to be comfortably uncomfortable and encourage each other to take on new and more challenging projects
We are each accountable for every team member being their best and push each other and give others permission to push us

Be yourself
We bring our whole selves to work; we're cool with who you are, professional and otherwise!
We recognize that everyone brings something important to the table and that conflict helps us grow
We are sensitive to our differences; we value being yourself while making space for others to be themselves
We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion as we grow



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PHPLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • CodeIgniterFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Boostrap 4Frameworks
    • WebpackFrameworks
    • TypekitFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located right above the Clark & Division Red Line stop in the Gold Coast, steps away from many Division street and Old Town hangouts.

An Insider's view of Paro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I am trusted to do my job and can have the time I need to focus on myself. At Paro, we truly focus on promoting a culture of flexibility. Each month, we take a company Paro holiday to recharge. In addition, the company offers unlimited PTO and flexible work from home.

Medha

Senior Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As we our platform evolves, we rely a lot on our sales and account management teams for feedback. Since the product works both internally and externally it is important that these teams take feedback from our clients and freelancers. In addition, this allows for us to continuously iterate on the product before each release.

Clint

VP, Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

Finance and accounting can be really complicated and overwhelming, which can make it easy for businesses to ignore. Since joining Paro, I've learned how much value Paro brings to companies (in all industries) and freelancers. I love talking with business owners about how Paro can make an immediate impact!

Erin

Sales Development Representative

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

At Paro, we do Monday Morning Team Huddles and quarterly Town Hall Meetings to foster transparency. The goal is to give insight around where we're headed and why we're headed there. I'm a firm believer that transparency and communication foster new ideas and enable everyone to solve complex problems more efficiently.

Michael

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

They never settle, take smart risks, and do the right thing (always). We look for people who align with our values, who work hard and love being part of a team, who aren't afraid to take on a lot and learn as they go, who are scrappy and resilient.

Jon

VP, Sales

What are Paro Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
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)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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