Silvernest Product Software Engineer
With the Baby Boomer generation reaching its 70s, aging well has become a
critical issue and a growing opportunity. More people are retiring with a
mortgage than ever before, putting a financial strain on their golden years.
Meanwhile, housing inventory is insufficient in many cities, making it
difficult for renters to find a place to live at a price they can afford.
Silvernest wants to solve both of these problems with a unique approach:
we've built a home sharing platform that matches homeowners with housemates,
allowing people with extra space in their homes to provide long-term rentals
to people who need it and get financial help and companionship in return.
But all that takes work. We're building a platform that's approachable, easy
to use, and streamlined for people who want to share their homes in the
easiest and safest way possible. We're taking a complex process and simplifying
it so people can spend their time getting to know each other, not writing
Tackling these unique problems requires a unique team, and we're looking for
a software engineer who's up to the challenge, someone who's:
Passionate about finding the right solution, not just the easiest one, and
willing to work and debate with other team members until we find it.
A polyglot with experience in a variety of tech stacks, who knows how to
identify the right technology for the right solution.
Curious about seeing things from the user's point of view even when it
differs from their own experience.
Excited about solving problems that no one else has thought to tackle yet.
Serious about designing and building solid, scalable products that can
rapidly grow to support hundreds of thousands of users.
Uncompromising about surrounding themselves with people who challenge
them and make them better.
Humble, eager to keep learning, and able to laugh and have fun even when
the pressure is on.
To do well here, you'll need:
Solid experience with building service-oriented, horizontally scalable
systems. You know how good software looks and you know how to code it.
Proven experience building large-scale B2B or B2C products using a
variety of scalable technologies (our current stack is Ruby on Rails with
a PostgreSQL database).
The ability to pick up new technologies as needed, applying solid underlying
principles to learning a new language or tool.
To be able to follow direction and deliver solid, testable, bug-free code
A demonstrable desire to keep learning and growing: whether you're learning
new technologies or taking on new responsibilities, you're always looking
Working knowledge of Agile and test-driven development practices, paired
with the flexibility to try new approaches when the old ones cease to work.
Think this is you? Contact email@example.com and tell us
why you're a good fit.