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Full Stack Web Developer


Want to make an outsized difference on a product with 50m monthly pageviews and growing? Our Full Stack Developer contributes across the stack, from understanding database queries to writing concise Ruby to implementing HTML (or HAML) that brings our intuitive designs to life for our 40k active sellers. This role touches all realms of Bonanza functionality, though if you find one area you're especially good at, we'd love to have you own it.

Job Description

We're looking for a full-time, full-stack Ruby on Rails developer to help us tackle the many challenges of running a marketplace that scales.


Your tasks will vary from week-to-week, but will generally be tailored to the areas of Bonanza that are most exciting to you. Some of the stuff we're working on includes:


  • Broadcaster: an advertising platform that takes Google Adwords and makes it comprehensible

  • Webstores: standalone stores for merchants that want to go big

  • Catalog: means by which to use natural language processing to identify arbitrary items

  • Implement good ideas received from our user feedback 

  • Improve usability for sellers

  • Data mining and building reports

  • Search experience: helping to differentiate from competitors


Obviously these bullets only scratch the surface of the tasks we'll be working on at a given time.

Job Requirements

We strongly prefer that you have some Ruby on Rails experience in a production environment. You’ll be working in the full stack, from the database (MySQL) up to jQuery and HTML/CSS. You should have the doggedness to track down bugs in order to make an appropriate fix. You should have the empathy to see problems from our customers’ shoes and keep their needs in mind while building solutions.


Just as we're big on using data to solve our customers problems, we're also big on using data to inform our Developer evaluations. Those who get shit done and leave a spent todo list in their wake will rise quickly. Those who let pass days without making a commit will struggle.


Job Benefits

Bonanza is a product-first company run by a CEO who has spent most of his adult life as a Programmer. The implications of this are that we've obsessed for literally years about how to foster an environment optimized for Developer happiness and throughput. It starts with our salaries, which, at the high end, range to levels beyond those offered by the tech titans. More importantly, we provide a working environment where you will virtually never be interrupted by meetings, and where you will be given access to the best hardware available. Because your productivity should never constrained for lack of resources. We also offer a thoughtfully constructed collection of perks that stands apart from our competitors:

  • Fast growing and already-profitable company. It's fun to work for a winner.
  • "Work from home Wednesday" - every Wednesday we get to work from home, a coffee shop, or even the office, if that's your bag.
  • "Freedom February" - every February we retreat from Seattle and spend a month annoying our friends with selfies taken in Mexico, Belize, Europe, etc.
  • Five bonus (not counted as vacation) days off in February to enjoy your vacation or staycation
  • Twice-weekly catered lunches
  • Monthly on-site full body massage
  • Work from a waterfront office in downtown Seattle (food trucks aplenty!) convenient to many bus lines
  • Full arcade room in the office
  • Pong table on site
  • The boring stuff: fully paid health insurance coverage, vacation benefits, holidays, stock options, and more.

Beyond this generous set of perks, our commitment to our employees is that if ever they have ideas on how we can improve our benefits package to better serve our team, we will consider those ideas and try to make them happen when economically possible. That's probably why we keep winning awards like these:

Entrepreneur 360


2016 Best Places to Work

2015 best in business award

Best in Biz Awards

2015 & 2016 Silver Winner - Small Company of the Year

2016 sellers choice


2016 Most Recommended Marketplace

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