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Senior Back End Software Engineer



Stella Connect



New York City, NY, US


This is an opportunity to improve the lives of people with really hard jobs: customer care employees. You will be building and growing a system to make their job fun. Our product is enjoyable to use for self development and for coaching and motivating teams. We are creating something revolutionary because we understand the psychology of happiness and stress and we also understand technology, product, and usability. Nobody else is thinking about how to make the jobs of front-line employees fun.

The Position

We are seeking a Ruby on Rails Back End Engineer proficient in TDD, to help us build and scale our large-scale platform that has tens of thousands of active users across hundreds of companies that are redefining customer service, like Warby Parker, Tinder, and Second Life. You will be part of a brilliant, fast-­paced team tasked with helping make those agents’ jobs more fun.


  • TDD-focused: RSpec, Capybara or similar
  • Database design, architecture and migrations
  • Understands where Rails can go wrong and can mitigate
  • Willing to dig into messy stuff
  • Can increase overall velocity by creating quality maintainable code
  • Can think globally and act locally, which means building things right while pushing code multiple times per day
  • Eager to both learn and teach within a high-powered team

Key responsibilities

  • End-­to-­end, somewhat data intensive, web software development
  • This is a web application position with a concentration on backend
  • Solve complex business problems by writing simple, effective code

What will make you a stand-out candidate

  • Show us your Github
  • Share your Stack Overflow profile
  • Find a way to show us the code and flows behind the most interesting work you have done

Compensation & Perks

Competitive cash comp; stock options; full (and might I add, excellent) health, dental and vision insurance benefits; gym stipend; unlimited vacation; much much more!


At Stella Connect, we love EVERYBODY!  We celebrate our differences and believe that they add to our company's inclusive culture, innovation, collaboration and overall success.  Stella Connect is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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