Product Engineer, Platform
Who are we?
Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) provides alcohol abuse treatment for the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. We are building the next generation of recovery care: a meticulously designed brand and media presence which positions sobriety as an aspirational lifestyle choice and an online educational platform to help achieve it.
The current product is an 8-week ed-tech/digital therapy/online community that is a blend of online resources and instructor-led online sessions. At this point, 1,400 participants have been through the beta course with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of approximately 80. We are launching a multi-contributor editorial platform, The Temper, in late fall 2018.
We serve a customer currently ignored by the wellness, healthcare and recovery industries; deliver them to sobriety; and keep them engaged in an evolutionary pursuit at a fraction of the cost of traditional for profit treatment modalities. Tempest was founded in 2014 and is backed by Slow Ventures, Refactor, Female Founders Fund, and Red Light Management.
We’re looking for a full-stack product engineer to contribute to the development and future iteration of our current product platform and feature set, including but not limited to our admissions and intake process as well as our custom platform for hosting our participants’ educational and social experience.
This person will be joining the team as one of the first engineering hires and will be integral in growing the culture of our engineering team.
This person needs to know how to collaborate and communicate with non-technical team members and take ideas and input and turn them into reality. The right person will enter our fast-paced environment and quickly build strong relationships with the team and make contributions to our growing platform.
This is a full-time role based out of our New York headquarters.
We are growing the foundational product team that will include a product manager, product designer, instructional designers, and engineers. Because of our tech-enabled product, you will be collaborating with a group of experts ranging from operations, design, curriculum development, engineering and marketing. Your role will be to build a thoughtful and engaging experience on our platform for our users. The ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of writing elegant code and working cross functionally. Experience building technical education and/or healthtech products is a plus.
You’ll work with our product managers and design team to translate technical requirements into code, consult on prioritization of platform features, and build and refine new features.
You’ll be a master of focus, skillfully deploying new features and releases as we look to rapidly grow our proprietary platform
A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in software design, software development & architecture
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices
Experience in agile teams with working knowledge on how work gets from ideation to production
Experience with product and marketing engineering
Strong focus on clean code and robust design with a focus on reusability and iteration
Excellent Ruby on Rails experience
Experience with Rails as an API
Strong familiarity with React, or a similar front-end framework.
Good Front End development skills
Experience in relational databases and data modeling
Familiarity with how servers, load balancers, and routing works in the internet
Heroku experience (AWS experience a plus)
Experience with CRM integration is a strong plus but not a hard requirement
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
YOU MAY BE A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
Are excited and empowered by a mission-driven company & culture of building products and tools that positively impact the well-being of our students and users
Are a demonstrated and celebrated teammate & leader - someone whom your previous teams would love to work with again.
Are a hustler - you love the early-stage process of product development and enjoy owning the larger goal.
Are able to balance vision with details and impending deadlines - you embrace a “ship fast” mentality
Are a great partner-in-crime - you can think at a strategic level as a co-conspirator and thought partner for your colleagues, manager, and everyone you interact with.
What we value and why you should join.
We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined not only to create a modern, feminist, inclusive, recovery modality but also to entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rosé All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. We’re not looking culture fits, we’re looking for individuals looking to build an entirely new culture. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see this as the obvious way for you to do just that.
Tempest is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.
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