Aha! is a different kind of high-growth SaaS company. We are the world’s #1 roadmap software and help people achieve their best. Over 5,000 enterprises and 500,000 product, innovation, and engineering leaders trust our software to build lovable products and be happy doing it. We are self-funded, highly profitable, always distributed, and have no sales team. Being an always-remote company means we can hire intrinsically motivated people who love to learn, support their teammates, and want to work from where they are happiest.

This role is part of the limited Aha! Associate Program

Do you want to learn from experienced Rails and React developers and be on the inside at one of the most successful SaaS companies — from the comfort of your home or remote office? The Aha! Associate Program provides full-time employment in our engineering organization.

The program incorporates mentorship from leading engineers including those who publish on our Engineering blog. In addition to developing software, you will get ongoing education curriculum to learn best practices in product management, go-to-market activities, and how to support dynamic enterprises. You will use Aha! software to plan and track your engineering work — so you directly benefit from the new features you work on. And you will learn and grow together with a cohort of associates who will start at the same time.

Apply on or before January 7, 2022 and start working at Aha! on February 7, 2022. There are only five engineering positions available — so apply now!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Two years of experience using Ruby on Rails or React
  • Passion for product development
  • History of displaying grit and perseverance when solving unfamiliar problems
  • Strong communication skills

Our team

Aha! engineering is a mid-sized, fully remote team that is highly productive. We are centered around North American time zones so we can collaborate during the workday.

  • We move quickly: We ship code multiple times a day. We believe in getting new features in front of customers and iteratively improving as we learn what works and what does not.
  • We collaborate: We each bring unique experiences and skills to the table. Working together to share that knowledge benefits the entire team and helps us produce the best results for our customers.
  • We value product over process: We want the team to have the time and focus to solve complex challenges. We aim to minimize the overhead introduced by heavyweight processes and excessive meetings.
  • We enjoy: We like what we do. And we want you to love your job too. Learn more about The Responsive Method, our company values, and the generous benefits we offer.

Our technology

Our web application is a single-instance, multi-tenant Ruby on Rails monolith supported by Postgres (database), Redis (background jobs), and memcached (Rails caching). We also run a Node.js webserver to support collaborative editing and real-time updates. Our application is hosted on Amazon Web Services and architected with ECS for reproducibility and scalability.

We utilize a growing amount of React on the front end to build rich client-side experiences, including our fully collaborative text editor and our slide presentation editor. We balance the strengths of both technologies — Rails for its conventions and simplicity and React for more powerful interactive functionality.

We embrace new technologies that help us deliver a lovable product, but we also remain cognizant of the maintenance overhead that a new library or platform brings. We solve the problems in front of us rather than prematurely optimizing to address issues that may never materialize.

We do most of our planning and collaboration in Aha! Roadmaps and built Aha! Develop so that software engineers and their teams could take advantage of those same rich features. We use Slack and Zoom for video calls. (Email? Rarely.)

Your work at Aha!

We work on a broad range of features across the full stack. As an Associate Software Engineer, your work will include:

  • Contributing to the implementation of significant features to specification
  • Writing code that is performant, scalable, well-tested, and maintainable
  • Asking questions to learn about the product process and improve efficiency
  • Contributing to the success of the team via code reviews and collaboration
  • Continually seeking to deepen your engineering expertise and skill set
  • Maintaining the privacy and security of Aha! customers and their data

If the Associate Software Engineer role sounds appealing, we would love to hear from you on or before January 7. A real human reviews every application, so please use the form to help us learn more about you.

Remember that there are only five engineering spots available for this unique program.

Grow with us

Everyone deserves to reach their fullest potential. We know that when we do work that matters with people we care about in a high-growth environment, we feel engaged and alive. And our goal is to help you do just that. We offer all the benefits you would expect and more, including profit sharing. The specific benefits listed below are reflective of what we offer U.S.-based hires. We also do our best to extend identical benefits to international teammates.

  • Generous salary with annual profit sharing for all
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans — for many teammates, we cover 100 percent of the premiums
  • Up to 200 hours of paid time off a year to spend however you want
  • 30 to 90 days of paid parental leave and five to 10 days of paid care and bereavement leave
  • Up to $1,000 annually for third-party education, along with paid time off to immerse yourself in learning
  • Aha! contributes a percentage of your total compensation each year towards your retirement