Overview

MaxMind (www.maxmind.com) is looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated Senior Web Developer/Engineer to help us develop and improve our products. We help protect thousands of companies worldwide from fraud, screening over a billion online transactions each year, and we provide IP intelligence data to thousands more. As a Senior Web Developer/Engineer, you will play an important role in improving our existing websites and applications.  

This is a full time remote position, and we welcome candidates to apply from the following states CA, CO, FL, LA, MN, NV, NY (excluding New York City and Yonkers), NC, OR, PA, TX, WA, and anywhere in Canada.

MaxMind does not currently sponsor US employment visas. For Canadian candidates, you must be eligible/authorized to work in Canada.

The Position

You will be responsible for developing websites and applications. This includes creating new web applications to help our clients better detect fraud while also working to improve our existing applications and websites. In doing this, you will work closely with our product team as well as other engineers.

Our salary range for Senior Web Developer/Engineer roles begins at $135k USD or $165k CAD (in Canada). See more about benefits and compensation below.

Our Development Practices

We prefer Bootstrap and vanilla JS for most of our website work, but we selectively use TypeScript and React when we need to create web applications. We use Mojolicious on Perl for server side rendering. We also have REST APIs written in Go. We use PostgreSQL as our database. Our servers run Linux on Google Cloud Platform.

We maintain high standards for our development practices. All new code is expected to include automated tests run by TeamCity, and all work goes through internal code review on GitHub Enterprise.

About You – Minimum qualifications

    • Experience with backend web development. Although we use Mojolicious on Perl as well as Go, we are happy to hear from people with Ruby, Python, modern PHP, or similar experience.
    • Strong knowledge of JavaScript. You should have extensive knowledge of vanilla JS.
    • Experience writing unit and integration tests for both frontend and backend code.
    • Strong knowledge of modern CSS, including using CSS frameworks like Bootstrap as well as CSS preprocessors such as Sass or Less.
    • Experience with responsive web design.
    • Experience writing SQL queries.
    • Experience with revision control, preferably Git.
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
    • The ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.
    • Capable with the command line.

Desired, but not required. It’s also a big plus if you have any of the following:

    • Experience with TypeScript.
    • Experience with at least one modern framework such as React (preferred) or Vue.
    • Working knowledge of graphic design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
    • User interface and experience design skills.
    • Interest in performance and security.
    • Open source contributions.
    • Experience doing code reviews

Why work at MaxMind?

In a recent survey, employees listed having a supportive work culture, good co-workers, autonomy, and feeling trusted, valued, and respected as some of the things they like most about working here.

MaxMind has a social mission. MaxMind donates over 60% of profits to charities.

MaxMind’s compensation strives to reward getting stuff done, quality of work, and working well with others.

Our culture is very important to us. We’re friendly, collaborative, and work-focused. We don’t like office politics and unnecessary stress. We like to have productive workdays and don’t like work to chase us when we’re done for the day. We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but are flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events. We care about helping each other succeed.

Our engineering team works remotely so communication centers around video chat, group chat, and Agile planning tools.

Normally, we hold an annual company summit one time per year in Waltham, MA.

Benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, our US benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance, a Safe Harbor 401(k) with employer contribution, Health Savings Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account, paid parental leave, and public transit reimbursement.

Our Canadian benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, critical Illness, short and long term disability insurance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, and paid parental leave. You also have access to a group Retirement Savings Plan. In lieu of a Canadian RRSP contribution we provide a bonus payout at the end of each year that employees may decide to use toward retirement savings.

Everyone participates in a company performance-based bonus plan. MaxMind offers a $2,000 professional development budget and five days for professional development annually.

Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion and are mindful of incorporating them into all aspects of our company.

We encourage and sincerely welcome applications from candidates of color, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, transgender candidates, and from other communities not well represented in the tech world.

See our complete diversity and inclusion statement.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. We want to know about you, please share any projects or accomplishments and include a link so we can learn more.  One of the first steps in our interviewing process is a homework assignment, and we will ask you for a submission so we can gain insight into your work.

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