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Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Business Services - Other
Employment:  Other
Impact Area:  Entrepreneurship
Company Name:  Techstars
Country:  United States


Full Stack Engineer, Senior


Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  

Techstars operates four divisions:

Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with an estimated market cap of over $8 billion.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spec'ing out a new Ruby on Rails app for founders and program participants

  • Creating a Ruby script to run custom queries against a NoSQL database

  • Building an integration with a third-party JSON API

  • Working with a web designer to launch a new PHP microsite

  • Monitoring backend systems for performance and availability

  • Fixing bugs at various layers of a Ruby on Rails application

  • Implementing a new RESTful JSON API endpoint

Our systems are built primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, but we aim to use the best tools for the job. We use several database technologies, including NoSQL solutions (MongoDB, Redis), and relational databases (Postgres). We heavily utilize Open Source libraries, 3rd party APIs, and cloud infrastructure (DigitalOcean, Heroku, and AWS). We believe in sustainable software development. and continuously test and deploy code to production. We develop using an Agile development process and use GitHub for version control. Some of our past projects were built using Python, Neo4J, Node.js, and Google App Engine.


  • Must have 6+  years experience developing and scaling out web based applications (ideally utilizing Ruby on Rails framework)

  • Must have 6+ years  experience using front-end web technologies, such as HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science is strongly preferred

  • Well-versed in modern web application frameworks with experience consuming 3rd party APIs

  • Some experience with Ruby and interest in developing in this stack

  • Strong interest in the discourse competence around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital

  • Must be a self-starter who can prioritize, plan and execute even in the midst of uncertainty

  • Good communication skills - can work collaboratively with other developers as well as fellow staff across the Techstars organization

  • Motivated by building products that get used, not just pure technical execution

Techstars is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, nor any other basis prohibited by law.

ref: (SB_4193)
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