Set the technical direction of Roadie

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What is the company's mission? 🤔

Roadie helps companies manage their internal services by making it easy to adopt Backstage. Backstage is a service catalog which was created inside Spotify and has been battle-tested in production since 2016. Every day, thousands of Spotify employees use Backstage to do critical development and operations work.

We are a talented group of engineers who experienced the problems of service sprawl first-hand and decided that there is a better way. By unlocking the power of Backstage, we can make software development easier, faster and more enjoyable.

What does my day to day look like? 📅

  • Founding engineer at an early stage, VC-backed startup.
  • Architect and build a foundational software stack from almost nothing.
  • You'll build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, maintenance, operation, and polish.
  • Set the tone of Roadie's engineering organization for the next 5+ years. Influence the roadmap from an early stage.
  • Contribute back to Backstage that Roadie is built on.
  • Get stuck-in with customers, investors, and the broader community to gather feedback and help your work gain widespread adoption.

What skills would we like to see? ✨

  • You've built and maintained codebases that have operated at high-scale.
  • You can readily learn most technologies as you go. To you, technologies are tools and trade-offs, not an ideology.
  • You care about the business implications of anything you build. You're not just going after cool stuff — you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • You like to work iteratively and in small chunks. Roadie is moving fast while searching for product market fit. In the short term, done is better than perfect.
  • You've spent meaningful time as a senior engineer or tech lead.
  • Bonus: You're fluent with Go or Kotlin and cloud-native technologies.
  • You should be located within the timezone band: UTC-1 to UTC+2
  • A college degree is NOT required.

What is the offer? 💙

  • $80,000 to $100,000 base salary (or equivalent in your currency).
  • 0.25% to 1.25% stock options
  • 27 days paid time off
  • Work remotely. Choose your own hours.
  • Happy to support relocation to Ireland under the critical skills VISA program.

What is the process? 📖

All applicants will receive a response within 3 days. We can't always be perfect, but we can be quick.

  1. Application via Typeform. Click the big button below!
  2. Meet with Roadie's founder, to see if we're a mutual fit.
  3. Technical assessment.
  4. Culture fit assessment.
  5. Yes/No decision.