A Good Enough Job Posting

Senior Developer - Rails

Good Enough is a small studio making the web a little more interesting by putting in some effort. We’re not out to change the world, we just want to dent a few things. We’re a self-funded team that intends to remain small. Going public is not interesting to us. Rather we have a simple five-year goal to build a self-sustaining business.

Our team is and will be populated with experienced, adult humans who simply want to do good work. We talk politely to each other while putting in a solid week. We’re not a cult or a family; we just enjoy building great software!

Do you think you fit?

We might be happy working together if you get a kick out of seeing an idea become real. We might work well together if you need this act of creation to lead a fulfilling life. We might fit nicely if you occasionally have product ideas and you love to riff on the ideas of others.

Good Enough has no recurring meetings, one-on-ones, or corporate management. You are free to get to work with a supportive team that helps answer questions. It’s kind of like a startup, but without the stress of long hours and monster projects.

We are a remote team. You have succeeded working remotely in the past, and you have a suitable environment from which to do that work. Writing is worth the effort to you because you want to present your thoughts clearly to others.

You are able to work in the United States. We’re a small company and we don’t have the time to navigate the employment paperwork for non-US employees.

And of course you have a depth of experience with Ruby on Rails:

  • You’ve built numerous Rails websites in the past.
  • You have at least ten years of experience building websites that support thousands of customers.
  • You don’t install servers in your spare time, but you know your way around connecting the various supporting services that are required to run websites.
  • You feel comfortable jumping between multiple applications.
  • You like the “make it work, make it pretty, make it fast” mantra.
  • You enjoy learning new things.
  • Maybe you have some JavaScript and/or mobile app development experience?

Shall we work together?

Before we make it official, we would like to work on one or two projects together on a contract basis. With our small team, we feel that it’s very important to make sure all of us feel like we will work well together.

If we all agree that doing internet together is a good idea, we’ll set to it. You will primarily be:

  • Building software with Ruby on Rails, but you’ll also be touching JavaScript as needed.
  • Learning and helping to define our deployment stack: Render.com servers, Amazon S3 storage, and various other services to help with email, server logs, etc.
  • Developing the ideas and tools that we’ll use throughout our various products. For example, how do we want to harness our background jobs?
  • Responsible for building resilient software.
  • Helping to fix things when they break. Sometimes accidents happen and the phone will ring so we can rally together to fix downtime. That’s okay with you so long as it isn’t a frequent event!

We will provide:

  • A salary of $175k
  • Profit sharing
  • Time off throughout the year, including a one-month summer vacation and winter holiday
  • Health care benefits
  • A small team of respectful, adult humans
  • Interesting work
  • No managers

At this time we are not able to provide the breadth of benefits that a larger company could provide. We have basic funding for the next five years, but we are also trying to limit our expenditures of time and money.

We should say more about the profit sharing bit. As Good Enough succeeds, so will you. As a year-one, core team member, you will share in profits in equal measure to the co-founders. Once the business generates enough revenue to pay its expenses, and saves that same amount of money in the bank, profit sharing will begin to pay out to the core team semi-annually. While there is no guarantee that this will come to pass, we believe with the right people we can make it happen!

If this sounds good to you, write us to apply.