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Software Engineer, API

Why work with us:

Blinker is a Denver-based mobile app that puts people in control of car ownership. We started our company because we believe the used car market has a major consumer problem – each year, twenty eight million people in the US buy or sell a car at the dealership and lose thousands of dollars in every transaction. Blinker is the only company that allows anyone to sell a car with a lien, buy a car with financing or refinance a car, all on their own with their mobile device.

Our CEO, Rod Buscher, founded Blinker in 2013.  Today, Blinker's leadership team carries 170 years of collective automotive and lending experience. Blinker has received over 100,000 downloads and originated millions of dollars in auto loans. We’ve also won a 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, Colorado Biz Top Company Award, Telly Award, as well as been named a “Gazelle” by the Denver Office of Economic Development and a Colorado Company to Watch. 

We’re looking for talented people to help us scale our business and serve a nationwide audience from our headquarters in downtown Denver. We’re a passionate, smart, and driven group, working together to cause some major market disruption. You could be part of that. If you’re eager and ready to work alongside inspiring teammates and make a major, positive impact on our business each and every day, we want you to join us.                                                         

What you will do and who you are:     

  • You want to work closely with Product Managers, UX, and Front-end Engineers to build and maintain scalable and efficient APIs that support the future growth of our business
  • You desire a fast-paced/startup work environment
  • You do not expect to just work through a pile of requirements, but also to contribute to the technical design to find the best solution for the problem at hand
  • You are an experienced developer who brings fresh ideas to the table, and challenges the team to think about things from a different perspective
  • You are a business-minded developer who understands the implications of what you build and the changes you make
  • You are a passionate developer with problem solving skills, an impressive ability to communicate and collaborate with other teams, and a relentless determination to do what is right for our users and our customers
  • You are a responsible developer who consciously designs for security, and is always careful with sensitive production data including credentials and PII
  • You take pride in delivering high-quality, reliable code, and are diligent about testing your code at multiple levels (unit tests, integration tests, QA / automated testing)
  • Coming to work every day with a great attitude is a part of who you are

What we value:

  • 5-7+ years experience in a developer role
  • 3-5+ years experience with Ruby on Rails
    • Ruby on Rails (or similar back-end framework)
    • JSON APIs
    • PostgreSQL (or similar relational database)
  • 1-2+ years experience with:
    • Docker (or similar containerization system) in production environments
    • Continuous Integration / Deployment in production environments
  • Experience writing thorough unit and integration specs with RSpec (or similar framework)
  • Experience code reviewing others' work and mentoring less-experienced developers

Extra value:

  • Experience with Elixir or other server-side languages
  • Experience with the HashiStack (Nomad, Consul, Vault, etc.)
  • Experience with a queueing system (SQS, RabbitMQ, or similar)
  • Experience with a microservice architecture

Additional Information:

  • Blinker Inc. does not currently provide Visa sponsorship

What we offer to you:

  • Competitive pay + equity
  • Paid/flexible time off 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and parental leave benefits
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid covered parking in Tabor Center garage or RTD transportation
  • Fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, beverages, & cold brew coffee on tap
  • Regularly recurring, company-side social activities (e.g. BBQ lunches on patio and afternoon happy hours)
  • Hackathons
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