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Sharethrough is building technology to power the distribution of meaningful content on the mobile web. Named one of the “2014 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area”, talk to us if you’re interested in working on everything from complex client-side workflows and analytics in Rails and CoffeeScript to real-time decisioning and auction theory in Scala.
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds, experience and interests across several industries and our values bring us together. We know that culture is based on more than our ping pong and shuffleboard tables. These aren’t just the things we wish we were; they’re the values we hold ourselves accountable to and that we’re proud to embody every day. Here’s how our company values apply to engineering at Sharethrough.
Let’s write your story together. From Horstmann’s Scala for the Impatient to Metz’s Practical OO in Ruby, the engineering Dropbox clocks in at nearly 70 books. Want something added, just ask. We regularly attend conferences (we’ve sponsored jQueryConf, SparkSummit, MLConf, GoGaRuco and several RubyConfs) and if you’re interested in speaking, writing or contributing to open source, we’ll make sure you have time for that too.
Demand and share the context of your work. We believe teams are most successful when everyone understands where we’re headed and why, giving meaning to the work we do every day. During onboarding you’ll shadow each team at Sharethrough and every day you’ll participate in shaping your work by understanding our market and customers. We do this by preferring close collaboration and communication across Sharethrough, over implementing detailed specifications captured in tracking tools.
Create new things. As an engineering organization, this is why we’re here. We value creation over improvement and look for people with an entrepreneurial spirit, knowing that great ideas often originate from within engineering.
Self-awareness and effective communication. You’ll have a front-row seat into everything Sharethrough at our catered, weekly company all-hands. We facilitate transparency in engineering through standups and retros, which happen to be the only four meetings you’ll be in all month.
Fail fast and learn by doing. We roll in two-week iterations and value decision over perfection. Our days look like red, green, refactor, ship. We automate (our CI deploys each green build to acceptance) and test-drive everything to facilitate responsible, rapid progress and we know that if we aren’t shipping, we aren’t learning about what works.
Empathize with and trust in those around you. As engineers we’re passionate about our work and with passion comes strong opinions. We value engaging, spirited conversation where those strong opinions are weakly held, underpinned by our respect for one another.
Think big and think ahead. We embrace uncertainty, get excited when an answer isn’t obvious and have confidence in our ability find solutions. Some of the most interesting and difficult problems don’t always have obvious answers and hey, hard problems is why we’re here.