Airboxr Software Engineer I (Remote)

Posted on October 14th, 2020

A product is only as good as someone's ability to use it.

As a software engineer, you will take ownership of various frontend/backend projects at Airboxr, with proper guidance of course. Airboxr is on a mission to create the best spreadsheet add-on the world has ever seen. You'll get actual hands-on experience working as you embark on this very exciting journey with us.

About Airboxr

We're quite literally changing the way people use spreadsheets today. Imagine all the pain a typical business analyst goes through to create an analysis where they have to collect, clean and organize data from multiple third-party data sources. We remedy that by creating an all powerful spreadsheets add-on that lets you query data across different sources without having to write a single line of code.

We're proudly a remote-first and hands-off company. As long as you can take ownership of your work, you don't need to work on a strict schedule. Our rule for meetings is simple. If something's taking too long to explain over slack, we jump on a call. We also don't believe in unnecessary daily stand ups. We'll all sync up once (maybe twice) a week to make sure everyone's on the same page.

Tech Stack

Our frontend is built with React and MUI, written in Typescript. Our backend APIs are built with NestJS (also written in Typescript) that talk to a PostgreSQL server, hosted on GCP.

You can probably tell that we prefer strongly typed languages and opinionated frameworks. That's because we want to build a real product that scales well, not a prototype that barely works.

We love functional and/or reactive programming and only kind of like OOP.

Why Join Now?

We're in the early stages of building a revolutionary product, gaining traction quicker than we anticipated. As one of our full-time hires, you'll be working very closely with the founders and will get a front-row seat for this very exciting startup journey that lies ahead of us. We are backed by Entrepreneur First.

Requirements

What matters most to us is a learner's mindset and some real development experience (past internships, projects, etc) you can draw on. It will help if you're familiar with most of the following things already:

  • Opinionated server-side application development frameworks
  • SQL and ORMs
  • Typescript & React

The following is also important, given that we'll be collaborating remotely:

  • Familiarity and comfort with online communication through multiple channels (Slack, Zoom etc.).
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and opinions clearly in written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to think critically and form opinions based on information available.

Ideally, you have just graduated or have about 6 months of work experience. For non-Singaporean applicants, this may be a contractual role depending on your location/jurisdiction.

Remote Restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Singapore