Tablet Command, Inc. Backend / Node.js Developer

Posted on March 9th, 2019

Tablet command builds software that matters. We are the emerging leader in incident response and management solutions for public safety agencies in the US and Canada. Our iPad app is in the hands of firefighters and other first responders while they respond to emergency incidents. We deliver an intuitive, easy to use and above all robust and reliable software solution that changes outcomes for the better.

Tablet Command Enterprise Service is in use by thousands of fire service professionals across hundreds of fire departments throughout North America. Our customers include San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Charlotte, and departments in California, Colorado, Missouri, Florida, and Canada. We are growing rapidly in other regions as well.

Tablet Command is a remote team with the corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Preferred time zones are Pacific, +/- 1h or Australia (Melbourne), +/- 1h.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience working remotely. We look for strong communication skills and a passion for high quality software. We love keeping up with new technology and best practices and we hope you do too.

In our software, we value robustness, stability, resilience and performance. If our code works, lives are  saved. If our code fails, lives can be at risk. We’re motivated by the fact that our work has real impact and it pushes us to be better every day.

As a part of a small, collaborative and agile tech team, you will be a primary contributor to the design and development of new microservices, applications and features. You will build, test, debug and maintain application software throughout the product lifecycle. We talk to our users directly whenever possible so you will need a strong customer focus. If something goes wrong, we pull together as a team and scramble to fix it.

In your application please include an example of something you’ve created and are proud of. This can be anything you choose: an app you’ve built, some code, a blog post, a pull request, or whatever you like.

Nice-to-haves include:

  • Solid professional experience building RESTful APIs in Node.js
  • Knowledge of design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Experience building and maintaining mission critical software
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a remote team
  • Action-oriented, diligent, and flexible
  • Passion for public safety and software that impacts society in a positive way

Stack

We run a cluster of Node.js microservices in a mix of Javascript and Typescript backed by MongoDB. We use RabbitMQ as a task queue and Redis for ephemeral data. Experience with these specific technologies is a bonus but we’re mostly interested in smart people who are willing to learn. The stack may not look the same in a few years and we’d rather hire for the long term, not the short term.

We’re looking hard at Kubernetes, as well. Experience with or interest in containers and container orchestration platforms is a bonus.

Benefits

We’re committed to Tablet Command being a company where the best developers want to work. We treat people well by favouring remote work, family-friendly policies and reasonable work hours. We build great software by ensuring clean and pragmatic programming practices, letting the team lead decisions, hiring smart people and letting them get things done. We keep our edge with a commitment to inclusion and professional development.

The most important part of our company is the human element. No matter what we do, it’s guided first and foremost by an obsession with being fair, humane, kind, and respectful.

At Tablet Command you will:

  • Work on high profile, meaningful software that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives.
  • Your code will get people home safe to their families.
  • Work with a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about technology and public safety.
  • Work with great equipment and cutting edge tools.
  • Be given a competitive compensation package with a generous vacation policy.

The Application

If you think we are a good fit for this position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, letting us know why you want this job and why you are the best candidate for this positions.

Your resume will be reviewed and, if selected, you will be scheduled for a short phone screen.  During this call, we want to learn about you and give you the opportunity to learn about Tablet Command and our team.

If we (and you) want to continue we’ll have a second interview with more of the team where we get to know you a little better. We’ll talk in depth about your experience, your approach to work and problem solving and other common interview topics.

The final stage for successful candidates will be a work sample challenge followed by a code review and remote pairing session. The work sample challenge will take no longer than an hour to complete and the pairing session will run 1-2 hours. If selected, a conditional job offer will be presented that is contingent upon reference and background check.

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