Software Engineer - Web - Part-Time/Remote - Non USA OK

  • Chicago, IL, USA, Chicago, IL
  • Part-time

Company Description

We are a startup dedicated to helping parents find the best after school activities for their kids.

Job Description

If you are a creative, talented individual you will enjoy working at Afterskoolz. You will be getting in at the ground floor on what could potentially be a very large international business. We have a flexible environment where we will help you succeed, but at the same time you will enjoy as much autonomy as you require to do your best work. We have a talented, capable team that enjoys working together. We think of ourselves as a high performing professional sports team since we help each other, we love what we do and we strive for excellence in everything we do and build. Although we value experience, we believe talent and passion is more important. Creative / Inventive people need a certain environment to succeed, and we take great care to provide that environment.

Depending on your background and skills, you will be building front end software for desktop and mobile using Ruby on Rails and Javascript, or back end algorithms to help our data team efficiently find, gather and clean large amounts of activity data.

Qualifications

We are looking for creative people who have a passion for building excellent products.   You must have had some experience in either Ruby on Rails, Python or Javascript.  Being self taught with no experience is fine as well if you can demonstrate technical problem solving skills.  You must either have a technical degree in a field such as mathematics, engineering, or any of the natural sciences, or some other way of demonstrating your technical aptitude.  If you have other interests such as art, literature, philosophy, that is a big plus for us.  If you participate in challenging activities like running marathons or climbing mountains, that is a big plus as well.  We appreciate people who love challenges and have the discipline to overcome them.  We are not interested in pure technicians who are turned on by knowledge of arcane details of computer languages.  We are looking for creative thinkers who love to use technology to build models and solve challenging real world problems.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.  Only individuals should apply, we will NOT hire software consulting companies.