Our mission is to revolutionize commerce, bringing online selling and features once reserved for multi-billion-dollar companies to the masses. To make that a reality, we need exceptional people to build, support and grow our platform. If that’s you, come join a fast-growing company with a great culture, outstanding benefits, and funding from visionary investors like Steve Case's Revolution Partners, Softbank, Amex and Telstra.

We have two awesome offices in Austin! We're hiring in our corporate headquarters at Four Points and in our new Downtown product and engineering office, too!

Senior Software Engineer (Ruby) - Marketplace for Apps & Themes Team at BigCommerce

BigCommerce, named a "Best Place to Work" in Austin 2016 is looking for an experienced and proven Ruby engineer who wants to join a well-established, fast-paced team in the exciting and rapidly growing e-commerce industry.

What You’ll Do

You’ll work on our marketplace for apps and themes which enables third party vendors to provide additional functionality (apps) and style (themes) to our merchants’ online storefronts. Collaborate and design out the best solutions with cross-functional teams and coordinate with the team around you to implement those designs through individual code contribution as well as technical guidance to your teammates.

  • Build highly-available, distributed systems.
  • Write code that is performant, fault-tolerant, maintainable, testable, and concise.
  • Work closely with other engineers to decompose our current codebases into a SOA.
  • Work closely with operations and infrastructure to build and improve the architecture while building and scaling services.
Who You Are
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a Software Engineer
  • At least 3 years of professional experience with Ruby / Ruby on Rails
  • Comfortable with full-stack development (especially JavaScript, CSS3/HTML5, Ajax/XHR, JSON APIs, SQL and database design, and message queues)
  • Willingness to jump into some PHP/Craft CMS to push solutions forward
  • Understands how to employ automated testing to enable continuous integration
  • Experience in developing high-performance, scalable and available web services and applications
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and ticketing systems such as JIRA
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, open environment on an Agile team as a contributor and mentor
  • Highly proactive and results-oriented with excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excited to teach and learn new technologies
  • Experience with e-commerce, SaaS platforms highly desirable

Inside BigCommerce

Our mission is to revolutionize commerce, bringing online selling and features once reserved for multi-billion-dollar companies to the masses. To make that a reality, we need exceptional people to build, support and grow our platform. If that’s you, come join a fast-growing company with more than 85,000 clients, a great culture, outstanding benefits and $125 million in funding from visionary investors like Steve Case's Revolution Partners, Softbank, Amex and Telstra.

We’re a team of smart, passionate and talented people on a mission to democratize commerce. If you’re looking to work with industry leaders and love what you do, we want to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits

  • Choice of parking or light rail pass for those in downtown Austin office
  • An amazing company culture that doesn’t just talk values, but lives them
  • Open vacation policy for salaried team members + paid sick time
  • Competitive compensation packages and meaningful stock grants for every employee
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one
  • Fully stocked kitchens and craft beers (don’t worry, we also subsidize gym memberships)
  • Three especially cool offices in Austin, San Francisco and Sydney
  • A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams
  • Employee-driven team building activities like paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, hackathons, movie nights, river floats, etc.
  • Time off for volunteering and employee-driven charity events

Company Reviews

"As a partner marketer, I work alongside some of largest brands out there to enable our merchants to truly grow. I am constantly affirmed that the work I do directly impacts the business - and that feels good. I've never been shy about acting boldly and I'm thankful BigCommerce encourages me to do just that."
Kasey Durbin
Sr. Partner Marketing Manager
at BigCommerce
"There's a strong emphasis here on breeding a culture of excellence. It's awesome to work in client success where we have a world-class approach to thinking about the customer first. We hire top talent so you're working in an environment that is not just fun but challenges you to be the best version of yourself. I've made lifelong friends and have been humbled by all BigCommerce has to offer."
David Enriquez
Enterprise Onboarding Consultant
at BigCommerce
"We are building innovative solutions using leading edge tech to enable our merchants to grow their businesses. Come join our ever-growing team and help us push the limits of e-commerce."
Jason Schmitt
Senior Engineering Manager
at BigCommerce
"I couldn't believe my eyes when I first walked into BigCommerce and saw all of these positive, energetic people who love what they do. From a sales career standpoint, I'm so grateful for the amazing opportunities that have been available to me. I love the challenges and energy on our sales floor, as well as the winning culture we've created. Working for BigCommerce truly means being a #teamonamission."
Lauryn Spence
Channel Account Manager
at BigCommerce
"If you are passionate about technology and want to work with motivated, smart people, you will love working at BigCommerce. I am growing as an engineer and making a difference with our merchants everyday."
Nina Blanson
Senior Software Engineer
at BigCommerce
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Perks & Benefits
A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams
Competitive compensation packages
Pet Insurance
Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one
Choice of garage parking or light rail pass for those in our downtown Austin office and free garage parking at our Four Points office.
Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members
Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc.
Time off for volunteering and employee-driven charity events
Peer to peer rewards and recognition program
Fully stocked kitchens and craft beers (plus subsidized gym memberships to help work it all off)
Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents
Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage
Student Loan Genius benefit
Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses

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