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Infrastructure specialist - SDE 1/2
Posted by HR @Actyv (@hractyv1)
Who we are?
We are serial entrepreneurs and a bunch of guys who love our tech/business. Set out to make a difference to SMEs and MSME space in the world while having loads of fun. We are very grounded and believe in strong fundamentals.
Though there are lots of cutting edge technology and progress being made in AI/ML/UX etc. - you name it - in every field, we still do not chase the glamour. We believe in providing a meaningful solution to our end customers and in the process grab the market share/make a difference.
What do we offer?
We do not believe in folks who say “Money does not matter, Money can’t buy happiness etc.” - Our counter-argument to that is, “Yes Money does not buy happiness, but can buy you a nice vacation by the beach and an ice cold beer. We have not seen many folks by the beach, holding a beer unhappy. So do the Math!”
Jokes apart, we also provide meaningful work and problem statement, excellent tech. Stack and full rounded experience on top of providing a base package that is comparable or better than Amazons of the world.
What do we expect? (Non-tech)
We expect you to be honest and transparent. Ask us what you want straight up, we will make it happen. We want someone committing long term - from our side, we promise a base salary that is at the top tier level. We are a newly formed start-up so we do not want you to build castles in the air thinking the ESOPs we give you, will buy a yacht - at least not as of yet (hence we derisk by giving you a very high base). We want us to build a unicorn together. You should be passionate about solving customer pain points. We will have to work hard, but so far we have been good about not working on weekends. We try to grab a beer on Fridays after work - Did we mention we work at WeWork where there is free beer on all weekdays after 4 PM?
What do we expect? (Tech)
Now that we have taken care of the basics, let us come to the important part. We love our techies. All of us are techies in one form or the other. We love Kent Beck, Martin Fowler, Eric Ries, Mike Cohn and all those GodFather figures of Agile and who preach good tenets of Programming.
We love our unit tests and practice TDD. But we do not take it to the extreme, we do not want you to write tests your getters and setters, but all the business logic for sure. We want you to be really good at Data Structures and Algorithms. As a SDE-1 Infrastructure specialist you are comfortable setting up a system from scratch. You have played with cloud infrastructure. You install with grace - whether it is Elastic Search, Postgres, a FTP server etc. You are good with IPTables and firewall basics. You know Docker or some container framework, SALT stack and kubernetes. You are very good with Python and write readable code. You understand how crucial is security and what is OWASP. You have a minor skill that you want to get going - perhaps it is being a Business Analyst or wants to be a Data Scientist or something.
More than anything else, we expect you to be really cool and be a flag bearer for the company. You believe the culture is much more than free Lunch and Beer, it is about making a difference in lives through Technology. You are transparent and open to new ideas. You do think there are many smarter guys who are better than you, but you have the killer instinct to make it up by doing hard work and dedication. You understand Technology follows business and is about solving a pain point.
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