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Senior Product Engineer

United States
$180,000 - $220,000 USD yearly
Who We Are:

At Bark, we’re doing something special to make the digital world a safer place for children. Our work isn't just another job; it's a chance to make a real impact on the lives of children and families.

Imagine using cutting-edge machine learning to empower parents to partner with their kids, providing them with the tools and alerts they need to ensure their child's safety and well-being in the digital realm. We're tackling critical issues like social media, bullying, sexting, body image, online predators, drugs, signs of depression, and more.

Our team is a tight-knit group of passionate engineers, and we're eager to grow and build awesome stuff together. We believe that empathy is a core job skill, and our multicultural, inclusive team embodies this value. Whether or not you're a parent, you understand the importance of protecting and nurturing the young minds that navigate the online world - because you were once a child too.

As a Senior Product Engineer at Bark, you won't just be a part of the team; you'll be entrusted with the autonomy to build systems that span a wide variety of technologies. You'll take ownership and be accountable for the health and performance of these systems, knowing that your work directly contributes to the safety and well-being of children and families.

If the prospect of being a part of something truly amazing and meaningful excites you, we want to talk to you! Apply now, and let's make a difference together. Your skills and passion can help shape the future!

What you can look forward to:
  • Building product features from start to finish covering everything from front end to back end, systems, reporting, administration, and security.
  • Safeguard sensitive personal data with the utmost care and protection, because we're dedicated to our users and their families.
  • Collaborate with a team that treasures impact over code perfection. 
  • Building on our primary Rails applications with robust but practical test suites while exploring exciting projects for iOS, Android, Desktop, embedded systems, and more.
  • Leave your enterprise experience at the door (or bring it along, we won't judge), and strike the perfect balance between Getting Stuff Done (GSD) and planning for future growth.
  • Embrace our experimentation platform and ship early to learn, adapt, and keep the innovation flowing.
  • Work from home, with flexible hours that support a healthy work-life balance for you and your family while staying connected with the rest of the team.
  • Engage in thought-provoking debates with your colleagues. We value strong, informed opinions that are open to growth and learning.
  • Share your knowledge by mentoring others in areas where you excel, while also seeking mentorship to further develop your skills.
  • Participate in collaborative code reviews, with a focus on shipping and making incremental improvements for long-term value.
  • Show your personality! Share your interests, habits, tools, perspectives, music, adventures, and anything else that excites you in our standups and semi-weekly Scooby Dooby Doos (not a stand-up, it's where we learn together).
  • Take part in our on-call rotation. It's all paws on deck!
  • Several years leading complex projects in any modern framework (We’re on Rails but anyone can learn that).
  • Turn vague ideas into concrete features and architect entire solutions that make their way to production.
  • Know how to code well in multiple languages with deep knowledge of at least one (prepare for a friendly test).
  • Deep familiarity with how the web works from the browser to the server, database, caching, external systems and APIs.
  • Manage your time and communicate actively to collaborate with internal and external teams with minimal hand-holding.
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience operating in AWS. We take advantage of many of their systems and want to use the right tool for the job and avoid building it when we can.
  • SQL query analysis and optimization skills.
  • Native iOS experience. We use an embedded WebView for the bulk of the product but have some native integrations as well that we’d like to improve on.
  • Eye for product and design. 
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Equity stake in Bark
  • Paid Time Off Policy
  • Paid sick time
  • Benefits provided by Justworks. (We partner with Justworks, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), to offer benefits packages for employees and their families.)
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Healthcare Support
    • On-Demand Primary Care
    • Online Mental Health Therapy
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Supplemental Life Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Voluntary Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Next Steps:

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