Bark Technologies: Senior Product Engineer

Bark Technologies

Posted: 7 months ago

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Position type
full time
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Job location
USA Only

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA

Senior Product Engineer

Job Type: Full-time
Atlanta, GA and Remote (United States Only)
Salary Range: $180-220K DOE

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:
Please be sure to add to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

We recognize people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

Bark is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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