The Role
If you have experience driving quality in distributed, web-based systems, or have experience being a strong advocate towards customer positivity, we’d love to talk to you about the opportunities we have!
About the Team
Our system handles more than one million emails and calendar events daily. Nearly everything an Outreach customer does involves our part of the system, and we never want to be in the way of our users reaching their customers - or their goals. We’re charged with designing and delivering interesting features, like automated reply detection, which requires a crisp design approach to answer nebulous and challenging problems.
We work with a disparate set of third-party APIs to implement our system, integrating with email and scheduling systems like Google Mail and Calendar, and Microsoft Office 365. Customers trust us with their privacy and data, and with their customer contacts. New legislation and practices (like GDPR) demand compliance that we take seriously, and they keep our work dynamic.
We're always concerned with making sure the outward interfaces we implement are up and running. But we’re also working to scale them to larger volumes so we can accommodate even bigger customers. Our road-map contains a rich suite of features for our customers focusing on communication flexibility and efficiency.

Your Daily Adventures Will Include

  • Drive quality both at the functional, but also at semantic and practical levels
  • Drive solid process that makes success repeatable and quantifiable
  • Involvement with the delivery, stability, and reception of our SaaS product
  • Learn to represent the customers’ best interests and incorporate their values into our decisions and plan
  • Quickly become a strong contributor on the team

Basic Qualifications

  • Capability to build tests that assure quality in our newest development efforts
  • Passionate and interested in our product and its mission, working to understand our customers, their goals, and values
  • Tech-stack overlap: We use Ruby on Rails on the back-end, though there are a couple of services written in Go, and one written using Node. We have data stores built on Redis, MySQL, and CouchDB. We use RSpec for testing, and Circle CI for continuous integration
  • Understanding of distributed systems and service-oriented architectures
  • Experience with Javascript, Ruby, or similar languages
  • Understanding of inter-process communications mechanisms, like REST
  • Some knowledge of relational and non-relational data stores
  • Exposure to email and schedule-management systems
  • Understanding of UI design principles
  • Able to work with customers to understand use cases, and advocate designs for those cases to the team
  • Great communications skills
  • Coding experience in testing frameworks and/or web technologies
  • Able to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity toward acceptable solutions
  • Familiar with web client automation frameworks and development tools
  • You embody our core values. We are hungry craftspeople, we have grit, we are honest, we take ownership, we have each other’s back no matter what, we’re one with our customers, and we find strength in diversity and inclusion

Why You’ll Love It Here
• Generous medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and their dependents
• Flexible time off
• 401k to help you save for the future
• Company-organized and personal paid volunteer days to support the community that supports us
• Fun company and team outings (or virtual events these days!) because we play just as hard as we work
• Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups like OWN (Outreach Womxn's Network)
• A parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course for new parents
• Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
• Plus, unlimited snacks and beverages in our kitchen (once we're back in the office, that is!)
• We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Elixir Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our Lower Queen Anne office is located along the beautiful Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown, near Myrtle Edwards Park.

What are Outreach Perks + Benefits

Outreach Benefits Overview

At Outreach, we believe in taking care of our employees as whole people, and our benefits and perks reflect that value. We offer benefits and perks such as flexible time off, a 401k to help save for the future, employee resource groups, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings. Our wellness benefits include a generous medical, dental, and vision package for full-time employees and their dependents, access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Program), mental health supports, and FSA and DCFSA options. For new parents, we offer a parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Outreach organizes quarterly events for employees to volunteer together in the community. We also offer paid time off for volunteer days.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Outreach's leadership team is highly diverse, reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is focused on continuous improvement of our DEI initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
We offer DEI trainings to help facilitate understanding of issues surrounding equity and inclusion, including unconscious bias.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups such as Outreach Womxn's Network (OWN) and others that exist to support employees from underrepresented populations are supported from the top down at Outreach.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Outreach provides training to encourage diverse hiring and the Recruiting Team is constantly searching for innovative ways to reach a diverse population of candidates.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $15000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
All employees receive a basic life insurance plan at the $100,000 level. Employees can elect voluntary life insurance if they would like additional coverage beyond the $100,000 level.
Wellness Programs
Outreach's EAP (Employee Assistance Program) offers free, confidential counseling, 24-hour crisis telephone counseling, addiction support, etc.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Outreach provides flexible start and end times, as well as flexible Friday schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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