Full-Stack Engineer for Guardian Trust - Clearwater, FL

Introductory paragraph

Interviewing for a new company is a serious time commitment for all parties involved. Please take the time to read this and thoughtfully consider if we would be a good fit for one another. This is a full-time position. You must be located in Florida and be able to interact in person with our team in Clearwater, FL. No contractors or agencies. Seriously.

Guardian Trust was created for the sole purpose of helping people with disabilities financially qualify for public assistance programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Not to oversimplify things, but our mission is hefty, and we accomplish it by leveraging technology and hiring the best.

About us

My name: Daniel Spofford
My position: Software Engineer
Company name: Very
Website: https://www.verypossible.com/careers/senior-engineering-guardian-trust

Company info and history:

Very, is a remote-first company, and we’ve fully embraced this concept alongside them. About 30% of the Very dev team works out of HQ in Chattanooga, TN, and the other 70% work remotely from various locations across the United States.

Very is helping to recruit for one of our favorite clients: Guardian Trust in Clearwater, FL. Our ideal candidate is someone with a high level of programming expertise and also a high-level of product ownership.

About the job

Job title: Full-Stack Engineer for Guardian Trust

Job description:

Your job will be to not only add on to our platform, but also to listen to the team using it and make continuous recommendations for improvement. While the Guardian Trust team doesn’t have a degree in programming, they truly understand leveraging smart software and taking care of their customers.

We’ve got lofty goals for growth— striving to help as many people with disabilities as possible. As a Senior Software Engineer at Guardian Trust, we expect you to not only bring a high level of programming expertise, but also a high-level of product ownership. We value collaboration, as well as exceptional communication with the ability to distill complex ideas in layman’s terms. We also value well-tested, reusable code and expect our engineer to be as good a practitioner as they are a leader and teacher.

When you start working at Guardian, you’ll pair with our development partner, Very, to learn the ropes of the product and code-base, third-party integrations, deployment, business decisions, etc. Very will continue to be part of the code review process to ensure Guardian is well taken care of—and you’re set up for success.

Salary range:

We believe in fair compensation, depending on your skill and experience, you can expect to make somewhere between $80,000 and $120,000 annually upon joining the company. We have an excellent health plan available to our employees, and we cover 100% of the cost of the premium for our employee and their families. We have a 401k program that we’ll provide a maximum of a 3% match based upon the percentage you contribute.

Position on remote work:

Currently, the Guardian Trust staff works full-time in Clearwater, FL. However, we see the benefit of remote work and welcome engineers who would like to work mostly remote. We ask that from time to time you come to the office to work directly with our staff using our trust management software. Especially in the beginning, we feel it’s essential to fully understand our workflows and advise on system improvement.

What the successful job applicant will be working on:

Guardian in collaboration with Very, has built custom web-based CRM software to manage back-office workflows and the day-to-day operations of Trust management. You will have the opportunity to shape and grow the user experience to facilitate intuitive and efficient use. The web application integrates with a robust accounting system as well as a check-writing service. There is a strong focus on availability in the face of degraded performance from integrations. As such, you will be able to leverage the strengths of Elixir to continue providing a high-quality experience as part of the Guardian team.

• Elixir (Phoenix)
• JavaScript (React)
• Redis
• Postgres
• Heroku

About the interview process

Candidates will be prescreened by the Very Product Manager. The next round includes a technical interview by the Guardian dev team. The final round includes an interview with the Guardian Trust team, including COO.

How To Apply

This is a full-time employment opportunity for a single individual. We’re not looking for contractors, part-time individuals, or agencies of any kind. Applicants must be located in Florida. Thanks!

To apply, please send us a note to jobs-gt@verypossible.com with in the subject line. Please include the following:

  1. What’s most important to you from a company culture and operating environment?

  2. What are the biggest things that de-motivate you and make you unhappy when it comes to being an independent engineer within a company?

  3. Your resume

  4. Code samples with comments explaining what you did and how you architected the code.

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