Senior Software Engineer (Elixir) at Packlane () (allows remote)

Senior Software Engineer (Elixir) at Packlane () (allows remote)

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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-18 05:00:07

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At Packlane, we help customers create custom packaging that can transform their businesses – and we need you to build the powerful tools and integrations that make it all possible. In fact, we’d be OK with you wearing a brightly colored superhero cape at your desk because you have visionary powers to see the future, lasers in your fingertips to weld together innovative solutions, and X-ray vision for detecting and eradicating bugs and inefficiencies.

As the ideal candidate, you understand that inventive and stable software is essential to the continued prosperity of our business — and also result in web experiences more forceful than a locomotive.

Consider Packlane a unique challenge - you’ll be in charge of systems that enable people with a range of design knowledge (from novices to experts) to create products that help them tell their business’s brand story. It’s a big job, but the engineer we’re looking for will be excited to work on a career-defining startup that’s pioneering new approaches to designing and manufacturing packaging. Join our team as a software engineer and put your super-skills to work for the forces of good.

What You'll Do:

  • Ideate. Create. Innovate. Help our small (but ultra-productive!) team craft new and wonderful products both by building innovative elements and integrating solutions.
  • Craft the core of the web applications that power our business and pitch in on front-end development.
  • Build reliable systems in Elixir, Phoenix, and the BEAM ecosystem and integrate them with world-class applications driven by PHP, PostgreSQL, and more.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, department heads, and consultants to design and implement the best business solutions possible.
  • Help chart our course to dramatically scale our business, while maintaining architectural simplicity, pervasive observability, readable code, and a happy and engaged development team.
  • Bend steel with your bare hands (optional).

What You'll Love About Packlane:

  • Use the technologies you love - Packlane is an opportunity to cut your teeth on an exciting technology stack, including innovative development frameworks and cutting-edge functional languages.
  • We’re a small team - You’ll be one of few, which means you’ll have a real chance to make an impact. Expect (and hopefully enjoy!) a lot of control and influence over product decisions and prioritization, with significant engagement and input into business decision-making.
  • You’ll help build our future - We’ve got a lot of ambitious projects in the works, from re-building manufacturing infrastructure from the ground up, to implementing robust order management systems that orchestrate an intricate production flow, and you’ll be at the forefront of it all. We value creative thinking, bold decisions, and the courage to take ownership over solutions.
  • You'll be challenged to grow - If you are curious and willing to continue to learn and level-up, you'll be right at home on our team. We value diverse and growing skillsets as well as deep knowledge in specific areas of software development and engineering. We encourage exploration and growth, sharing your knowledge, and evolving our stack and implementation.
  • Flexibility - We’re a fully remote company, from Engineering through Customer Service. We’re proud of our remoteness and make sure to stay connected and interactive through Slack, Zoom, and other channels. Our core business spans the North American time zones from GMT-3 to GMT-7, so as long as your work schedule can overlap within those boundaries, we're good! We welcome applicants outside of the US / North America. We value work-life balance and work to find innovative solutions to meet peoples' needs.


  • 3+ years of experience in Elixir, Phoenix, and Ecto to build domain logic, web APIs, internal tools, or similar big projects in production. You have a couple of languages under your belt and aren't afraid of picking up new ones. Experience with PHP and Javascript is a plus.
  • Real-world experience in designing and evolving SQL schemas and writing code that manages relational data. You're confident working with production data, choosing indexing strategies for tables based on their access patterns, and deciding when and how to use data caching in memory, as a few examples.
  • A great understanding of web technologies, and how to optimize them so a website handles complex data with speed, robustness, and security. You don't break a sweat while debugging production issues with the help of logs and tracing.
  • You understand the value but also the cost of writing tests. We value high test coverage and, at the same time, we try to avoid being slowed down by tests that are too implementation-dependent when refactoring existing code.
  • An easy-to-work-with attitude, well-organized, and highly self-motivated.
  • Reliable. Accountable. Dependable. And all the other good -ables. You know what they are.
  • Great communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a healthy obsession with learning new things.
  • Don’t see your strengths listed? Tell us about them! We want eager and gritty applicants :) not narrowly pigeon-holed engineers.

Bonus Points

  • Pragmatic approaches to complex problems. Know when a hack is the right solution.
  • Expert at debugging and willing to jump into the fray.
  • Previous experience on remote teams.
  • Experience setting up and managing cloud resources in AWS or GCP

Employment type

  • Employee or contract depending on location.
  • US applicants and International contractors who can overlap with North America time zones (minimum 2 hours overlap with PST) are welcome to apply.