Full Stack Engineer

littleBits Electronics   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Manufacturing


Not Specified years

Posted 171 days ago

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We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We invent.

At littleBits, we’re on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. And we believe this mission starts with you. When you join the team, you’ll enter a workspace that encourages innovation, creative expression, teamwork, and transparency. We also encourage spontaneous sing-a-longs, furry friends, roaming robots, and lots of laughs. If you are genuinely excited about our mission, and about working with a smart, dedicated and talented group of inventors, artists and doers, we want you on our team!

The FULL STACK ENGINEER will be part of the top-notch team responsible for the features and functionality across our digital web properties (e-commerce, community, and backend operations).  Our engineering challenges range from content management, tracking+testing, search & recommendations, forums + discussions, order management, supply chain, distribution logistics, and full-lifecycle business intelligence.

You will be working with a top-notch engineering, design, and product management team - a key player in an organization that breathes innovation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a Ruby on Rails whiz and have solid expertise in front-end technologies including HTML, CSS , JavaScript and React.
  • Have experience with associated development tools and frameworks, RSpec, CirleCi or Jenkins, OAuth, and Github.
  • Have top-notch analytical skills and the ability to break down complex problems into smaller manageable pieces.
  • Have experience working with product management teams and high-level business requirements.


  • Write high-quality code that helps our customers achieve our mission
  • Contribute to architecture and product definition
  • Be an expert at web development – develop from the database through to the front-end
  • Share knowledge and learn in an agile development process
  • Help increase littleBits leadership in the open source community


  • Full Stack web development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to itemize and estimate deliverables
  • Experience launching complex user experiences into production
  • Establish priorities and deliver against high-level themes and metrics
  • Experience with our current stack: React, Ruby, Shopify, MySQL, Redis, Wordpress is a plus
  • Ability to design and implement integrated systems for e-commerce, community, and ERP is a plus
  • Deep understanding of system architecture, cloud, automation, and database administration is a plus
  • Participation in open source projects is a plus
  • Experience with start-ups and agile software processes is a plus
  • Delivery focused entrepreneurial mindset is a plus
  • Mentor team members, monitor code quality, be opinionated and vocal about solid engineering practices. 
  • Write high quality code – lots of it.
  • Own architecture, system uptime, and response time
  • Coordinate efforts across engineers
  • Launch complex user experiences into production
  • Prioritize and deliver against high-level themes and metrics


  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful inventing at the heart of all we do
  • Sweeping views of the Hudson, a tricked-out office and fully stocked kitchen
  • All the oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, microscopes, microchips, soldering irons, laser cutters, 3D printers, craft supplies and googly eyes you could ever want
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, commuter checks, FSA and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup
  • Flexible working hours and sick day policy
  • Generous vacation policy

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