Senior Back-end JavaScript Engineer (Node.js)

Website Ghost

Publishing Platform

Overview

For this position, we’re specifically looking for experienced back-end JavaScript engineers with a track record of shipping large-scale projects and working in teams, confident taking a broad brief and seeing it through from start to finish.

Responsibilities

Node.js experience is important, because that’s what Ghost is written in! Ember.js experience is a big advantage, too. Experience working with other parts of our stack is a bonus, particularly Bookshelf, Knex, Express and Handlebars. A good grasp of MySQL and SQLite3 are helpful too, but not essential. Any other experience with startups, SaaS, open source, distributed applications or remote work is also very valuable.

One of the major perks of engineering at Ghost is that almost every single thing you work on will be released as open source under the MIT license. So you’re not just writing code for us, you’re writing it for yourself and for everyone else – both now, and in the future. Instead of spending years doing work will eventually be locked away in a box labelled “intellectual property” — you’ll get to write code which is open for anyone to use, including you in your own future projects!

People who are great at written communication and highly self-motivated tend to do best at Ghost. The majority of our team is made up of former founders, freelancers and self-starters who are confident and comfortable working independently and getting things done.

Requirements

This role would be well suited to someone who is experienced at building/shipping products, looking for a big/interesting thing to work on with a great international team and a healthy work/life balance. Our culture at Ghost is one of calm, happy work. Not a frantic startup treadmill.

Maybe you’re overworked at a traditional tech company and uncomfortable with the level of resemblance your life bears to an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Or maybe you’ve been solo bootstrapping products for years and you’re ready to work on something bigger with a group of excited, likeminded people.

What it’s like to work here

Well, we work remotely from all over the world! Most communication happens on Slack, with weekly meetings via Zoom. That used to be something remarkable that was worth mentioning, but hey — 2020 is weird.

The biggest perk of working at Ghost is that we have a small, talented team with a very large audience. This means you have the ability to have a huge impact on the product and the company, whilst also having interesting and challenging problems to work on. We believe deeply in what we do, and we’re all in this to build something lasting, sustainable and positive.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
    We pay well at market rates reflecting both location and experience
  • Fully remote work
    Work from anywhere in the world, or travel continuously if that’s your thing. Everything we do is online. As long as you have wifi, you’re all set.
  • All the tech you need
    We’ll pay for whatever hardware and software you need to work and make sure you’re regularly upgraded to the latest versions.
  • Office costs covered
    Whether you prefer a home office or a co-working space, we’ll help pay for it.
  • Personal development
    An annual budget for books, courses, conferences and travel expenses.
  • Twice annual international team retreats
    Every 6 months we get the whole crew together for a week away. The last few trips have taken us to Dubai, Thailand, Austria & Egypt.
  • 3 day weekends, all year long
    We close the office on the last Friday of every single month. Enjoy!
  • Unlimited paid vacation
    Minimum 2 weeks per year, if you don’t take it yourself, we kick you out of the office in December until the new year rolls around.
  • Paid parental leave
    When the time comes to welcome a new member of the family, we offer 3 months fully paid parental leave.
  • Guaranteed pay-reviews
    Everyone at Ghost receives annual pay reviews to update their salary for market rate changes and inflation.
  • Dog friendly office
    Just kidding we literally don’t have an office – but apparently tech companies think is an important detail to put on job descriptions and we didn’t want to feel left out. So, um. Feel free to work with your dog.

Cats are cool, too.

To apply for this job please visit careers.ghost.org.