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Senior Backend Developer

About the role

We value inclusivity and diversity at Envato. Research shows candidates from neurodiverse and underrepresented backgrounds often only apply for roles if they meet all the criteria. We like to make our hiring decisions based on experience and passion, so if you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments please let us know. We also encourage you to let us know the pronouns you use at any point during the recruitment process. 


About Placeit:

As Envato continues to grow, so does our ability to find new and expanded opportunities to offer value, support, and inspiration to digital creatives worldwide. With Placeit, Envato provides the tools, tips, and tricks many creatives, marketers and small business owners need to bring their ideas to life. Placeit counts companies such as Google, Facebook, and Oracle as their paying customers, and has over 180,000 subscribers worldwide.

We are a global and rapidly scaling business.  Blending purpose and profit, we’re a passionate B Corp, committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage in. You can read more about our purpose and values here.

We’ve embraced flexibility for a long time – where we can, let’s make work, work for you! We have an amazing office in the Colonia Americana neighborhood in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; but our roles can be based ANYWHERE in Mexico (that has a great internet connection).



The Backend Developer (Senior Level) will be the software engineer dedicated to work on the backend part of new features from start to finish which would include everything from early prototypes to getting the production server ready and checking for security concerns, delivering quality code within the expected time.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Apply problem-solving techniques to software.
  • Diagnose root causes of issues on software projects.
  • Work on Backend project tasks.
  • Keep updated documentation of process and results of software tasks.
  • Design of mid-high complexity projects.
  • Design of research project.
  • Oversee technical aspects of software projects.
  • Be technically curious (learning on your own)
  •  Coach and supervise the Software Development Engineering team


Required Technical Skills/Experience:

  • 6+ Years of coding with Ruby.
  • Ruby on Rails.
  • MySQL.
  • Unix: bash, piping, SSH, tools (CAT, AWK, SED), basics of standard input/output.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (e.g. Git, or SVN)
  • Web development methodologies.
  • Client and server programming languages.
  • Web and network protocols.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Data Analysis.
  • Data Structure and Algorithms.
  • Software Design patterns.
  • Software Architecture.
  • Software Infrastructure
  • Machine Learning
  • Document-oriented databases.
  • Web sockets and web workers.
  • Basic principles of database design.
  • Excellent English in both written and verbal communication


Required Professional Competencies/Experience

  • Analysis/Problem Solving.
  • Quality Orientation.
  • Effective Listening.
  • Teamwork.
  • Flexibility.
  • Learning/Life long learner


What We Offer:

Competitive Salary based on qualifications

  • 30 days – Christmas Bonus
  • 12 vacation days (from the first year)
  • 100% holidays bonus
  • Private Health Insurance (SGMM)
  • 5% Grocery Coupons (With legal cap)
  • 5% Savings Funds (Fondo de Ahorro)
  • Internet/electricity allowance (monthly paid)
  • Profit-share, Mexican entity
  • A performance-based bonus program worth up to 10% annually
  • Round trip tickets around Mexico to a place you haven’t been twice a year.
  • Unlimited ebooks
  • Paid for educational courses that relate to your work
  • Top line equipment


What’s Next?

Submit your resume and answers to the below questions. Good luck!


About Us:

– We’re B-Corp certified & believe in succeeding sustainably as one global team.
– We’re committed to ensuring all our team feel welcome, included, and respected.
– We support the flexibility to work from anywhere in Mexico, great benefits above the law, generous parental leave, wellness programs, social connection and learning opportunities to help you grow.

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Envato is an online platform that offers a marketplace for trading creative assets, such as themes, templates, graphics, and more. It also provides additional services like a studio for hiring freelancers and courses to help users learn the skills needed to create digital content.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 501-1,000
Year Founded: 2006

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