Software Engineer II (Backend)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Shogun is on a mission to empower brands to create exceptional ecommerce experiences, and in the process, build the best remote company.

Since being in the Winter 2018 batch of Y-Combinator, we've seen tremendous growth while intentionally creating a culture where people from all backgrounds belong. Our company and products are informed by diverse perspectives from the best talent around the world. We are fully remote, have no offices, and are looking for team members who are excited to work remotely.

We closed our Series A and B in 2020, and after raising a $67.5M Series C in 2021, we are scaling faster than ever. Some of our investors include Insight Partners, Initialized Capital, Accel, VMG Partners, and Y Combinator.


For this position, we are looking for candidates located in Canada and the US.

Job Overview

As an experienced Software Engineer, you will be working on Shogun and empowering merchants to create exceptional ecommerce experiences. You will have the opportunity to work on a team of high performers and to ship things fast.

You will get to design, build and maintain robust and scalable software that will impact some of the best brands across the world.

Who You Are

  • Recent experience developing production Ruby on Rails APIs in a professional environment, that includes:
    • Review of documentation concerning upcoming features and breakdown the work into manageable steps
    • Completion of assigned work with minimal to no assistance
    • Identification of gaps in upcoming feature documentation and comfortable asking your Engineering Manager, Product Manager or Designer for more detail
    • Ensure work is properly covered by unit and integration tests
    • Provide assistance to fellow team members as needed
  • Proficient in writing thorough documentation to guide our fellow Shogies, partners and merchants.
  • Familiar with common software design patterns, and their use in conjunction with Rails APIs.
  • Willing to take ownership of different sections of the application, becoming the go-to person on the team for all aspects of it, from planning and stories to QA and support questions.
  • Proficient with managing work with Git and GitHub
  • Comfortable working in a 100% remote environment and can be trusted to work with high agency

Need to Have

  • 3+ years of strong proficiency and professional working experience using Ruby on Rails
  • Fluency in testing frameworks such as RSpec or Minitest
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL and Redis

Nice to Have

  • Experience in Heroku and/or AWS
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience in writing Analytics or Reporting features
  • Experience with MongoDB or similar document based databases
  • Experience with eCommerce platforms such as Shopify or BigCommerce
  • Proficient in writing queries in SQL
The final job level and compensation will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, years of relevant experience, skills, qualifications, certifications, geographic location, other business considerations.
Salary Range
$142,125$192,275 USD

A Note to Future Shogies

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting potential Shogies. If you have relevant skills that are not reflected in your resume, we welcome your candidacy and encourage you to share more in an optional cover letter, even if your experience doesn’t match our exact requirements. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where everyone feels like they belong. We encourage you to apply if you feel this role is a good fit for you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

What We Offer (Varies by Location)

  • Competitive salary
  • Company-sponsored healthcare, visioncare, dentalcare for you and your dependents
  • Retirement plans with matching contributions (401k, Pension, and RRSP)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Stock options
  • Yearly company and department off-sites
  • Home office set-up reimbursement
  • Monthly home office productivity reimbursement
  • Co-working space reimbursement
  • PTO, sick leave, holidays, Shogie appreciation days, COVID-19 related time off
  • Learning and Development reimbursement
  • Mental health and wellbeing offerings
  • Quarterly Wellness reimbursement
  • Remote work – We are a diverse and distributed team that uses Slack, Zoom, Notion, and other tools to stay connected

Our Values

  • Work in the open: We strive for transparency and operate with high integrity. We value diverse feedback and give insight to both our Shogies and clients.
  • People are People: We believe everyone should be treated with respect. We seek to understand teammates and clients through questions and feedback.
  • Win and grow together: We are all on the Shogun team, and love to see teammates and clients succeed. We challenge, learn from, help out, and cheer each other on as we continue to grow.
  • Biased to Action: Agility and ownership in all that we do. We deliver value to each other and clients iteratively and quickly.

Shogun supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected class.

At this time Shogun does not use AI to make recruiting or hiring decisions.

Please refer to the position specific location requirements listed under the location section of the job description as we are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the mentioned location(s) without requiring employment visa sponsorship.