Functional Programming Jobs

Elixir/Phoenix Full Stack Engineer

Sparta Science

  • elixir
  • phoenix-framework
  • extreme-programming
  • pair-programming
  • tdd

Quick Facts

Sparta Science
San Francisco, CA, US
Junior, Mid-Level, Senior
$ 120,000 - 250,000

Job description

We’re looking to add full-stack engineers to our small, collaborative development team. You’d be a great fit if you are comfortable working on both front-end and back-end code, like to pair program all day, like writing your tests first, enjoy constructive dialogue as much as shipping code, and are excited about regularly delivering a product that has an impact. Our app is written in Elixir, which we love because it combines a beautiful, Ruby-like syntax with substantial performance improvements. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to learn this cutting-edge language or to improve your existing skills. We use the Phoenix web framework and Elm for the complex parts of our UI.

We believe in working at a sustainable pace—you’ll typically code for 8 hours each day, and then you’re off to relax, recharge, and refocus. Our office is in SOMA, a 10-minute walk from BART and Caltrain. Due to our emphasis on in-person collaboration, working remotely is not possible for this role.

What you’ll bring to the table

  • 2+ years of software development experience

  • Desire to work in a full-time pair-programming environment

  • Desire to work on a team that practices TDD

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well with our team

  • Passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well

  • Passion for improving your skills, tackling interesting work, and solving challenging problems


  • Experience with Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby on Rails, or Elm

  • Experience with pair programming

  • Experience with TDD

  • Experience with agile/XP software development


  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Health, dental, and vision

  • 401(k)

  • Access to our cutting-edge athletic training facility in Menlo Park

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