Very Big Things is looking for experienced Backend developers to join our team in Odessa. Our programming language of choice is Elixir, but if you have good fundamentals (3+ years) in other web-development backend languages (Ruby, Python,...) feel free to apply, and we'll gladly teach you the rest.

Very Big Things (VBT), an international award winning digital product agency is looking for experienced Backend developers. We have offices in US (Miami), Croatia (Zagreb) and Ukraine (Odessa) with our core business being development of web and/or mobile apps we create for our US clients - most of them greenfield. We are hiring for our Odessa (Ukraine) office.


As an agency, we have different clients with different problems, making work at VBT always dynamic and exciting. Apart from the work, another thing that sets us apart is our tech stack which leans towards functional programming and therefore our language of choice for the BE team is Elixir.


Our main focus is building kickass web/mobile apps and platforms as well as VR experiences. Some of the awesome and challenging projects we’ve built that make a difference include:
- helping a client with digital transformation by building a tele-health platform enabling them to provide healthcare to thousands of users in the time of global health crisis
- building a mobile app for the premier boat rental company in Florida, allowing users to effortlessly rent a boat from the palm of your hand
- helping the #1 health-tech company provide clarity in a global crisis by building a COVID-19 Map using complex data to help individuals make critical decisions for themselves, their families and their employees
- building a first ever real time all-inclusive wellness application, providing everyone with an elegant and simple solution to live a healthier life
- peer-to-peer platform connecting college students to the elderly, solving life's problems. Like taking out the trash, walking the dog, or having a pleasant conversation.

Even if you have no knowledge of Elixir but have willingness to learn, try out something new and a strong foundation in another language feel free to apply - our senior team are top-notch experts and will gladly help you master Elixir.


Experienced BE developers responsibilities as we see them:
- Building APIs for frontend developers
- Integrating various 3rd party systems (like payment systems, healthcare systems, etc.)
- Analyzing and breaking down features into tasks and components
- developing and implementing the required feature
- knowing when to hand-off smaller tasks to junior colleagues as a
mentoring/learning opportunity for them
- Clear and direct communication with Project managers and other project team members
- Recognizing when there are issues in work and either escalating or working together to solve the issues
- Providing estimates to the best of their ability
- Mentorship and PR reviewing for junior colleagues

What you will be doing:
- Shipping Elixir code
- Collaborating using Github (including code reviews)
- API design and implementation (GraphQL and REST)
- Relational database design
- Setting up and maintaining build and deployment pipelines

What we expect from you:
- 3+ years experience in Elixir/Phoenix, or similar web development language
and framework (Ruby on Rails, Python+Django, etc.)
- Good grasp of relational management database systems, design practices
and SQL anti-patterns
- Comprehensive knowledge of web ecosystem
- Familiarity with Cloud concepts (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
- Familiarity with CI/CD and Docker based workflows
- Familiarity with Cloud hosting providers and their services
- (Optional) Familiarity with basic Kubernetes or Heroku concepts

What we offer:
- Work and gain experience in an international team using an exciting new programming language
- Support from our more senior developers and Elixir gurus will have you switching over to functional programming in no time
- Projects mostly greenfield - architect and own your code from the start, no gravedigging in other’s legacy code
- Different clients from different industries, each with their own product - no boredom, always different approach
- Flexible work hours and ability to periodically work-from-home (even when there is no global pandemic)
- Fun and relaxed company culture where we care about teammates
- Office in Odessa's center

For additional info on our projects check out our website.

Please apply via the following link:https://verybigthings.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=26&source=aWQ9MTI%3D

Looking forward to your application!

About Very Big Things

Very Big Things is an award winning digital-products agency which designs & develops digital experiences for web, mobile, VR, AR and any others devices you come across.

Whether a tiny startup or Fortune 500 company, we are here to help, relying on our three pillars — building legacy-worthy products, making our clients insanely happy and having a great and motivated team.

We currently have 60 employees in three offices (US, Croatia, Ukraine).

Our main focus is building kickass web/mobile apps and platforms as well as VR experiences. Some of the awesome and challenging projects we’ve built that make a difference include:

— helping a client with digital transformation by building a tele-health platform enabling them to provide healthcare to thousands of users in the time of global health crisis
— building a mobile app for the premier boat rental company in Florida, allowing users to effortlessly rent a boat from the palm of your hand
— helping the #1 health-tech company provide clarity in a global crisis by building a COVID-19 Map using complex data to help individuals make critical decisions for themselves, their families and their employees
— building a first ever real time all-inclusive wellness application, providing everyone with an elegant and simple solution to live a healthier life
— peer-to-peer platform connecting college students to the elderly, solving life’s problems. Like taking out the trash, walking the dog, or having a pleasant conversation.

For more projects of ours, feel free to check out our website! :)

Company website:
verybigthings.com

DOU company page:
https://jobs.dou.ua/companies/very-big-things/

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