Braintree: Exceptional Developer

Posted by | January 3, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, Il


If this job isn’t right for you, we’ll pay you $5,000 if you refer
someone who is hired! Have them contact us or send us their contact
information and we will do all of the leg work.*
We are growing our team and are seeking exceptional developers with all
levels of experience. Instead of including a list of requirements we
want you to understand how we work. If our environment sounds like a
place for you, then go to our ‘How to Apply’ section and follow the
How we work

We pair…
We pair program to write all of our software. We work on Mac Pros with
two keyboards and dual 27″ cinema displays. We work in an open team
room; no cubicles or private offices. Communication is key to our
process, and we don’t want to hinder it with walls.
We test…
Testing is at the forefront of our development philosophy. We never
need to check our code coverage to know that it’s at 100%: with
disciplined TDD, no line of code will be written without a test. We
don’t have a QA team. That might be terrifying when you consider the
type of software that we’re building, but we’re confident that our
automated testing is thorough and will catch any regression bugs. We use
continuous integration to test every version of every client library
against our gateway.
We are agile…
Agile development methodologies mean different things to different
people. For us, the most important part of Agile is doing what works
best for the team. We have a story card wall and release a few times a
week. We keep the team in sync with daily standups and have a
retrospective once a month to discuss things that are going well and
opportunities for improvements. We’re pragmatic, not dogmatic. Although
we have strong opinions, we’re never afraid to try to new things to see
if they work and reconsider our positions if the situation warrants it.
We are polyglots…
Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we don’t confine
ourselves to a single programming language. We believe in using the best
tool for the job while maintaining a slight bias toward the tools the
team knows the best. We’ve written infrastructure components in Python,
and we build client libraries for integrating with Braintree in Ruby,
Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, and .NET.
We value our people…
We spend half a day every week working on whatever we’re interested in,
regardless of whether it’s relevant to the business. Some examples of
the things people have chosen to work on include competing against each
other to build a mesh chat client in node.js, contributing to open
source projects, and discussing strategies for our Google AI challenge
Salaries are generous and compensation packages include 401k contributions, and ample vacation time.
We’re looking for people who are interested in getting in on the ground
floor of an incredible opportunity to build amazing software and
transform the payments industry.
Take a look at some of our blog posts to see some of the problems we face:
Take a look at some of the code we have on github:
Think you’ve got something to contribute to our exceptional team? We’d like to hear from you!
**NOTE: The referrer will receive this bonus only after the candidate
is employed at Braintree for at least 60 days after his or her start
date. The referrer must also complete and return a w-9 in order to
receive the bonus. The referrer is responsible for paying taxes on the
referral bonus. Also, to qualify for the referral bonus, the hired
candidate must have accepted our offer of employment within two months
of your referral.

To apply:

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