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Software Engineer

Department: Product
Location: San Francisco
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Braintree builds products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. Interactions like seamlessly paying for your ride share -- or the condo you rented this weekend -- without presenting a card or pressing a button, or buying a lamp on Pinterest...right from Pinterest. The Braintree full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own experiences and then scale their businesses around the globe. We're known for our technology but we're also known for our support, with internal risk and underwriting, account management and technical support teams who ensure a frictionless payments experience. 

Acquired by PayPal in 2013, Braintree is now in an even greater position to change the way people pay. Headquartered in Chicago, Braintree has offices in San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London with employees stationed around the world. 


Who you are

You're an experienced (4+ years) software developer,  with a passion for technology. You’re interested in designing and writing clean, well-tested code focused on high-transaction rates, security, and scalability. You have crisp communication skills and may have skills in any of these areas:

  • Ruby, PHP, Python, or similar technologies
  • Server-side software development
  • Test-driven development (TDD)

How we work

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 collaborate...

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're confident that our automated testing is thorough and will catch any regression bugs - and that’s critical given the software we write!  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 value our people...
 
We spend time regularly working on whatever we’re interested in. 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 submissions.
Salaries are generous and compensation packages include 401k contributions, and ample vacation time.
 
Interested?

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:
http://www.braintreepayments.com/inside-braintree/how-we-built-the-software-that-processes-billions-in-payments

Take a look at some of the code we have on github: https://github.com/braintree