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Productboard

productboard is the product management system that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster.

Permissions Expert Engineer (Ruby on Rails, Kotlin)
Prague, CZ
Job Description / Skills Required

Become the leading engineer of a team that will architect a brand new scalable permission model for Productboard, a product management system used by the largest global companies. Bring your deep access control experience to ensure building a highly available and reliable service that will help all our engineering teams manage permissions in our complex tool.

Our Tech Stack

  • Our stack is a Ruby on Rails backend and microservices mostly written in Kotlin with React.js and Typescript on the frontend fueled by nx. You can find our whole stack at StackShare.
  • We're running Elasticsearch to power our Insights search.
  • We are fully migrated to Kubernetes on AWS to enable an event-driven service architecture, using Kafka to let services communicate together asynchronously and resiliently.

You'll be expected to work on everything from the above, but we're not expecting deep knowledge in all of it. We strive to build up everything backed by code and reliable pipelines which will get you on track at lightning speed. We're always open to changes which can make us better!

About you

We're looking for someone with the following skills and qualities:

  • 2+ years of experience building backend systems
  • Eagerness to use your deep experience with permission models like RBAC in complex systems
  • Experience with some parts of our tech stack is always welcome (messaging, AWS, k8s, Typescript, SPAs)
  • Your code is clean and well tested, you own development from discovery to production deployment
  • You love to learn and constantly improve your own skills and are not afraid to jump into new things
  • You like communicating with frontend or product management and you always keep the end-user in mind.
  • You could win a debate on tabs vs. spaces conducted entirely in English (we have an international team and are successful at keeping discussions in English)

You can look forward to the following benefits:

💰 Stock options

💻 MacBook + 34″ monitor

📚 Budget for online courses, books, and conferences

🏝 5 weeks of vacation + sick days

❤️ 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart 

🍲 Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day (or lunch delivered to your home)

💚 Shared Headspace account for mindfulness & mental health 

🏋 MultiSport card to access sports facilities

🍹 Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats

🍀 Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

⏱ Flexible working hours and home office

🧒🏻 Parental benefits

🎓 Language lessons

📢 Productboard Toastmasters Club

🌁 Opportunity to travel to San Francisco

✈️ Relocation Package for foreign (non-Czech/Slovak) candidates relocating to Prague

About Productboard

Productboard is the customer-centric product management platform that helps teams get the right products to market faster. Over 4,000 companies, including Microsoft, 1-800-Contacts, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap. In April 2021, we closed our $72M Series-C round, backed by VC giants like Tiger Global Management, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Headquartered in San Francisco, we are a truly international company, with offices in Vancouver and Prague.

  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and markets
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere building a new and complex product
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • With modern offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Prague, you can expect occasional travel across the Atlantic!

About our culture

At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

You can get to know your future colleagues by listening to our People of Productboard podcast, or check out our Instagram profile and People of Productboard FB page for more info about life at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion of equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. 

As such, we do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

All aspects of employment including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Togetherness is one of our core values and our Diversity Council helps us ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every human being matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.