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Senior Software Developer – TechValidate

SurveyMonkey | Emeryville, CA, USA


About TechValidate

TechValidate — acquired by SurveyMonkey in August 2015 — is a fast-growing marketing software company located in Emeryville. We are a B2B SaaS company with hundreds of customers including IBM, GE, SAP, Dell, HP, Citrix, and Dropbox. We operate as an independent division of SurveyMonkey, and both TechValidate and SurveyMonkey as a whole are profitable.

We have a unique product that automates the creation of marketing content based on the voice of real users. While we charge “enterprise” prices, we strive to deliver the kind of world-class user experience you rarely see in enterprise products.

A little bit about the team

Although small, we pack a large punch. The team is directed by the VP who leads design and front-end development, holds degrees in both art and computer science and has been a designer/developer at Apple, FunnyOrDie, among others. Also a part of the TechValidate founding team, is the CTO who leads software engineering and is a true full-stack developer that values simplicity and enjoys deleting old code almost as much as writing new code. The third member on the team holds over 12 years of experience in designing, developing and crafting high quality UI for web, desktop, and mobile applications.

Who We’re Looking For

We're looking for a mid-level or senior developer with a deep understanding of all aspects of the web application stack. You should care about the quality of your code, the user experience, and how your choices impact the business as a whole. You need to be able to evaluate tradeoffs and make decisions. Strong opinions are welcome.

TechValidate is a Rails shop, so you should have real-world experience with Ruby on Rails. You should also be equally comfortable working on the front end (Coffeescript/Javascript/HTML) or the back end.

If this sounds like you, we should talk.

Why work here?

  • You prefer to work on small teams with outstanding colleagues

  • You like the idea of working remotely 3-4 days/week

  • You are dedicated to shipping great products, but value having work/life balance

  • You prefer to work for a real business that makes a profit

  • You like the idea of being part of a small-company culture (TechValidate) with the benefits that come with being part of a larger whole (SurveyMonkey)

  • You like competitive compensation and amazing benefits

  • Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3 or more years of experience building complex web apps

  • Fluent in Ruby and Rails

  • Fluent in Javascript

  • Strong object oriented design skills

  • Ability to write concise, expressive code

  • Experience with production Linux environments

  • How We Work

    We work in the office on Mondays, when we have our weekly company-wide team meeting. Outside of that, we usually work remotely and communicate via Slack and a 30-min. daily check-in call.

    As long as you demonstrate the ability to work independently and meet deadlines, your work schedule is pretty much up to you. You can of course work in the office anytime you want, and there will be times it makes sense to be in the office when collaborating closely with a colleague.

    Our Location

    TechValidate is located a quick counter-commute from San Francisco. Our office is located in a vibrant neighborhood of Emeryville ( 5900 Hollis Street ), easily accessible via BART and the Emery Go-Round, a free shuttle that stops directly in front of TechValidate.


    As part of SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, generous PTO, 401k, paid holidays, and equity compensation.

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