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Searching For an Experienced, Capable Full-Stack Developer to Lead Our Product

RealLife is an international social learning startup dedicated to helping people make learning English
a life-changing global adventure.


We are looking for the right developer to join our team full-time and play a critical role in the execution of our company vision:

To Create a World Beyond Borders

You will lead the development of a video chat web application, currently in private beta, which connects English learners with other English learners, from around the world, to practice their English while discovering new friends from different cultures, without needing a teacher. 

Primary Requirements

  • Expertise in at least one Javascript framework (preferably angular)
  • Expertise in at least one backend language (preferably C# .net)
  • Ample experience and demonstrated success with challenging development projects in both back end and front end
  • You should be excited by challenging problems and doing work that will make a difference in the world

Description

  • You will work with technologies such as Asp.net Core, Angular, WebRTC, SignalR, Azure amongst others
  • You will work remotely (home office) and collaborate with the Product Manager in daily meetings, and with other online collaboration tools
  • We will set ambitious but realistic goals and hustle to achieve them, planning and executing on the product roadmap with OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)
  • You will be immersed in an English speaking company, culture, and product experience, receiving ample support and guidance for your English fluency (We are American founders with an English speaking team in Brazil, Spain, and Argentina). 
  • Being the sole developer (initially), you need to be able to produce autonomously, without micromanagement, researching and solving challenges

​Other Considerations

  • Ability to match technical solutions to business needs 
  • Experience and/ or interest in leading and mentoring others 
  • Agile Project Management expertise
  • Nice-to-haves (helpful,  but not absolutely necessary):
    • WebRTC expertise  
    • Dev-ops/ Servers/ Infrastructure Experience
    • Entrepreneurial experience 
    • University Degree in Computer Science or synergistic field
    • Other Core Technological Skills and Certificates
    • Living in or around Florianópolis (where Product manager lives)
  •  English fluency requirements: 
    • Intermediate to Advanced English fluency is a big advantage 
    • However, If you have a lower-level in speaking/ listening, but can communicate yourself in English reading/ writing, you still may have a chance.
    • No matter what your English level, feel free to fill out the application in Portuguese or English
  • Adequate work space and environment, Fast Internet Connection

Cultural Competencies

  • High Integrity: You’re ethical, transparent, and do what you say you will do 
  • Proactive: You own your work, act without being told what to do, bring new ideas, and pride yourself in going above and beyond what is expected
  • Communicative: Prompt and clear communication, able to take and give honest feedback with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Autonomous: You are self-directed and able to get the job done without constant supervision  
  • You strive to be the best version of yourself: You cultivate optimal habits in your personal and professional life to show up at your best every day and consistently improve
  • Voracious Learner: Extremely curious and passionate about stretching the mind and acquiring new knowledge and skills (in and beyond technology)

What we’re offering

  • Competitive Compensation (PJ) 
  • Remote Work/ Home Office
  • Paid Public Holidays and Vacation 
  • Flexible Schedule (Performance Based)
  • Equity in the company/ Vesting (Performance Based)

Note: We will accept applications in Portuguese or English

The Product We're Building

To bring our vision of "a world beyond borders" to life, we’re building a social English learning platform, which connects English learners with other English learners, from around the world, for speaking practice and cultural exchange via short, randomized video chats. 

The previous version of this, as shown in this video, was free to the public, and acquired more than 20,000 users in just 6 months.

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