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We believe if you give a motivated and creative person enough freedom they can do amazing things. We believe a group of these people can change the world. We believe a lovingly crafted product can thrive in a world of mass-produced junk.

Software Engineer

OO enthusiast, Ruby nerd

More info

Big Cartel is home to nearly a million independent stores around the world, and in the last decade they’ve generated over $1,000,000,000 (yep, that’s a BILLION) in combined sales. On top of that, we have a product used by hundreds of thousands of people every day, and we’re constantly creating new features and marketing plans to inspire and delight them.

We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our Ruby team. We build Rails apps, traditional and API driven JS apps, to support our artists and enable them to be successful. We deploy frequently. We strive for fast, confidence inspiring test suites. We try not to let a day go by without pairing with one of our co-workers for a few hours to share context, root out a bug, or refactor a scary piece of legacy code. We value effective professional communication.

As a small team we sometimes wear many hats. For this reason adaptable generalists with varying backgrounds are an asset to us. We also feel it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry and it really bugs us. That’s why we’re doing everything our small company can do to change that. We hope to continue to build a company whose culture promotes acceptance and embraces how rewarding it is to work for artists of all types all over the world.

While we definitely want your sharp skills, we’re specifically looking for a great teammate who values creativity, respect, and an honest desire to support artists over an impeccable resum√©. If you’re hesitating to apply for any reason, don’t. We’re excited to hear from you.

This is a full-time and salaried position that includes all of our awesome benefits like paid family leave, solid insurance, 401(k), and a generous PTO policy (we encourage you to take 4 weeks off!). You can work remotely from anywhere in the United States, but if you want to join us in Salt Lake City we can help with that.


  • Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Sidekiq/Resque, Git, SQL, etc
  • Daily remote pairing sessions

Bonus points

  • Chef, Nginx, Haproxy, Linux, Ember
  • Ecommerce platforms
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Work with a passionate group of makers, where the best idea wins. We trust you to do great work and manage your own time.

Work from anywhere, or join us in SLC

We just finished our beautiful new offices in downtown Salt Lake City. Maybe you already love where you live, that’s cool, you can stay right there.

Face time

Anyone can fly out at any time to meet up with their team on a project, and we bring everyone together a few times per year.

Generous PTO

We encourage you to take about 4 weeks off per year. If you’re sick or something comes up, take the day off. If you’re going on vacation, give us a heads up.

Stay healthy

We offer a solid work–life balance to keep your mind healthy, and medical, dental, life, and vision insurance for the rest.

401(k) with match

We’ll help you build your retirement nest egg, for when you’re ready to hang up your mouse.

The best tools

Great artists need great tools, and a MacBook Pro (or Air) with a 27" Thunderbolt display should do the job nicely.

Keep learning

We’ll cover any books you’d like to read or conferences you’d like to attend that will help you do your job better.

Build something

Work with a passionate group of makers, where the best idea wins. We trust you to do great work and manage your own time.

Funded personal projects

We offer our Employee Art Grant to invest in your creativity. You come up with an idea and we fund it.