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Commutatus Careers

www.commutatus.comicon
FOUNDED
2014
TYPE
Products & Services
SIZE
20-100
STAGE
Bootstrapped
Why join us

True to its name, Commutatus is an organization that believes in the power of change. We are a web and mobile app development firm founded in 2014 with its major operations in Chennai, India.

 

In 2014, we set out to change the world with revolutionary technology, but we knew even back then that we had to first create a place that was designed to foster that technological revolution. A place where talented individuals could put their minds together and work without impediments to truly change the world for the better. We wanted to inspire younger generations to join us in our vision. Since then we have been able to grow to a core team of 25 extremely passionate individuals who constantly strive to bring that vision closer with every moving day and our platforms have seen a growth rate of 2100% in 2016 and 2017

 

At Commutatus, we believe in proactively engaging in the vision and perception of our partner’s products and strive to always deliver nothing but the best and this is primarily where this role fits in.

 

What makes us awesome?

 

  • The opportunity to explore and learn new things: We are a fast growing startup and we like to experiment with and implement new technologies and methodologies. This helps our employees expand their skills and give them an opportunity to g explore.
  • The experience to be an active part of product development: We believe in teamwork. At Commutatus, it’s not just the team leader but the whole project team including developers and designers, works closely with our clients to develop an incredible product.
  • Skills are all that matter to us: While your college degree and your work experience helps us understand your background, your skills are what excite us the most.
  • The growth & learning from working on multiple projects simultaneously: Working on three projects simultaneously help the team members develop skills seamlessly as they learn from the diversity of products, platforms and technologies in different projects.
  • Freedom to express yourself in a zero hierarchical work environment: While we do have team leaders, we believe in encouraging every employee to be a leader. We’d love to hear your voice, your challenge to pack a product better and welcome it if you go ahead and propose the change.
  • A chance to be a part of an ambitious family: We work closely with each other and envision a e future with innovation in the world of Digital Products.
  • Timeless Growth: Your growth is not bound by time, but the value you add to Commutatus.
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Jobs at Commutatus

Backend Engineer

at Commutatus

Founded 2014  •  Products & Services  •  20-100 employees  •  Bootstrapped
Ruby on Rails (ROR)
Ruby
Go Programming (Golang)
Python
Java
Microservices
RESTful APIs
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
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Remote only
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1 - 5 yrs
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₹8L - ₹12L / yr

Commutatus partners with ambitious entrepreneurs, startups, and corporates in various industries to conceptualize, design, and build digital products. We are the team that companies like AIESEC, MyCaptain, NADIM, and others hire to get things done. 


Over the past years, we’ve gained substantial experience not just in building platforms, but also in doing it the right way.  The platforms that we build now are both super malleable, and easy to scale. Our vision at Commutatus is, To bring tomorrow closer to today, and we aspire to achieve that more  than one client at a time. 


We’ve recorded a video for you to get a quick overview of who we are and what we’re trying to achieve with this role. Watch it - https://app.weet.co/play/bda7ef11/engineering-intro-video


What you would do at Commutatus

You’ll primarily work in a squad of 6 - 8 people comprising of designers, front end engineers, backend engineers, and a project manager. Your responsibilities will include -

  • Research and feasibility checks: Assist in the ideation of features by providing inputs based on research or your experience. You’ll frequently advise the team on the feasibility of ideas, and provide alternate routes to meet the objective of the feature. 
  • Planning and estimation: You will assist the squad in  planning,  and estimating features to ensure that they roll out on time, and function as expected.
  • Software development: Develop robust APIs for platforms that we manage, you’ll also be involved in analysing performance & errors to keep the platform at the top of its game! We build plugins/templates for features that are common across platforms. , You’ll need to keep an eye out for such opportunities, and may even be involved in building them.
  • Continuous improvement: Play an active role in team retrospective events by flagging problems and frustrations in the team, and offering solutions.

What you need to have

We are not big on credentials. A computer science degree, or graduating from a prestigious university is not something we spend much time looking at. We care about what you can do and how you do it, not how you got there.


Absolute Requirements

  1. You are open to working remotely.
  2. You have exceptional communication skills.
  3. You are resourceful - we don’t expect you to know all the answers right away, but we want you to research, and learn on the go to get the job done right.
  4. You can identify problems around you, and independently propose solutions to these problems. We love independent problem-solvers and encourage all our employees to suggest changes to streamline our processes.
  5. You are organised, and structured. If your PRs are well structured, have great descriptions, and your JIRA tickets are always on the right status, we want you.
  6. A strong understanding of Ruby on Rails, APIs, and database design.

Skills and experiences we’d like to see

  1. You’ve built scalable digital platforms before that have been deployed to production environments.
  1. You know how GraphQL, and REST APIs work, i.e., you know how to build, maintain, and improve them.
  2. You have designed databases and optimized their performance.
  3. You understand the different components of a backend system such as app servers, databases, and caches.
  4. You have a sound understanding of how to deploy apps to staging or production via automated tools such as Github Actions or Travis.

What we can give you

  • Performance and compensation reviews at least twice a year.
  • The freedom to learn and grow in the company.
  • A supportive team who’ll help you when you are stuck!
  • A learning path, feedback, and resources to take you to the next step in your technical career! We even sponsor certifications, and tickets to select tech events!
  • A safe space to explore your varied interests. 
  • A platform to explore and understand different domains.
  • An invested interest in your well-being. All our employees benefit from a generous health insurance and unlimited sick leaves.
  • The space for you to have a healthy work-life balance.
  • Transparency in the company’s performance and financial status.
  • Weekly company-wide engagement activities to wind down at the end of the week.

Reality check

These preliminary questions will let you know if you fit our requirements.

  1. Do you love freedom, and flexibility in your work? 
  2. Do you seek out opportunities, and learn something new each day?
  3. Are you a great communicator?
  4. Do you make an effort to ensure quality on everything you ship out, such that you are proud to have your stamp on it? 

If you align with everything we’ve said, we are interested!

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Pallavi Joshi

Senior React Developer

at Commutatus

Founded 2014  •  Products & Services  •  20-100 employees  •  Bootstrapped
React.js
Javascript
Redux/Flux
Vue.js
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Remote only
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3 - 7 yrs
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₹5L - ₹13L / yr
We’re looking for a talented and passionate React & ReactNative Engineer to join our team. We’re an agile and fast-paced team with complimenting skill-sets and our products have so far reached people in over 128 countries with three million users. We iterate and launch fast, build beautiful web apps with solid technical foundations, and work hard with an insatiable hunger for success. Every day, we walk in to unravel complex problems and end the day delightfully. Despite the rapid pace, we have a friendly and relaxed work environment.

What would you be doing at Commutatus?
Operations

* Work in a team of 2 to 6 people
* Coordinate closely with designers and product managers
* Create neat, pleasing and powerful products for both small and enterprise projects
* Be eager to explore new projects every 8-12 weeks - an opportunity for you to build fresh and different apps instead of developing an existing product
* Own the direction of the app you’re building, engage with emerging technologies and power-up your skills.

Engineering

* FE Software architect for the projects in the team
* Review code pushed out by team members
* Be at the forefront of tech - exploring new tech and frameworks, ensuring that the products built are at the cutting edge of technology.
* Solve the most complicated technical problems in the team when required

Leadership

* Ensuring technical excellence. Be a hands-on engineer who can teach best practice within the team
* Mentoring team members on becoming better developers

We follow various management and technical practices to ensure that our team enjoys working while delivering the best to our partners -

* Grooming Meetings - We evaluate our workload for the sprint with designers, product managers, and developers together to ensure we deliver on the sprint without having to work overtime or compromise on quality.
* Feature Presentations - Development teams sit along with our product managers and designers to evaluate work in progress features and also the team gets a chance to weigh in on how best we can deliver on the sprint. Performance and experience inputs are also discussed here.
* Mid-sprint Checkpoint - We have a checkpoint on how the sprint is spearheading operationally, check for any delays to communicate and if we can accommodate additional tasks.
* Open Source/Learning - We enjoy contributing to open source or learning new tools of the trade to enhance our skills.
* Retro Meetings - We evaluate our sprint process - how the sprint went in a start, stop, continue format with the objective of looking into how we can further improve our processes to deliver great experiences for our developers and our partners!
* Standups - All teams have daily standups to keep in sync and also find out who needs helps and who can.
* Code Review - We take code/design review very seriously at Commutatus with a focus on improving the current codebase with every single commit.

What do you need to work at Commutatus?
We focus on raw talent and aren’t too concerned about work or education history, but we would like to review some code you’ve written and your previous work.

Technical Skills we’re looking for:
* Javascript, ReactJs and ReactNative
* Redux or other state management frameworks
* HTML/CSS Mastery
* Ability to problem solve, track, and follow up on a variety of complex technical issues with internal and external stakeholders

Experiences that we look for in candidates:
* Minimum 4 years of experience in frontend development
* Advanced knowledge of Javascript (minimum of 4 years)
* Advanced knowledge of React (minimum of 3 years)
* Excellent understanding of OOP concepts
* Must have experience in interfacing with REST/GraphQL APIs
* Must have experience in building large scale frontends using frameworks such as React
* Must have experience working in agile projects
* Leadership qualities, we'd like you to have great technical leadership skills to ensure that only the best code is being shipped out and all our platforms perform exceptionally!

Bonus Points
* Backend understanding
* Experience working in a digital agency before
* Experience working in a remote role
* Experience interfacing with clients

Location
We are an indefinitely remote company. You can work out of anywhere!
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Job posted by
Pallavi Joshi

React Developer

at Commutatus

Founded 2014  •  Products & Services  •  20-100 employees  •  Bootstrapped
React.js
Javascript
Redux/Flux
Vue.js
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Remote only
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1 - 4 yrs
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₹3L - ₹6L / yr

Who we are? Commutatus is an agency that partners with ambitious entrepreneurs, startups and corporates in all industries to conceptualise, design and build digital products. We’re the team that companies like AIESEC, MyCaptain, NADIM and https://commutatus.com/clients" target="_blank">others hire to get their platforms to the moon and back.


Why is this role important to us?
 Well, life is at its fullest when we work with great people! As the scale of problems Commutatus deals with increases, our bar for solutions implemented gets higher. For this, we need the best people working with us. By best, we mean people who are not just smart, passionate and solution-oriented but are great to work with.


What are the goals of this role?
 This job role hinges on two goals that we have for our react developer 1. Develop great digital products for our clients that help them achieve their business goals. 2. Improve technical standards at Commutatus and create templates, modules for us to do things faster and better.


Examples of things you could do to get to our goals
 With these goals in mind, you could 1. Participate in weekly/bi-weekly sprints for the projects to understand requirements and plan the project 2. Give suggestions and solutions, keeping the partners business goal in mind to improve the platform/product that you are working on 3. Writing clean, concise, scalable and reusable code 4. Designing architecture for new projects and improving older ones.

But wait, we want to focus on getting to the bottom of problems and not just paving over them so you might also find yourself 1. Contributing to our knowledge repository - Awesome 2. Work on side projects to experiment with new technology stacks or internal projects to improve processes inside the company.

We understand that to get to the goal, some of our processes might have to change and we welcome change.


What we can give you
 1. We’re going to listen to your ideas and help take some forward! 2. Opportunity to work on multiple amazing projects which are challenging and will help in skilling up; 3. We’ll evaluate your performance and compensation at least twice a year. 4. We’ll be transparent about company performance and give you a space to voice your thoughts and opinions frequently. 5. Appreciate you for a job well done. 6. A people-centric, remote working environment


What do you need to have
 We're not big on credentials. An M.Tech or graduating from a prestigious university is not something we spend much time looking at. We care about what you can do and how you do it, not about how you got here.

That being said, we are definitely looking for candidates who must have 1. Experience working on a javascript framework/library such as React, Vue or Angular and have an exceptional understanding on Javascript 2. Can work remotely & independently 3. Resourceful - we don’t expect you to know all the answers right away, but we want you to research and learn on the go, to get the job done right. 4. Have experience in a similar role or worked on side projects related to web development.


What kind of projects will I get to work on at Commutatus?
 We are domain agnostic. We have projects in edu-tech, e-commerce, logistics, furniture manufacturing and many more. We not only help in developing MVPs but also scaling them. You’ll mostly be working with a few of our https://commutatus.com/clients" target="_blank">clients.


Is this a remote job?
Yes, we are indefinitely remote.

Who am I going to be working with? We’re a small team, around 35 people. You’ll mostly be working in a team of 4-6 developers. On projects, you’ll work closely in a cross-skilled team of backend developers, project managers and designers.

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