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Funding20M-50M USD
IndustrySoftware, E-commerce, Open Source, Financial Services
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Software Engineer

at Braintree in Chicago, IL   —   Jul 18, 2014   |  
Braintree helps online businesses process credit card payments by providing a merchant account, payment gateway, recurring billing and credit card storage. The company is disrupting the payments industry by providing elegant tools for developers coupled with white-glove support. Founded in 2007, Braintree works with the world’s most discerning online merchants, including LivingSocial, 37signals, OpenTable and GitHub. Braintree was profitably bootstrapped for four years before accepting a $34 million investment from Accel Partners in 2011. Braintree is expanding our team and seeking developers with all levels of experience. Instead of including a list of requirements we want you to understand how we work. If our environment sounds like a place for you, read more on our careers page:
We are polyglots...
Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we don’t confine ourselves to a single programming language. We believe in using the best tool for the job while maintaining a slight bias toward the tools the team knows the best. We’ve written infrastructure components in Python, Node.js, and Clojure, and we build client libraries for integrating with Braintree in Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, .NET, Perl, and Objective-C
We pair...
We pair program to write all of our software. We work on Mac Pros with two keyboards and dual 27" cinema displays. We work in an open team room. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls.
We test...
Testing is at the forefront of our development philosophy. We never need to check our code coverage to know that it's at 100%: with disciplined TDD, no line of code will be written without a test. We don't have a QA team. That might be terrifying when you consider the type of software that we're building, but we're confident that our automated testing is thorough and will catch any regression bugs. We use continuous integration to test every version of every client library against our gateway.
We are agile...
For us, the most important part of Agile is doing what works best for the team. We have a story card wall and release a few times a week. We keep the team in sync with daily standups and have a retrospective once a month to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. We’re pragmatic, not dogmatic. Although we have strong opinions, we're never afraid to try to new things to see if they work and reconsider our positions if the situation warrants it.
We value our people...
We spend half a day every week working on whatever we’re interested in, regardless of whether it's relevant to the business. Some examples of the things people have chosen to work on include competing against each other to build a mesh chat client in node.js, contributing to o
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