Full Stack Engineer – Manila, PH

Balsam Brands
November 12, 2021
Apply before January 12, 2022

Company Description

Balsam Brands is a multi-brand e-Commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. Based in Silicon Valley, the company operates market-leading website such as www.BalsamHill.com. strive for excellence in everything we do and have been honored to receive the following awards as a result:

  • Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
  • Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The company’s outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

In 2021, Balsam International, our Regional Operating Headquarters in the Philippines received the Great Place To Work recognition which is a testament to the People First culture that we have built over the years. Functioning remotely since 2010, our team of hard-working, passionate professionals contributes significantly to the company’s success. The team in the Philippines enjoy full employee benefits including mandatories (SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth), 13th month pay, healthcare coverage +2 dependents, internet subsidy (after regularization), continuous learning benefits, access to counseling sessions, paid time off including volunteer days and holiday breaks. The meal subsidies, company trips, and other perks are just cherry on top of the work-from-home setup.

Job Description

Balsam International is looking for a Full Stack Engineer who will be responsible for taking complete, end-to-end ownership of projects across the entire stack. Our ideal candidate has experience building products across the stack and a firm understanding of web frameworks, APIs, databases, and multiple back-end languages. You’ll be joining a small team working at the forefront of new technology, solving the challenges that impact both the front end and back-end architecture, and ultimately, deliver amazing global user experiences.

You will report directly to your Functional Manager in the Technology Team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Development of eCommerce website functionalities
    • Work across the full stack, building highly scalable distributed solutions that enable positive user experiences and measurable business growth
    • Architect and provide guidance on building end-to-end systems optimized for speed and scale
    • Develop new features and infrastructure development in support of rapidly emerging business and project requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners
    • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment
    • Participate in scrums and estimation meetings to help properly scope upcoming sprints
    • Assist non-technical, cross-functional partners whenever they encounter technical issues
  • Maintenance of existing site functionalities
    • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design
    • Collaborate with both front-end and back-end engineers to ensure that existing functionalities work as intended
    • Work on improving the performance of the system
  • Aid in upskilling the Tech team
    • Research and share best practices with the Technology team
    • Conduct desk checks with QA partners whenever there are features to be handed over
    • Lead brownbag sessions to expand the knowledge of the team in general
  • Performs other duties that maybe assigned from time to time.

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or engineering
  • 1+ years of experience building large-scale software applications
  • Experience building web applications
  • Experience designing and integrating RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of Java, Angular or React, and Javascript
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Unit/integration testing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in fluent English
  • Eagerness to take initiative and consistently exceed expectations with a positive attitude
  • Fast learner with willingness to work in a fast-paced environment

Location: The Full Stack Engineer position is a remote working position for Balsam International Unlimited Philippine ROHQ in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are located within Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan or certain parts of Laguna only (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, San Pedro and Santa Rosa).

Our must-haves:

  • Must attend occasional in-person meetings depending on the status of the pandemic. For 2021, all in-person gatherings in Balsam are suspended until further notice.
  • Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications:

For Windows users:

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64 bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
  • RAM/Memory: 4GB or higher
  • Hard Drive: 500GB or higher

For Mac users:

  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Start-up Disk: Macintosh HD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
  • Must have a back-up laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues.
  • Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber, or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 10MBPS.
  • Must have a back-up internet connection of the same speed, if primary connection becomes spotty.
  • Must have licensed MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) including Outlook.

Note: An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process.

Status: Full Time

Benefits & Perks:

  • Government-mandated Benefits
  • SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth
  • 13th Month Pay
  • Leaves (Maternity, Paternity, Solo Parent Leave, and Special Leave for Women)
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Monthly Internet Subsidy
  • Paid Shutdown Week
  • Healthcare Coverage with Accident and Death Insurance (+2 dependents)
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program (Mental Health Support including counseling and life skills trainings)
  • Annual Company Trip
  • Discretionary Annual Incentive Plan
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

How do you apply?

To learn more and apply, visit us at: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BalsamBrands/743999786630175-full-stack-engineer-manila-ph or click the Apply Now Button below.

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