About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out remote.com/how-it-works to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at remote.com/handbook to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

The Position

You'll be joining 250 engineers across Frontend, Backend, SRE and QA. We're organised into cross-functional development teams assigned to specific product areas. 

Our backend is built with Elixir and Phoenix, with a Postgres database. We use React and Nextjs for our frontend. Gitlab is used as a version control tool and a CI/CD solution. Our applications are hosted on AWS. We fully rely on our CI for deployments and deploy multiple times per day.

We're organized into cross-functional development teams assigned to specific verticals and as the first Principal Engineer at Remote, you will partner closely with 15 staff engineers across the business.

What this job can offer you

  • Complex and meaningful challenges — solving them will enable people and businesses to live and operate in any country of the world.
  • Opportunity to have a significant impact on the business, you will be the first Principal Engineer at Remote — we are still very early in our journey as a company, and each change you make today is amplified by the company's growth. You can check out the Engineering Career Path to understand where this role sits in the engineering organization.
  • Pragmatic and product-focused Engineering culture - read more about our practices and work ethic here.
  • A lot of freedom to organize your work and life — you are not bound to daily standups, recurring meetings or other ceremonies.
  • Competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO and a set of perks and benefits.
  • A supportive and kind work environment where you can grow and challenge yourself to do your best work.

What you bring

  • You have experience as a Principal Engineer or in a similar seniority role, with a history of building, maintaining, and scaling complex software and systems.
  • Experience in scaling software systems to accommodate a growing number of contributors and teams.
  • A track record of mentoring and fostering the development of fellow engineers, and influencing engineering teams and projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a strategic and pragmatic approach to challenges, driving innovation and efficiency.

Practicals

  • You'll report to: VP of Engineering
  • Location: Anywhere in the World
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce.  We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $98,650 to $222,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

  1. Screening call with a Recruiter
  2. Hiring Manager Interview - Interview with an Engineering Director
  3. (async) Async exercise - System Design 
  4. Interview with a couple of staff engineers to run through the System Design Exercise
  5. Interview with more of the team
  6. Executive interview
  7. Prior employment verification check 

Benefits

Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at remote.com/r/benefits. As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at remote.com/async.

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.

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Remote is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences.Through the below self-identification survey, we invite you to share your demographic information.

This information will be used to ensure that our hiring process is inclusive and that people of all backgrounds are represented in our talent pool.

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The data will be aggregated and only used internally to inform our hiring strategies and processes to ensure we are actively working toward creating access to opportunities among under-represented groups and increasing our teams’ diversity. 

The access to the collected data is limited on a need-to-know basis.
These questions are optional and voluntary, and will not have any impact on hiring outcomes.

Visit the Remote Handbook to read more about how diversity, equity, and inclusion are a way of life at Remote.

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