Optimal’s mission is to help students make informed decisions about their education by providing transparent, data-driven, and user-focused products. We embrace a culture of growth, experimentation, and creativity. Our small and agile team allows all members to exercise great responsibility and freedom, allowing each person to have a measurable impact on our business and experience continual growth. We reward results with a unique profit sharing program and encourage self-development through benefits like our tuition reimbursement program.
Note: Optimal was formerly know as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded.
We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join our team. Our experienced Ruby on Rails software engineers write and maintain complex code bases, process large amounts of data using advanced algorithms, and design front-end features to deliver unique value to our users. We embrace an agile mindset, delivering high quality products in a timely manner and working with team members across different divisions, like product and marketing, to come up with the best solutions.
Some of the technologies we use:
We are looking for passionate, creative, and driven individuals to join our team. We offer a competitive salary as well as a unique profit sharing program: we recognize that it is the individuals on our team that allow us to be successful, so all employees are granted equity in the company upon hire and receive annual profit bonuses based on that equity. As your contributions and equity grow over time, these bonuses can grow to substantially increase your overall compensation. The starting salary for this position is $90-$125k (DOE) with annual profit and performance-based bonuses starting in the employee’s first year.
Title: Software Engineer
Position Type: Full-time
Compensation/Salary: $90,000-$125,000 DOE (before bonuses)
Signing Bonus: Yes, amount DOE
Relocation Assistance (when applicable)
Benefits: Equity sharing; profit- and performance-based bonuses; comprehensive and 100% employer covered health, dental, and vision insurance (including spouse and dependents); retirement contributions; competitive & flexible vacation policy (3 weeks starting and up to 6 weeks with seniority); tuition reimbursement program; charitable gift matching; company paid conferences; health reimbursement program, paid parental leave
Workstation: We believe in providing the best tools for the job so you will be provided with an adjustable standing desk, your choice of one 32" 4k monitor or two 27" 1080p monitors, and your choice of either a 15" MacBook Pro w/ 32GB of RAM or 15" Dell Mobile Precision Workstation w/ 32GB of RAM running Ubuntu 18.04.
Our waterfront office is located in downtown, historic Kirkland. We keep our kitchen fully stocked and have ping pong and pool tables, a growing board game collection, and a troop of quirky office dogs. We hope you’ll consider joining us and being a part of our team at Optimal.