ActiveState Platform – made by developers for developers! We are reinventing build engineering with an on-demand SaaS Platform and CLI tool that lets developers automate the building of any runtime environment using any open source language ecosystem on any platform. In Beta right now, we support Python and Perl and we’re hiring to add more languages and packages! We’re building an ambitious language distribution platform so that no engineer ever has to suffer dependency hell again, and we need your help to add Java to it!
This position is available to remote workers anywhere in the world, as long as you are able to work on a schedule that aligns with our core North American business hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm PST. You can also choose to work from our headquarters in beautiful Vancouver, BC once the health situation makes this possible.
What You’ll be Doing
As a Java Language Specialist on our team, you are responsible for using your deep understanding of Java — its internals, dependency management, idioms, and community — to teach our Platform to build and distribute Java for multiple Operating Systems. We’re building from source. Note this is not a Java development role. Rather you’ll be writing software to create custom Java distributions and this software won’t necessarily be written in Java. You’ve been bitten by Java and have successfully tamed it.
Our day to day work practices are centered around GitHub, pull requests, code review, CI for testing, and agile development with Pivotal Tracker as our project management tool. We’re always looking to improve our practices and we expect you to help us to do so.
Our team is scattered around the US and Canada, so we coordinate with each other and the rest of the company using Slack for chat, Highfive for video calls and screen sharing, Pivotal Tracker, and Google Drive.
We like to use open source software whenever possible, and we also like to contribute back to the open source ecosystem. We embrace open sourcing both libraries and tools developed in-house as long as those are not mission-critical code.
What’s in it for You
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Working at ActiveState
ActiveState has a collaborative, respectful, and professional culture. We’re all about working together to find the best solutions, and making sure that the experience of doing so is positive for everyone involved. There is a commitment from the CEO on down to making work at ActiveState a great experience for all of us.
Our company is a team of 50+ and growing, with 2/3rds of the positions in technical roles including software development and QA. We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but we’re flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events.