Your dream career

Beezwax develops custom solutions for a wide range of clients, building solutions for all kinds of information and business problems. We specialize in internal software tools, simplifying processes to make other people happier at their work. Every single day we get to apply and develop our technical skills in multiple problem domains.

Our team is largely based in the Bay Area, and partly geographically distributed. Wherever we are, we support each other closely with strong and frequent communication, and pair programming is encouraged.

We engage in robust, diligent code review that emphasizes testing, quality, and following best practices — we have some very technical clients who demand this of us, which is our good luck.

We are active in developer communities, both online and at events and conferences. And we have continuous, vibrant in-house discussion on best practices, continually supporting one another in improving our skills.

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What is a dream job? Researchers believe a dream job is one that...

Is engaging...

...with variety, clear tasks, freedom, and feedback.

We work with amazing clients — nonprofits, universities, giant corporations — creating solutions for all kinds of information and business problems.

Helps others

Beezwax specializes in the internal software tools that make others’ jobs easier. We simplify processes to make other people happier at their work.

You're good at

And you keep improving.

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

Has supportive colleagues

As a highly distributed team, Beez require stronger-than-average communication skills. Active communication and prompt, meaningful feedback are the expectation and standard. In our engineering organization, code review is rich and pair programming is encouraged.

meets your needs

Not just financially. Beyond competitive compensation and benefits, Beezwax supports individualized schedules and remote work. We work with clients and have responsibilities to them, but when not meeting with clients, Beez work at the times and places that are most effective for themselves. As for job security, in 20 years of business, Beezwax has not laid a single employee off.

how do we do it?

At Beezwax, we fit our schedules to our needs, and unlike much of the industry, we pay hourly rather than salary. Many Beez choose to work a typical ~40 hour week. Others work closer to 20 or 30, and some regularly clock 60~80 hour weeks; your schedule is organized around your own situation.

We believe hourly compensation is more fair, and benefits like PTO are prorated against a typical 40 hour week: eg a Bee who averages 80 hours/week earns twice as much PTO as a Bee averaging 40.

We pay hourly not just to support individual and highly-flexible schedules, but also as a manifestation of our philosophical approach to work. This is not about scarcity; at Beezwax, we work when we want to, and not when we don’t. We don’t show up and clock in and out; we make a conscious choice that “now, I’m working.”

For a creative, effective, distributed team, this philosophy of intentional commitment is an important part of our work style and culture, as every Bee knows that every member of the team is fully engaged and present.

More about us

A diverse team leads to better decision-making and greater creativity, and we are committed to increasing diversity in the company and the industry. You'll find Beez coaching elementary school children for the Hour of Code, or helping launch a tech bootcamp for low-income women and non-binary adults. We are part of TechLadies, Lesbians Who Tech, BeVisible, a career site for Latinxs, and 42 USA, a tuition-free university.

Family is an important part of a Bee’s life. We love to share pictures of children and pets, bring our family to visit the office, and grow friendships with our fellow Beez. Work is just one aspect of our lives and we believe our time at work should make our lives better.

Advanced Rails Developer

Location

San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Cupertino)

Position

We’re looking to add an advanced Rails developer who can operate with a high level of both independence and accountability. You should be actively engaged and passionate about the technologies you are using, quick to learn, and excited to collaborate. The right person for this role is inspired by a work environment where teammates are very skilled and expectations are high.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience with Rails
  • Thorough knowledge of Ruby on Rails best practices, with a commitment to writing well-tested code
  • You’re self-directed: you can be handed tasks & counted on to follow through on them, including figuring your own way past blockers whenever possible.
  • Your self-assessment is realistic: you know when you’re doing a good job, and what needs attention or improvement, even at times when you’re not being directly supervised or given feedback.
  • You thrive in a hardworking environment where expectations are high and teammates are also very goal-oriented.
  • You excel at communicating not only with fellow engineers, but also with project managers and clients – and you proactively maintain strong lines of communication.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Healthcare package with vision and dental
  • Vacation / PTO
  • Retirement plan
  • Support for your continued learning and professional development
  • Hardware and software

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

Senior Rails Developer

Location

Cupertino, CA

Position

We’re looking to add a senior Rails developer with strong communication and client skills, who can take on a leadership role both technically and as a mentor to others. We want you to help our whole team improve our code quality, and help build our reputation.

You should be actively engaged and passionate about the technologies you are using, quick to learn, and excited to collaborate. The right person for this role is inspired by a work environment in which requirements and technologies vary from project to project, driven by a balance of the client’s needs and our expertise and experience.

DUTIES

In addition to web development for client and internal projects, the person in this position will:

  • Write blog posts, speak at conferences, lead meetups, etc.
  • Provide expert advice for advanced technical issues (during needs assessment, product design, and when a developer gets stuck)
  • Ιmplement best practices (testing, code quality, code review process, git flow, etc.)
  • Ηelp us write open-source tools that Beezwax can maintain
  • Βe a decision maker for the web team (with everyone’s help, but this should be the person who is responsible for ensuring that decisions are being made and things are moving forward)
  • Μentor junior developers

Requirements

  • Minimum 4, preferably 6 or more, years professional experience with Rails<
  • Thorough knowledge of Ruby on Rails best practices, with a commitment to writing well-tested code
  • Communication skills that excel not only with engineers, but also with project managers and clients
  • Expertise with technical leadership and mentorship

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Healthcare package with vision and dental
  • Vacation / PTO
  • Retirement plan
  • Support for your continued learning and professional development
  • Hardware and software

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

Senior JavaScript Developer

Location

Cupertino, CA

Position

We’re looking to add a Senior JavaScript developer with strong communication and client skills, who can take on a leadership role both technically and as a mentor to others. We want you to help our whole team improve our code quality, and help build our reputation. You should be actively engaged and passionate about the technologies you are using, quick to learn, and excited to collaborate. The right person for this role is inspired by a work environment in which requirements and technologies vary from project to project, driven by a balance of the client’s needs and our expertise and experience.

DUTIES

  • In addition to web development for client and internal projects, the person in this position will:
  • Write blog posts, speak at conferences, lead meetups, etc.
  • Provide expert advice for advanced technical issues (during needs assessment, product design, and when a developer gets stuck)
  • Ιmplement best practices (testing, code quality, code review process, git flow, etc.)
  • Ηelp us write open-source tools that Beezwax can maintain
  • Βe a decision maker for the web team (with everyone’s help, but this should be the person who is responsible for ensuring that decisions are being made and things are moving forward)
  • Μentor junior developers

Requirements

  • Professional experience with React and Node.js, with 4-6 years of overall Web development experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of React and Node.js best practices, with a commitment to writing well-tested code
  • Communication skills that excel not only with engineers, but also with project managers and clients
  • Expertise with technical leadership and mentorship

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Healthcare package with vision and dental
  • Vacation / PTO
  • Retirement plan
  • Support for your continued learning and professional development
  • Hardware and software

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

DevOps Engineer

Location

San Francisco Bay Area  (Cupertino)

Position

Great support opportunity for a talented DevOps Engineer with a proven track record who enjoys using technology to automate solutions and optimize outcomes, implementing continuous integration and deployment in a challenging and fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following characteristics and experience:

  • Monitor daily / weekly data loads and data quality
  • Load quarterly offline data loads
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to be able to resolve issues related to data loads
  • Analyze technology options/feasibility; define the build, delivery, and deployment pipeline for applications
  • Provide leadership in implementing a secure, robust and high availability DevOps pipeline
  • Automate build & deployment processes
  • Work closely with engineers, QA, project managers throughout the development lifecycle in successfully delivering best in class systems (data-mart and software)
  • Implement push button deployment at scale with zero downtime
  • Work experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and solution-oriented individual
  • Takes initiatives, effectively communicates/works with business stakeholders

Requirements

  • 4+ years demonstrable experience in DevOps
  • Expert knowledge and experience with software version control systems: SVN, GIT (GitHub/Gitlab), etc
  • Hands-on in scripting languages, Python and RDBMS (Postgres, Teradata) skills
  • Experience maintaining automated build systems such as Jenkins
  • A desire to write tools and applications to automate work rather then do things manually
  • Familiarity with tools for investigating or monitoring problems on systems
  • UNIX and Linux system administration experience: ssh, monitoring processes, attaching storage, cleaning disk space, tailing logs, etc.
  • Experience implementing Continuous Integration and Delivery processes
  • Working knowledge of containerization (Docker) and supporting technologies experience a plus
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies like VMWare experience a plus
  • Knowledge of webServers and load balancers like Apache HTTP Server, Apache Traffic Server, Nginx experience a plus
  • Tableau views and data source development experience a plus
  • Essbase views and cube (OLAP) development experience a plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent in Engineering

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Healthcare package with vision and dental
  • Vacation / PTO
  • Retirement plan
  • Support for your continued learning and professional development
  • Hardware and software

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

FileMaker Developer

Location

SF Bay Area: East Bay, SF, South Bay, Marin or Peninsula

Position

We’re looking to hire another experienced FileMaker developer. We’re interested in someone who has tackled adventurous FileMaker development tasks, whether it’s architecting solution frameworks, building Custom Function libraries, Web Viewer integration with JavaScript, mobile solution sync, long-term system development, Web integration with PHP or Ruby, dashboarding using ExecuteSQL, building financial models, MySQL or Oracle integration, actively participating in the developer community, commercial product development, cutting-edge UI design…OR anything else you’ve done beyond the limits of standard FileMaker development.

Requirements

There’s no single technical or business requirement in this area — please check out our blog, list of services, case studies and client list for an idea of what our team members work on (basically anything or everything FileMaker-related!).

You should have:

  • Minimum of five years experience as a developer.
  • Familiarity with current versions (15/16) of the FileMaker Platform.
  • FileMaker Certification as an achievement or goal.
  • Solid knowledge of related technologies and IT environments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven reliability.
  • Experience with JavaScript is a plus.
  • Experience with web integration, HTML5/JSON/REST APIs/Git/etc. is a plus.
  • Experience with graphic design, data visualization, UI/UX is a plus.
  • Experience with Project Management and/or Agile software development is a plus.
  • Interest in Ruby/Rails or Swift/iOS is a plus.
  • Experience with ERP, SCM, finance, POS, E-commerce is a plus.

The ideal applicant will be able to enthusiastically perform job functions with a minimum of structure and supervision, and be able to thrive in an informal, creative, entrepreneurial company.

You should be interested in working as part of a smaller firm, although experience freelancing or working at a larger corporation is valuable.

Both part-time and full-time positions are available, based in the SF Bay Area and/or remote. We are open to working with freelancers on a per-project basis.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, including a retirement plan and an excellent healthcare package with vision and dental.
  • Beautiful headquarters office full of friendly people and tasty snacks in the center of Oakland, close to BART.
  • Satellite work space in Cupertino, plus opportunites to work with Beez in Brooklyn, Portland, and other locales.
  • If you get tired of an office, work remotely whenever you need.
  • Support for developer productivity and continued learning in the forms of hardware, software, learning materials, training, and conferences.

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

IT/Systems Engineer

Location

San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay and East Bay)

Position

We are looking for someone with a heavily Mac-related IT background, adept at managing the network and IT infrastructure for a central office, co-located servers and remote team. Our team is almost exclusively Mac-based (with iPhones too, of course), though also do some work with Windows (for QuickBooks and testing, mostly) and Linux/*nix.

Requirements

You should have:

* Familiarity with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux/*nix.
* Solid knowledge of IT including networking, sysadmin, mailserver, security, database, etc.
* Windows Server Administration, including Active Directory
* AWS (Amazon Web Services) experience.
* Interest in FileMaker a requirement. We will support your training of FileMaker in the first 6 months of hire date.
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven reliability
* Ability to work in our Downtown Oakland office.

Nice to have:

* FileMaker Certification a plus.
* FileMaker Server Administration a plus (setup, configuration, and maintenance)
* FileMaker Cloud experience a plus.
* This IT-focused position will include DevOps work; hands-on experience with FileMaker Pro or web development is a plus.

You should be interested in working as part of a smaller firm, although experience freelancing or working at a larger corporation is valuable.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, including a retirement plan and an excellent healthcare package with vision and dental.
  • Beautiful office full of friendly people and tasty snacks in the center of Oakland (right by BART), with excellent restaurants mere blocks in every direction.
  • Support for employee productivity and continued learning in the forms of hardware, software, learning materials, training, and conferences.

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

Technical Account Manager

Location

San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay/Peninsula and East Bay)

Position

We are looking for a highly competent customer relationship manager, communicator, and problem solver who is familiar with the dynamics of a small software development/technical consulting firm. The ideal applicant will be able to work in a customer-facing role with a minimum of structure and supervision, and be able to thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial company.

Duties

• Getting new projects rolling, including discussions with potential clients, collaborating with developers on needs assessment, project scoping, estimating, timeline creation and proposal creation
• Serving as bridge between developer and client: facilitating communication, anticipating possible problems before they occur
• Working onsite on custom software development projects with a dynamic, growing team of software developers; this job is a combination of collaboration with and management of our developers, both local and remote
• Maintaining overview of several simultaneous projects for different clients; being accountable to track budget and development progress
• Maintaining projects including track budget and development process, and identifying and managing change requests
• Participating with the management team in strategic planning of company-wide infrastructural improvements and long-term objectives

Requirements

• Ability to anticipate the needs of all parties involved in a project
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to identify problems and propose solutions with consideration of all ramifications
• Willingness to commute to clients in the South Bay/Peninsula
• Experience with agile development methodology is a plus
• Familiarity helping run and grow a business is valuable
• Familiarity with the needs of different types of organizations and businesses is valuable, as we have clients of all sizes in various industries
• Hands-on experience with web development, mobile apps, or FileMaker Pro is a plus
• 5 years of relevant experience as project manager, technical account manager, developer and/or consultant

Benefits

• Competitive compensation, including a retirement plan and an excellent healthcare package with vision and dental
• Support for developer productivity and continued learning in the forms of hardware, software, learning materials, training, and conferences

Beez contribute in all the ways they want and can. Beezwax is committed to employee growth, and provides conferences, seminars, and books, and encourages Beez to develop new ways to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!

No direct match? Even if none of the current positions are a good fit, you can be considered for a possible future role. Please let us know what you're looking for, why you're interested in Beezwax and send your resume to: careers@beezwax.net

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