We employ less people and pay them higher, provided you naturally want to take on more responsibilities, because you love programming. Deliver the best code, get paid, and grow with our early-stage startup – it is that simple. We will help you to found your own startup, when you are ready. We have plenty of hungry customers.
We are engineers, not researchers, technical evangelists, or job-hoppers. We build things, that work. We do not pay for “skills” or “experience”, let alone “years in the industry” (стаж). Only real-world products and services matter. Every LionStack engineer is a technical owner of his/her project(s) responsible for picking the best tools for the job, planning and executing the plan. It’s your own “startup” w/o the need to formally found one and look for clients.
Our core products use the following technology stack. We don’t insist on “years of experience” with all of those technologies – only the ability to learn it in customary for any senior developer two weeks.
Requirements and Compensation Criteria
We have three major requirements. Ace all three, and you get the max pay. Otherwise you start with a lower one. Lower skills and bad English cost us more, so we really want you to grow fast and get the max as soon, as possible. And keep growing.
1. Technical Proficiency
2. Domain Expertise
We Need Generalists
LionStack is a lean self-funded startup with zero margin for error. You need to deliver complete solutions and be productive from day one. If you were pigeonholed into a narrow role (aka "being a little bolt in a big machine" in Russian) e.g. doing back-end bug fixes, here is your chance to grow into a true project owner. Show us you are ready.
There won’t be stupid technical grilling, algorithmic exercises, or HR BS at the interview. There won’t be trick questions to verify if you lied in your resume. We don’t care about the resume. We want one thing from you: to present yourself as a generalist at the interview. The best way to do it is to demo your portfolio of solid real-life projects.
Show Us Your Achievements and Portfolio
Portfolio is optional, though it shows who you are better than any resume or academic degree. If you don’t have it (typical GitHub exercises and little tryouts don’t count), you should think about putting together a prototype or at the very least a detailed design in the technology stack of your choice.
Talk to us. You may have an existing portfolio. You may not need us. But if you decide to try it, we have a few ideas for such portfolio project relevant for us, but it is ultimately up to you. It’s your portfolio. You can present it to others too. If you don’t like our suggestions, make sure to pick the domain you want to specialize in. We won’t pay you for a portfolio project (the matter of principle), but back you providing a reference to all your potential employers, that you worked for us on that project. Because you did.
Do not send us a standard "resume". Just briefly tell about your current or desired technology stack – primarily what you used it: for a paid project, fun/hobby one, or the exercise described above. Remember, we are a Java shop. Most importantly write about your professional journey and goals/aspirations.
Drop us a link to your LinkedIn profile or online resume using the Contact Us form.